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Congratulations to our 2020 Winners

First Place: Wei-Yi Sun, piano- Ohio State University
Second Place: Bibiana Miskolciova, piano- Capital University
Third Place:  Sarah Troeller, cello- Ohio State University


Wei-Yi SunWei-Yi Sun, a native of Taichung, Taiwan, is a doctoral candidate in piano performance at The Ohio State University School of Music studying under Professor Steven Glaser. She earned her Master of Music degree from Indiana University. As an active performer, Wei-Yi has performed world-wide including solo recitals in Taiwan (National Taichung Theatre), United States, and at many international music festivals in Italy and France. Wei-Yi is not only a solo and collaborative artist but a dedicated teacher. She was a Graduate Teaching Associate in the School of Music where she taught both music and non-music majors for three years and continues to teach private lessons. Recently, she has won many prizes including the first prize in the Women in Music Scholarship Audition, first prize in the OhioMTA Graves Piano Competition, and gold metal winner in the Forte International Music Competition at Carnegie Hall, New York.


Bibiana MiskolciovaBibiana Miškolciová has been a successful pianist for 12 years. She excels in musicality, purposefulness and a relentless diligence. Her success is evident at both national and international level. Examples are multiple awards from music competitions in Belgrad,  Rome,  Paris, Aachen, Athens, Milan, Vac, New York, Indianapolis , Riga, Sarajevo, Quebec and Val Tidone. Playing piano is not Bibiana´s only artistic focus. She is equally successful in playing organ, as well.

Bibiana has appeared at many music events on both national and international level. In July 2016 she participated in the Winners’ Recital of the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition 2016 at the elite Carnegie Hall in NYC, USA . In 2017 Bibiana played at the Winners’ Concert of the eMuse Online International Music Competition in Athens. Her greatest achievement in 2017 was the 2nd Prize at American Fine Arts Festival Golden Era of Romantic Music Competition 2017 and invitation to the Winners´ recital at Carnegie Hall, NY, USA. In 2018 Bibiana was selected as a participant of a selective piano course led by Pavel Gililov which took place in Briosco, Italy. She was also chosen as the 1st prize winner at the Val Tidone International Music Competition 2019.

Bibiana has recently started her undergraduate studies at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio with a major in Piano Performance and Keyboard Pedagogy in the piano studio of Dr. Tianshu Wang.


Sarah TroellerSarah Troeller is an active performer and teacher in the Columbus area. Ms. Troeller is on track to receive her Bachelor’s in Music Education from The Ohio State University in May 2020. Sarah has been honored multiple times by The Ohio State University, receiving both the Mark Moffit Memorial Scholarship and the Walter Damrosch Music Scholarship in 2019. Before coming to Columbus, Sarah studied cello in Buffalo, NY where she received 3rd place in the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Young Musician Scholarship Competition as well as a scholarship from the Buffalo Chamber Music Society. Sarah is excited to continue to participate in the music community in Columbus, through upcoming solo and chamber performances as well as her frequent participation in regional orchestras such as the Central Ohio Symphony. Sarah is honored to have received 3rd place in the Women in Music Memorial Scholarship Competition for Advanced Music Study and wants to thank the organization as well as her teacher, Mark Rudoff, for endless support.