Elena Cobb Star Prize

Royal Albert Hall Elena Cobb Star Prize

Experience of a lifetime!

Memories of your performance at the Elena Cobb Star Prize Event on the world-famous stage will stay with you forever. It will build your confidence, character
and self-esteem and one day, when you are older, you will be telling your own children:
“When I was your age, I played the piano at the Royal Albert Hall.

Elena Cobb, founder of the Elena Cobb Star Prize



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Perform at the Royal Albert Hall

Elena Cobb Star Prize is a sponsorship platform with a vision to promote piano performance opportunities for young pianists from around the world. It was first introduced in 2014 when Elena Cobb began working with the UK and overseas music festivals. In 2015, it was also included in the programmes of the British and International Federation of Festivals who were keen to increase participation in the members’ festivals. Winners in the Elena Cobb classes are invited to perform at the annual Elena Cobb Star Prize at the Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room on the red piano that used to belong to Sir Elton John himself!

Elton Jones Red Piano

Elena Cobb Star Prize Event Elgar Room

Sir Elton Jones’s piano at the Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival, Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room


If you are a festival organiser, piano studio owner or Director of Music Department and would like to take part in the programme, please email for more information and click to subscribe to our Newsletter.

Inspiration and goal in performing on the world’s greatest stage will strengthen students’ 
commitment to piano practice preparing them for the greatest experience in their life! 

Elena Cobb, founder of the Elena Cobb Star Prize


Performance Repertoire List

Nikki Iles, the award-winning Jazz composer, UK
Paul Birchall, UK
Lindsey Berwin, UK
Elena Cobb, UK
Heather Hammond, the award-winning composer, UK
Andrew Higgins, UK
Graham Lynch, UK
Irina Nenartovich, USA
Donald Thomson, UK, the award-nominated composer, UK
Sam Wedgwood, Australia
Pam & Olly Wedgwood, UK
Piano Star Books 1-3, ABRSM
Piano Dreams Books Solos & Duets 1-2, Trinity


Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival is a continuum that realises a line of succession when the new music being passed over to the new generation of pianists.

Elena Cobb, founder of the Elena Cobb Star Prize


Current Performance Opportunities

Looking for the performance opportunities at the Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room in London and Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall in New York? These are International competitions that include Elena Cobb Star Prize EVC Music repertoire and the winners will be invited to perform at those fine venues:

Accredited Competitions Autumn 2018-Spring 2019


1. Leamington Spa Competitive Festival
UK, March 2019 

2. Scherzo Young Pianist Competition
Israel,  26-29 March 2019

3. Klavier-Festival Clavis St Petersburg
Russia, 31 Oct – 3 Nov 2018 

4. INIPC Irina Nenartovich Internet Piano Competition
Global / Internet, 1 -21 Nov 2018, 3 -23 Apr 2019

5. BMTG Living and Immortal Composers International Piano Competition
New York, USA, 13 Oct and 8 Dec 2018
Entries Closed 

6. Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition
USA, June 2019

7. Feurich Competition Vienna
Austria, June 2019

8. Klavier-Festival Clavis Bavaria
Germany, Spring 2019

Take a look at the links and email me if you have any questions about the repertoire?

UK Festivals:

Ballymena Festival of Music Speech and Dance, February 2019
Leamington Spa Competitive Festival, MArch 2019
Perform in Perth, Spring 2019

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