Piano performance opportunity of a lifetime

Memories of your performance at the Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival 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

open video audition

In addition to our category winners who are eligible to register in September,
we are announcing an open video auditions in two categories

Auditions open on June 1, 2019 and close on August 15, 2019

Results will be sent by email

Registration for next year’s Festival opens on September 1, 2019

Elena Cobb Star Prize at the Royal Albert Hall

PERFORMANCE IN THE FESTIVAL 6 April, 2020
Young pianists 4-18 are invited to submit their videos for the chance to perform in the Festival

Entry requirements:

  • EVC Music published works only
  • One piece: solo, or duet, or trio – tap to select
  • Can be a video with your recent performance of the EVC piece
Fill in the form pay the fee select repertoire

SOLO RECITAL & MASTERCLASS 7 April 2020
Young pianists 7-18 are invited to submit their videos for the chance to give a one hour solo recital during second day of the Festival.

The piano pedagogue of the successful candidate will also be invited to present a one-hour masterclass during second day of the Festival.

Successful applicants will receive £500 bursary towards their travelling expenses.

Entry requirements:

  • Three pieces own choice (no longer than 20 min in total)
  • The repertoire: classical, baroque, virtuoso piece or etude, contemporary or jazz
fill in the form pay the fee
Русский перевод
1-ого июня 2019 начнется открытое видео прослушивание для участия в фестивале Звёздный Приз в Королевском Альберт Холле в Лондоне, который пройдёт 6 и 7-ого апреля 2020 года в Великобритании. 
 
Открытое видео прослушивание пройдет по двум категориям:
 
1. ВЫСТУПЛЕНИЕ НА ФЕСТИВАЛЕ 6-ого апреля 2020
Молодые пианисты в возрасте от 4 до 18 лет, Альберт Холл Зал Элгара
 
Требования:
Фортепианные пьесы изданные EVC Music
Одна пьеса: соло, дует или трио
Или пришлите нам видео с недавнего выступления 
 
Предоставление информации:
Оплатите взнос £52 для каждого участника (не возмещается)
Регистрацинионная форма без оплаты не рассматривается
Заполните регистрационную форму
 
Открытое прослушивание начнётся с 1-ого июня и закроется 15-ого августа
 
2. СОЛО КОНЦЕРТ ДЛЯ УЧЕНИКА  МАСТЕР КЛАСС ДЛЯ ПЕДАГОГА
7 апреля 2020, Педагогическая конференция (место будет подтверждено в сентябре)
Молодые пианисты в возрасте от 7 до 18 лет. 
Сольный концерт (1 час) 
Репертуар: полифония, классическая соната, виртуозная пьеса / этюд, музыка 20-21 века или джаз
Педагог будет приглашен провести мастер класс (1 час)
£500 стипендия для оплаты дорожных расходов 
 
Требования:
Три пьесы на ваш выбор (20 мин махимум)
Репертуар: полифония, классическая соната, виртуозная пьеса / этюд, музыка 20-21 века или джаз
 
Предоставление информации:
Оплатите взнос £82 для каждого участника (не возмещается)
Регистрацинионная форма без оплаты не рассматривается
Заполните регистрационную форму

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What is Elena Cobb Star Prize?

Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival at the Royal Albert Hall is a unique event with 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. Today, many international festivals and competitions feature piano works published by EVC. Winners will have an opportunity 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! For your chance to play, please take part in any accredited festivals and competitions around the world. 

Royal Albert Hall Elena Cobb Star Prize

Festival 6 April 2020

 
 

Accredited festivals & competitions

Scherzo Piano Competition Israel
Spring 2020

Carmel Klavier USA
26 – 30 june 2019
Registration is closed

FEURICH-Vienna Austria
29 June – 1 July 2019
Registrations by 15 May 2019 

Amigdala Italy
4 – 16 May 2019
Registrations by 20 April 2019

Leamington Spa Competitive Festival UK
22-30 June 2019
Entries closed

Southend Musical Festival UK
15-17 November 2019
Entries by 29 September 2019

Blackburn Festival UK
7 -8 June 2019
Registration is closed

Don Valley Festival UK
April 2019

Contact BIFF
for info on how to sign up info@federationoffestivals.org.uk

CLAVIS Bavaria 7-9 June 2019
CLAVIS Sankt Petersburg 
Registration tbc

HOW TO SELECT THE REPERTOIRE?

SELECTION
Festival organisers can choose any one, two or as many pieces as they wish for each class from the Performance Repertoire List featured below.

LEVEL
Performers in all categories must select pieces accordingly to their Grade/Level.

 

ADJUDICATION
Adjudication will be based on the overall excellence of the performance and musicianship, e.g. text accuracy, musicality.

Performance Repertoire List

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