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

 
 

Such events boost kids motivation enormously!

Irina Gorin / Carmel Klavier Competition USA

Cobb is in the business of allowing young pianists the confidence and energy to fly, to express their enthusiasm and desire to communicate.

Murray McLachlan / Piano Professional Magazine

The Elena Cobb Star Prize Event will undoubtedly be remembered as a landmark in the lives of all who took part.

Andrew Eales / Pianodao.com

DAY ONE OF THE FESTIVAL - ROYAL ALBERT HALL

6 April, Monday 

08.00 Arrive, collect tickets at the Box Office and warm up 
09.30 Concert Part One
10.30 Interval
10.45 Concert Part Two
11.45 Interval
12.15 Masterclass with MURRAY MACLACHLAN, UK
13.00 Interval
13.15 Solo Recital LAUREN ZNAHG, UK
13.45 Solo Recital MIYU SHINDO, Japan
14.15 Award Ceremony

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Concert programme will feature works by Hindemith, Liebermann, Kapustin, Bolcom, Rosenblatt, Gavrilin, Norton and EVC Music composers.

 

DAY TWO OF THE FESTIVAL - TEACHER TRAINING DAY

7 April, Tuesday
Peregrine’s Piano London

09.15 Registration
09.30 Masterclass with Professor VALERI PIASSETSKI, Russia
10.30 MIYU SHINDO Recital, student of Professor Valery Piassetski, Japan
11.30 Masterclass Professor TANIA KOZLOVA, Israel
12.30 Student Recital Class of Professor Tania Kozlova, Israel
13.30 Lunch
14.00 VLADIMIR IVANOV Recital, student of Professor Tatiana Shklovskaya, Russia
15.00 Workshop with Professor TATIANA SHKLOVSKAYA, Russia
16.00 Workshop with IRINA WORONOW, Germany

Murray MacLachlan to give a masterclass at the Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival 2020 at the Royal Albert Hall

Murray MacLachlan, Chair of EPTA UK, Head of Keyboard at Chetham’s School of Music and a Senior Tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England will be conducting a masterclass at the next Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival at the Royal Albert Hall on 6 April 2020.  

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BBC Young Musician of the Year, pianist Lauren Zhang, will give a solo recital at the Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival at the Royal Albert Hall on 6 April 2020

Lauren Zhang’s power never let up, yet what most impressed was the magical delicacy of her playing in the softer passages” (BBC Young Musician final, The Times, May 2018)

The winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year, pianist Lauren Zhang, will give a solo recital at the next Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival at the Royal Albert Hall on 6 April 2020.

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Japanese Pianist Miyu Shindo Will Give Solo Recitals at the Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival at the Royal Albert Hall in April 2020

n addition to recitals in her home country of Japan, Miyu Shindo has performed in the Great Hall at the Moscow Conservatory and at Carnegie Hall, and in Austria and Italy. She has collaborated with the Nagoya Philharmonic, Central Aichi Symphony, and Obu Philharmonic Orchestras, and placed in several international competitions.

Miyu is a quarterfinalist of the Cliburn Junior competition 2019.

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What is Elena Cobb Star Prize?

Royal Albert Hall Elena Cobb Star Prize

In recent years the Russian-born pianist, teacher, composer, entrepreneur and educator extraordinaire Elena Cobb has made a huge international impact on young pianists. Her name and her extraordinary festival at London’s Royal Albert Hall have attracted considerable attention – and with good reason! Cobb is in the business of allowing young pianists the confidence and energy to fly, to express their enthusiasm and desire to communicate.

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. Today, many of them cherish the 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! 

Festival programme is unique as it includes only piano works by the contemporary composers Hindemith, Liebermann, Kapustin, Bolcom, Rosenblatt, Gavrilin, Norton, Donald Thomson and Elena Cobb to name but a few.

In addition to the programme, festival programme features solo recitals by the young pianists who have achieved considerable acclaim in their careers: Eva Gevorgyan, 2nd Prize winner at the Cliburn Junior 2019 and Muy Shind, a quarterfinalist of the Cliburn Junior competition 2019 and Lauren Zheng, BBC Young Musician of the Year 2018.

Masterclasses by the world renowned piano pedagogues: Director of the Central Music School and Professor at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory Valeri Piassetski, Professor at the Gnessin College of Music in Moscow Tatiana Shklovskaya, Head of Piano at the Chethams School of Music, UK Murray MacLachlan.

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