Welcome to the Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival 2023!

Key facts

  • 19 June, Monday
    Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room, London
  • 12.00 – 15.30 Rehearsals at the Elgar Room
    Times to be confirmed nearer the date of the event
  • 16.30 – Doors for Performance1
    17.00 – 18.30 Recital and the Awards Ceremony
  • 19.15 – Doors Performance 2
    19.45 – 21.15 Recital and the Awards Ceremony
  • Book individual practice at Peregrine’s Pianos > 

Order Audience Tickets

  1. Please order no more than 3 audience tickets.
  2. Make sure to order the right tickets – scroll to check the Programmes below. 
  3. Collect your tickets from the Albert Hall Box Office on the day of the event.
  4. Keep the order number for ticket collection.
  5. The performer ticket is included in the Performance Registration fee.
  6. All payments are non-refundable – tap for full Terms & Conditions >


Order Audience Tickets


Wenzhang VazquezCloud Seven Latin, Cobb 
Chenlyvia XiongTell it to the Cloud, Hammond 
Allyn Xiong, Jeremy Zhao, Richard HuAt the Drop of a Hat Trio 
Olivia HuOnce Upon a Frozen Winter, Hammond 
Bryant LiLondon Stomp, Wedgwood 
Olivia Grace StarlingNight of the Vampires, Hammond 
John PattersonRock-n-Roll, Birchall 
Roman HurmakTroll Forest Tango, Hammond 
Daniel DarmograiGood Mood Boogie, Hammond 
Kristina KirakosyanLavender Haze, Cobb 
Deedeh RouhaniPiece by her grandfather 
Alexandra Barlow-SmithNocturne AL 
Joshua CoxNew York Nights, Martin 
Yaniv Rakovitski KatzTBC 
Austin NiuNocturne Ebm, Leung 
Michael LeeMonet Prelude, Lynch 
Tanmay GokulBebop, Birchall 
Esme PowellShrovetide Fair, Lynch V.2 
Laura KesiakEchoes from Chopin’s Land, Kesiak 
Helen JiangNocturne R-CW  
Amir PedersoliTake a Look, Wedgwood 
Henry PritchardBlue Lagoon, Iles  
Jingbo Zhou & Max OberdanDuet: Care Free in Rio, Wedgwood 
Mackenzie WilkesStar Dust 
Evangeline LeeHummingbird Higgins 
Alyra NguyenMarooner’s Rock, Iles  
Barad AbdollapourRajarata, Litten 
Aiden SmithShark Soup, Wedgwood 
Mocha FentonUndercover Blues, Proudler 
Owen HeidenreichEmpty Rooms, Wedgwood 
Ivan FrolovHis own 
Alanna CrouchNocturne in Db 
Ilya SaratskyAleksander Saratsky 
Shirley ChenWillows in the water, Litten 
Sheldon ChenMosquito and Me, Litten 
Elijah ButterworthCut to the Chase, Iles 

Performance 2

Marcus & Joseph IpAt a Drop of a Hat Duet 
Sophia & Ethan ZengDuet Tic Toc the Croc, Iles 
Elena SchwarzMr Pickwick, Wedgwood 
Alexis LimaryBlue River, Cobb 
Mila LimaryStakeout! Proudler 
Elizabeth RobertsRainforest Dawn, Hammond 
Arwen Trinh & Ella SuBank Holiday Boogie 
Katie Xie Nocturne in Bm, Tyler 
Sophia Thompson & Ozan Leo SolakDuet Pink Flamingo, Iles 
Isabella TottyPrelude No.7, Dubova 
Samuel LakeBackyard Boogie, Hammond 
Amelia YuanRenoir Prelude No.1, Lynch 
Freddie WrightBallad, Birchall 
Luca DishaNocturne by Proudler 1 
Rachel HeNocturne by Proudler 
Alejandro BarnettGrumps by Wedgwood 
Alexandra AcostaMirrors, Wedgwood 
Alejandro GutierrezUndercover Blues, Proudler 
Ana Sofia PalominoEmpty Rooms, Wedgwood 
Guillermo DuarteTime to Catch a Train 
Mariana DuarteHand in Hand, Hammond 
Mariana EscamillaShark Soup, Wedgwood 
Mariana SoachaAlways On Your Side, Hammond 
Laura Prada VRunning Free, Hammond 
Tomás Prada VBebop, Birchall 
Luciana OrellanaBlue Onions 
Daniel AbramovUkrainian Bells, Cobb 
Maksim YasauBabylon, Cobb 
Emilia Yakubyk & Jacob DavidovDuet Carefree in Rio Wedgwood 
Chloe ChanAlley Stomp Blues, Martin 
Lukas YimSuper Sleuth, Wedgwood 
Avery Sun LiuTea Dance, Iles 
Queenie DingSmee, Iles 
Kingston WangCato vs Closesau, Wedgwood 
Theresa YungBroadway Boogie Woogie, Martin 
Ivan y ChenRock-n-Roll 


Media partners

International Piano magazine, one of the leading international music publications (Mark Allen Group), has become our Media Partner, offering our event more comprehensive media coverage and a prestigious partnership. We are tremendously excited and looking forward to continuing to promote performance opportunities for young pianists playing music by living composers at the Royal Albert Hall.

About festival

In recent years 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! 

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


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