Piano performance opportunity of a lifetime
Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival 2020 is postponed until a later date in the year. Stay tuned for the date announcement and thank you for your continuous support.
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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!
Cobb is in the business of allowing young pianists the confidence and energy to fly, to express their enthusiasm and desire to communicate.
The Elena Cobb Star Prize Event will undoubtedly be remembered as a landmark in the lives of all who took part.
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
10.45 Concert Part Two
12.15 Masterclass with MURRAY MACLACHLAN, UK
13.15 Solo Recital MIYU SHINDO, Japan
13.45 Solo Recital GEORGE HARLIONO, UK
14.15 Award Ceremony
Concert programme will feature works by Hindemith, Liebermann, Kapustin, Bolcom, Rosenblatt, Gavrilin, Marc-André Hamelin and EVC Music composers.
Murray MacLachlan to give two masterclasses 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 and on 7 April during the Teacher Training Day at the Peregrine’s Piano..read more
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.read more
George Harliono to perform at the next Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival at the Royal Albert Hall
George Harliono will be performing at the next Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival at the Royal Albert Hall as Lauren Zhang due to her family commitments has to make an unplanned trip to Hong-Kong in April.
In 2019 George was the only British pianist selected for the Tchaikovsky Competition. George was born in London in 2001, and in 2017 became one of the youngest students ever to take up a four-year scholarship at the Royal College of Music for a BMus degree, studying with Professor Vanessa Latarche.read more
recital programme draft
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|1||Evan Brooke||Spinning Sky||Aleksandra Vilcinska||Jacob Britz||UK||1.5||11|
|2||Leon Ye||Polka Butterfly||Elena Cobb||Hanlie Martens||UK||0.5||9|
|3||Jasmine Sutton||Polka Butterfly||Elena Cobb||Jena Pang||UK||0.5||6|
|4||Ethan Ng||Melrose Abbey||Donald Thomson||Jena Pang||UK||1.5||10|
|5||Marie Fischkin / Anastasia Paul DUET||The Typewriter||Khromushin||Elena Tolstykh||Austria||1.5||12|
|6||Valentin Hirsch||Cloud Seven||Elena Cobb||Rita Kroiter||Austria||2.5||11|
|7||Henry Man||Mirrors||Elena Cobb||Jena Pang||UK||2.25||14|
|8||Amir Pedersoli||Prelude Nr 6 Tribute to Roberto Garcia Morillo||Alberto Ginastera||Jena Pang||Switzerland||1.25||12|
|9||Daniel Choi||Nocturne Eb||Dennis Alexander||Tatyana Bayliyeva||USA||1.75||8|
|10||Sean Choi||Tarantella||Elena Cobb||Tatyana Bayliyeva||USA||2||11|
|11||Micah Young||Six Preludes About Time||Mark Goddard||Ada Shebanova||USA||5.5||14|
|12||Arthur Yeh||New York Nights||Philip Martin||Ada Shebanova||USA||1.5||14|
|13||Ian Sun||Broadway Boogie Woogie||Philip Martin||Ada Shebanova||USA||1.75||14|
|14||Lillian Shevitz||Débutante Grande Valse||Philip Martin||Tatyana Bayliyeva||USA||5||15|
|15||Andrew Lee||Babylon||Elena Cobb||Svetlana Soleimani||USA||2||10|
|16||Idan and Michelle Struzh DUET||In carriage along the Nevsky prospect||Sapozhnikov||Tania Kozlova||Israel||3||12 / 13|
|17||Eden Miroshnik||Star Dust||Elena Cobb||Nadya Fridkovsky||Israel||2.5||13|
|18||Ben Polonsky||Morisot, Prelude Nr 3||Graham Lynch||Tania Kozlova||Israel||2.5||14|
|19||Yair Yonah||Hummingbird||Andrew Higgins||Tania Kozlova||Israel||2.25||13|
|20||Emmanuelle Struzh||Elephant Dance||Jacub Metelka||Tania Kozlova||Israel||2||9|
|21||Lia Ein-Gal||Etude No 1 Rotation in blue||Alexander Rosenblatt||Tania Kozlova||Israel||3||12|
|22||Nadav Ein-Gal||The Serpent’s Kiss, The Garden of Eden
|William Bolcom||Tania Kozlova||Israel||5||13|
|23||Eithan Kemelmakher||Motive Force||Nikolai Kapustin||Tania Kozlova||Israel||2||13|
|24||Andrei Filonov||Gargoyles, part III||Lowell Liebermann||Natalia Zhdanova||Russia||2.5||13|
|25||Jessica Howard||Once Upon A Frozen Winter||Heather Hammond||Maria Kesiak||UK||1.5||14|
|26||Jurand Dlugolecki||Sleep Dancing||Alexandra Vilcinska||Maria Kesiak||UK||1.5||12|
|27||Laura Kesiak / Julian Zhu||At the Drop of a Hat||Wedgwoods||Maria Kesiak, Marta Karbownicka||UK||2.25||8|
|28||Rose MacLachlan||Broadway Boogie Woogie||Philip Martin||Dina Parakhina||UK||1.75||13|
|29||Matthew MacLachlan||O’Keeffe Blues||Philip Martin||Dina Parakhina||UK||2.25||15|
|30||Annika Elisabeth Jäger / Maria Gein DUET||Carefree in Rio||Sam Wedgwood||Irina Woronow||Germany||2||6 / 8|
|31||Arthur Dorian Anderson||St Mary’s Loch||Donald Thomson||Alla Levit||UK||2.5||10|
|32||Alexander Socrates Abderson||Monet, Prelude no.4||Graham Lynch||Alla Levit||UK||3.25||14|
|33||Riccardo Santoleri||Thursday Vol2||Paul Birchall||Murray MacLachlan||UK||2.5||11|
|34||Matthew Hatchet||The Kelpies’ Jig||Donald Thomson||Donna Reed||USA||2||11|
|35||Aliena Emmi Kurtenacker||The Kelpie’s Jig||Donald Thomson||Ludmila Karmanova||Germany||2||FORM|
|36||Emilia Mateja||Lavender Haze||Elena Cobb||Maggie George||UK||2||10|
|37||Vladimir Ivanov||Etudes 6, 8 op 40||Nikolai Kapustin||Tatyana Shklovskaya||Russia||5||FORM|
|38||Desmond Ng||Arabia Étude-Tableau||Elena Cobb||Vivian Fang liu||USA||3.5||15|
|39||Theresa & Tiffany Yung DUET||Mrs Van Der Blond||Elena Cobb||Vivian Fang liu||USA||2.25||13 / 13|
|40||Alanna Crouch||Waltz||Alanna Crouch||Christine Crowshaw||UK||2||13|
|41||Chengfei Zhang||Tango Leone||Elena Cobb||Nancy Foley||USA||3||11|
|42||Evelina Billaud||The Cheshire Cat||Nikki Iles||Kathryn Heathcote||UK||0.75||10|
|43||Marcus Yeung||Troubled Water,||Margaret Bonds||Sueanne Shimabuku Metz||USA||2||13|
|44||Adrian Gonzalez||Cat and Mouse||AaraonCopland||Sueanne Shimabuku Metz||USA||3.25||9|
|45||Kaito Mion||Buzzing Bee||Mark Nevin||Sueanne Shimabuku Metz||USA||1.75||9|
|46||Maria Grabar||Arabia Étude-Tableau||Elena Cobb||Olga Kotlyarova||Russia||3.5||FORM|
|47||Noa Kapeyushnik||Gargoyles, part 4||Lowell Liebermann||Tania Kozlova||Israel||3||15|
|48||Fallon Katz||Empty Rooms||Sam Wedgwood||Ursula Gruszewzsky||Australia||2||FORM|
|49||Sara Ortiz / Maria Alejandra Vanegas DUET||Guabina||Germán Darío Pérez||Juliana Reina Téllez||Columbia||2.5||FORM|
|50||Inga Liersch||Kapustin||Marina Kheifets||Germany||2||11|
|51||Arina Angelica Zenevich||Toreador’s Tango||Heather Hammond||Alla Levit||UK||0.75|
|52||Robert Wilkinson||Lamento de Espana||Heather Hammond||Alla Levit||UK||0.75|
|53||Julia Rozenkova||TBC||Irina Cherkasskaya||Australia|
DAY TWO OF THE FESTIVAL - TEACHER TRAINING DAY
7 April, Tuesday
Peregrine’s Piano London
09.30 Masterclass with MURRAY MCLACHLAN, UK
10.30 MIYU SHINDO Recital, student of Valery Piassetski, Japan
11.30 Masterclass TANIA KOZLOVA, Israel
12.30 Student Recital Class of Tania Kozlova, Israel
14.00 VLADIMIR IVANOV Recital, student of Tatiana Shklovskaya, Russia
15.00 Workshop with TATIANA SHKLOVSKAYA, Russia
16.00 Workshop with IRINA WORONOW, Germany
What is 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 2020 will include piano works by the contemporary composers Hindemith, Liebermann, Kapustin, Bolcom, Rosenblatt, Gavrilin, Norton, and EVC Music composers chosen by the performers.
In addition to the programme, audience will enjoy solo recitals by the young pianists who have achieved considerable acclaim in their careers: Miyu Shindo, a quarterfinalist of the Cliburn Junior competition 2019 and British virtuoso pianist George Harliono.
Masterclasses by the world renowned piano pedagogues: Director of the Central Music School and Professor at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory Valery Piassetski, Professor at the Gnessin College of Music in Moscow Tatiana Shklovskaya, Head of Piano at the Chetham’s School of Music, UK Murray MacLachlan.