Dear performer,

After two long years, we are finally back and I am delighted to announce that the next Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival at the Royal Albert Hall will take place on 6 April 2022.

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


Concert with the Band

Perform with the professional band


That's right! The recital will include Jazz, Blues and Rock-n-Roll pieces by EVC composers that are currently available with play-along tracks.

9.00Part 1
10.00Part 2
10.45Awards Ceremony

Rehearsals will take place on 5 April at Peregrine's Pianos. For your time allocation, please check the Festival Newsletter from January, 25. 


Contemporary Classical Recital

Solo performances 


A unique opportunity for the pianists to play works by EVC composers as well as pieces by contemporary  composers selected especially for this event.

12.30Part 1
13.45Part 2
14.45Awards Ceremony

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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!