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


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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


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

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


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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