Laureates of Elena Cobb Star Prize Raise Money for the Children’s Hospital in Chicago

Sueanne Shimabuku Metz

Photo: Chloe, Freya, Gerald, Ethan, Claire and their piano teacher Sueanne Shimabuku Metz of the 88Keys to Cure from the USA.

I am so proud of these young and talented group of pianists and their amazing teacher Sueanne Shimabuku Metz of 88Keys to Cure piano studio who came all away from the USA to perform at the Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival at the Royal Albert Hall back in April. 

On 22 June at 7.30 they will be presenting a Benefit Concert at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evaston to raise money for the Ann & Robert H. Luire Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Monster Education Foundation

Sueanne Shimabuku Metz:

“Our mission is to bring hope and inspiration to the local communities through their passion for music.”

Since the project begun two years ago, students of the 88Keys to Cure has raised over $40, 000 for various causes, through their fundraising efforts.


Bravo to all and especially to Chloe, Freya, Gerald, Ethan and Claire whom we met personally in London and a huge thank you Sueanne for including EVC composers in the programme!

Link for our US friends read a full story on the Chicago Tribune website

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