Presenting Stelios Kerasidis, Greece

One of Greece’s most talented young performers is to appear at the Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall on the 4th of April. Seven-year-old Stelios Kerasidis has already performed twice at the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York. His performance on the Greece’s Got Talent TV show, which has […]

Young Composer From Japan To Premiere Her Work At The Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival 2019

Noeru Iwamoto (12), composer from Japan A young Japanese composer is to be featured at this year’s Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival at the Royal Albert Hall in April. 12-year-old Noeru Iwamoto has already won several prizes in the Piano Teachers Association of Japan competitions and for the past five years her works have been […]

The 5-Years-Old Elizabeth Stoyanova Ivanova Will Be The Youngest Performer At The Festival 2019

Elizabeth is a charming young pianist from Bulgaria who won her place in Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival 2019 at RAH with her delightful performance of POLKA BUTTERFLY from Higgledy Piggledy Jazz by Elena Cobb in the Feurich Vienna Competition 2018. She started her piano lessons at the age of three with Veselina Koleva at […]

Winners of Clavis Saint Petersburg 2018

The International Festival of Clavier Art Clavis took place in Saint Petersburg between October 31st and November 3rd and we would like to congratulate the winners of the Elena Cobb Star Prize category: Sergei Lisanov, pedagogue Anna Shpagina Ivan Lisanov, pedagogue Anna Shpagina Maria Grabar, pedagogue Ilyinskaja Marta Molokova, pedagogue Anna Richkova Maria Tidjieva, pedagogue […]

Southend Music Festival 2018 Winners Announced

Elena Cobb Star Prize

A huge congratulations to the Elena Cobb Star Prize category winners at the Southend Music Festival 2018! Donall Childs (Elementary) – performed Jabberwocky from Piano Tales For Alice by Nikki Iles Aran Tanseli (Intermediate) – performed Innerleithen Air from A Borders Suite by Donald Thomson Louis Rowe (Advanced) – performed The UFO from All The […]

TV Appearance: The 6-Years-Old Stelios Kerasidis Performs Peony Pink

Stelios Kerasidis

The six-years-old Stelios Kerasidis played Peony Pink from Higgledy Piggledy Jazz as an impromptu performance during his recent appearance on the Ελλάδα Έχεις Ταλέντο – Season 2 ( Greece Got Talent, September 30th 2018). We want to congratulate Stelios with the starry performance and looking forward to seeing him at the Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival […]

What Is Elena Cobb Star Prize? Music Teacher Magazine Interview

November 2018 issue of the Music Teacher magazine published by Rhinegold features my interview with the interim editor Claire Jackson. I met Claire a few years ago when she was the editor of the International Piano magazine and was only too happy to answer her questions about this award-nominated Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival at […]

Elena Cobb Star Prize Winners at the BMTG Intercontinental Piano Competition in New York

Elena Cobb Star Prize

Want to congratulate winners of the Elena Cobb Star Prize category at the BMTG Intercontinental Piano Competition in New York. This event was organised in order to promote the works of the contemporary living composers. Also, I would like to thank all teachers who selected EVC piano compositions for the performances and students for working hard […]

Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival Nominated for the Outstanding Classical Music Education Initiative Award 2019

EVC Music and The British and International Federation of Festivals are delighted to share the news that Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival at the Royal Albert Hall was nominated for the Outstanding Classical Music Education Initiative Award at the 2019 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence. We are privileged to offer this unique performance opportunity for the young pianists from around the […]

Elena Cobb Star Prize Laureate at the Classic FM

On September 24th, one of the winners of Elena Cobb Star Prize and The Amber Trust beneficiary, Lill Kurata, had a wonderful day at Classic FM with the radio presenter Anna-Marie Minhall. Please watch a video from the Winners Recital at Royal Albert Hall where Lily and her duet partner Ivan Rodriguez Deb performing Mrs Van Der […]