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

Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival 2019 Finalist MusicExpo

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 […]

Piano Dreams Books By Trinity College London Added To Elena Cobb Star Prize Performance List

Trinity College London Piano Dreams

From October 2018, Piano Dreams books by Trinity College London will be featured in the Elena Cobb Star Prize Performance List along with the piano pieces by EVC Music composers and Piano Star books by ABRSM. The series include four books (duets and solos) with pieces for beginner and early intermediate pianists composed by Anne […]

TV Appearance: Elena Cobb Star Prize Performers from the Albuquerque Institute of Music on the News

Students from the Albuquerque Institute of Music took their skills to the next level by appearing on the KRQE TV at Albuquerque, New Mexico on 10 August 2018. Ivan Belyaev (13yo), Emily Yang (8yo) and their piano pedagogue Tatyana Bayliyeva gave a TV interview to the news reporter where they shared their experience with the […]

Eva Gevorgyan, The 14-Year-Old Prodigy To Give A Solo Recital At The Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival At The Royal Albert Hall

Eva Gevorgyan Recital Royal Albert Hall EVC Music

While many teenagers are busy posting selfies on their Facebook pages, pictures of the young Russian pianist Eva Gevorgyan feature her flamboyantly finishing a concerto with an orchestra at the II Grand Piano Competition in Moscow earlier this year. There are countless concert posters and smiling back stage pictures, images of her trying on concert […]