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 […]

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

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 […]

Feurich Vienna Competition Elena Cobb Star Prize Laureates Announced

Feurich Vienna 2018

We are delighted to invite all Contemporary Composer Category performers at the 3rd Feurich Vienna International Competition to perform at the Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival on 4 April 2019 which will take place at the Royal Albert Hall The Elgar Room in London. A heartfelt thank you to the event organisers: Elena Tolstykh, Maria Pischlöger-Karastoyanova, Inge […]

Winners of the Elena Cobb Star Prize at Carmel Klavier Piano Competition 2018 Announced

Carmel Klavier 2018

Huge congratulations to the recipients of the Elena Cobb Star Prize Awards at Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition for Young Artists 2018 and looking forward to seeing you all in London for the 2nd Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival at the Royal Albert Hall on 4 April 2019. Emily Yang (USA), Elementary A, 1st prize, Hummingbird Étude-Tableau by Andrew Higgins […]

BBC Young Musician Of The Year To Give Masterclass At The Elena Cobb Star Prize Event 2019 At The Royal Albert Hall

Elena Cobb Star Prize

The winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2014, pianist Martin James Bartlett, will be conducting a masterclass at the next Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival at the Royal Albert Hall on 4 April 2019. Martin, 21, who is a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music, already has an impressive list of […]