Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival is a continuum that realises a line of succession when the new music being passed over to the new generation of pianists.
Elena Cobb, founder
Experience 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 is about motivation and experience. It is a sponsorship platform with a vision to create piano performance opportunities for young pianists from around the world and to promote new classical contemporary music written by EVC composers.
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!
If you are a festival organiser, piano studio owner or Director of Music Department and would like to take part in the programme, please scroll down to see the list of festivals and competitions that include Elena Cobb Star Prize category in their programme.
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Inspiration and goal in performing on the world’s greatest stage will strengthen students’ commitment to piano practice preparing them for the greatest experience in their life!
Elena Cobb, founder of the Elena Cobb Star Prize.
Current Performance Opportunities
HOW TO SELECT THE REPERTOIRE?
Festival organisers can choose any one, two or as many pieces as they wish for each class from the Performance Repertoire List featured below. Email email@example.com with any questions or to arrange a phone call conversation when advice is needed on the repertoire.
Performers in all categories must select pieces accordingly to their Grade/Level.
In addition to the cash prizes, the winners in each category will be invited to perform at the Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival at the Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room in London.
Adjudication will be based on the overall excellence of the performance and musicianship, e.g. text accuracy, musicality and general impression of which particular performance was better and stood out from the crowd.