Interview with Murray McLachlan for Piano Professional Magazine

In recent years the Russian-born pianist, teacher, composer, entrepreneur and educator extraordinaire Elena Cobb has made a huge international impact on young pianists. Her name and her extraordinary festival at London’s Royal Albert Hall have attracted considerable attention – and with good reason! Cobb is in the business of allowing young pianists the confidence and […]

Meet Gerald, a Musical Talent from Darien, IL USA

Christian Gerald M. Esteban from Darien, IL USA is a 6th grade student who believes that: Music is a gift that he will always be grateful for. A gift that is willingly given and willingly shared. At the Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival at the Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room, Gerald will be performing Albatross Étude-Tableau by Andrew Higgins from the […]

Presenting Chloe Palmes, USA

Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival Welcomes Chloe Palmes  In the concert at the Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room, Chloe will be performing Débutante Grande Valse by Elena Cobb.  Chloe is a very talented 10-years-old pianist from the USA. She is a fifth grader at St. Catherine Laboure School in Glenview, Illinois, and studies the piano with Sueanne Metz. Chloe’s accomplishments […]

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 […]

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 […]