Students from Albuquerque Institute of Music, New Mexico, USA

A group of four very talented young pianists from the Albuquerque Institute of Music, New Mexico, US, will be crossing the Atlantic Ocean for the Elena Cobb Star Prize Winners Concert and Showcase Recital at the Royal Albert Hall. Read full story about Todd Miao, Christina Peng, Ovie Nirgudkar and Ivan Belyaev by clicking on the link >

 Julia Meyerding, Germany

Julia is a talented young musician and pianist from Friedberg, Germany. She was born in November 2005 in Bad Nauheim. Julia discovered her love for playing the piano at the age of five when she began her piano lessons at the Musikschule Minz with Irina Mints. Read more >

  Klara Lužnik, Slovenia

I am delighted to share with you that a very talented young pianist Klara Lužnik from Slovenia will be performing at the Elena Cobb Star Prize Event at the Royal Albert Hall (Elgar Room) on 5 April. Klara is seventeen years old pianist who currently studies the piano under Professor Planinka Jurišić Atić at the Konservatorij za glasbo in balet Maribor. She started learning to play the piano at the age of seven and since then, she always enjoyed every opportunity to perform in competitions and concerts. Continue reading here >

 Alanna Crouch, United Kingdom

I met Alanna back in 2014 when I was looking for a student to help me with my workshop Improvisation for the Classically Trained Pianists at the MusicExpo. The presentation was listed in Top Five by the International Piano magazine that year. We kept in touch ever since. Read more >

 Ben Yakoubov , Israel

Ben Yakoubov was born on August 25th, 2003 in Ashkelon, Israel. In 2012, in recognition of his musical gift, he was awarded the America-Israel Cultural Foundation’s scholarship to study piano at the Ashkelon Conservatory. Ben is a keen performer… to continue reading, please click here to read more >

 David Choo, South Korea/UK

In today’s world, anything is possible, it seems and I am delighted to note that a young pianist from South Korea will be joining the International team of performers at the Elena Cobb Star Prize event at the Royal Albert Hall (Elgar Room) on 5 April. Continue reading here >

 Julian Rodríguez, Colombia

No distance is too far for this young pianist as he and his family will be traveling to Elena Cobb Star Prize Event at the Royal Albert Hall (Elgar Room) on 5 April all away from South America. I am delighted to introduce you to Julian Rodríguez! Continue reading here >

 Lily Kurata and Ivan Rodrigues Deb, UK

I am delighted to present to you these two fine young musicians from the UK who won Elena Cobb Star Prize award at the Richmond upon Thames Performing Arts Festival in March 2018 in the Piano Duet category. In the festival, Lily and Ivan played Mrs Van Der Blond by Elena Cobb, a show-stopping boogie-woogie number which earned them their place and the invitation to perform at the Winners Recital at the Royal Albert Hall, Elgar Room on 5 April. Continue reading here > 

 Adam Kamplet, Slovenia

Adam is a very talented fourteen years old pianist who currently studies the piano under Professors Planinka Jurišić Atić at the Konservatorij za glasbo in balet Maribor. He is also a ninth-grade student at the Tone Čufar in Maribor Elementary School. For the first five years of his music education, Adam studied the piano with Professor Saša Gerželj Donaldson and Professor Urška Roškar. Continue reading here >

 Finlay J Meyer-Melville, UK

Elena Cobb Star Prize welcomes another teenager from the UK who received an invitation to perform at the Winners Recital at the Royal Albert Hall, Elgar Room on 5 April 2018 after winning in the solo piano category at the Southend Music Festival in 2017. He will be performing Sunday from Daily Expressions by Paul Birchall (EVC Music). Over to Finlay, who wrote his musical story! Continue reading here >

 Wilson Fung, UK

Wilson is another talented young pianist who received an invitation to perform at the Winners Recital at the Royal Albert Hall, Elgar Room on 5 April 2018 where he will be performing Good Mood Boogie Grooves for Piano Dudes (EVC Music) by the award-winning British composer Heather Hammond. He was born in London and his family is originally from Hong Kong. Continue reading here > 

 Kayea Childs, UK

It goes without saying that meeting another winner of the Elena Cobb Star Prize at the Winners Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, Elgar Room on 5 April will be a real treat! I also would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the organisers of the Southend Musical Festival and to Mr Jena Pang in particular, for including Elena Cobb Star Prize classes in their festival programme for the 3rd year running. Southend Musical Festival is a member of the British and International Federation of Festivals. Continue reading here >

 Students from the Encore Music Tuition, UK

Both James and Alex Giannopoulos currently study with their Mum, Liz Giannopoulos, who is the founder and director of Encore Music Tuition, a thriving piano school in SW London. Continue reading here >

 Phobe Burgess, UK

We are delighted to welcome possibly the youngest performer in the Elena Cobb Star Prizeevent at the Royal Albert Hall (Elgar Room) on 5 April! Continue reading here >

 Students of Alla Levit, UK

I met Alla Levit several years in London when she took part in the piano recital I organised at Steinway Hall London. The programme featured EVC Music composers playing their own music and together with her piano duet partner Antonina Lax (The Darina Piano Duo), Alla performed The Wheels Of Time, a newly published duet by EVC Music award-winning composer Heather Hammond. We stayed in touch and I was delighted to be able to invite Alla’s two very talented sons Alexander and Arthur to perform at the Elena Cobb Star Prize event at the Royal Albert Hall (Elgar Room) on 5 April. Continue reading here >

 Students of Irina Woronow, Germany

There are many fine musicians in Germany and we are delighted to welcome three students of Irina Woronow to Elena Cobb Star Prize event at the Royal Albert Hall (Elgar Room) on 5 April. Continue Reading here >

 Siddhanth Tekurkar, UK

As I already mentioned before, Elena Cobb Star Prize event was created to give children without the specialist music education an opportunity to perform at the Royal Albert Hall and to encourage and promote their love for piano. I am delighted to say that the Berkshire Music & Arts Festival 2017 Elena Cobb Star Prize winner Siddhanth Tekurkar from Reading will be playing at the RAH concert on April 5thand I am looking forward to his performance of the very popular piece Star Dust from the Blue River collection. Continue reading here >

 Reena Nagrani, Gibraltar

It goes without saying that music plays, (pun intended) a very important role in every child’s life and the Gibraltar Festival for Young Musicians’ team, led by Cathy Batchelor, Anna Bensusan of Allegro Music Productions, Christian Santos and supported by the Government of Gibraltar, have certainly achieved their goal in providing an important showcase for developing musical talent and creativity in young generations to come. Continue reading here >

 Minerva Cao, USA

Another young and talented student of Irina Gorin is traveling to the Elena Cobb Star Prize event in London from the United States – please tap on the link to read her story here >

 Lauren Lo, USA

It is always a happy occasion for me when a young student is performing in concert and I am especially delighted that Lauren Lo, winner of the Featured Composer category at the Carmel Klavier International piano competition 2017 (USA), will be playing for us at the Elena Cobb Star Prize event at the Royal Albert Hall (Elgar Room) on 5 April. Continue reading here >

 Students from the Doremeforme Piano Studio, Florida, USA

Three young and talented pianists from the sunny Boynton Beach in South Florida, USA will be joining an International team of performers at the Royal Albert Hall in London on April 5 at 11 o’clock. Masha Smelik (12 yo), Reid Collins (14 yo) and Jude Fradillada (13 yo) are all students of Kay Lang and currently attend piano lessons at the Doremiforme Piano studio. Continue reading here >