Elena Cobb Star Prize at the British & International Federation of Festivals

Elena Cobb Star Prize

In 2015 The British and International Federation of Festivals made an announcement that Elena Cobb Star Prize will be awarded in the three new categories during festivals. This innovative opportunity was designed to increase participation at the member festivals and since then, Elena Cobb was working with the Federation to help provide direct financial support to Festivals to include three new piano classes in their Syllabus.

From 2017, The British Federation of Festivals, EVC Music, and ABRSM are joining forces and Elena Cobb Star Prize will include a wide selection of music by modern British composers published by Elena Cobb (EVC Music Publications Ltd) and feature Piano Star books 1-3 published by the ABRSM in the Solo Class Beginners to Intermediate level: up to Prep Test level, Prep test level and Prep Test level to Grade 1 level. The duets from these books are included in the Duet & Trios Class for all levels.

The first Elena Cobb Star Prize Winners Concert will take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on April 5th, 2018. In addition, the programme will also include a showcase featuring new educational music released by leading British publishing companies and performed by talented young musicians. Preview >>

 

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Each participating Festival will receive funding

 One three-hour Adjudicator session to include at least the three Elena Cobb classes detailed below.

Three £50 cash prizes for the winner of each Elena Cobb class.

A high-quality Elena Cobb Star Prize badge and certificate for the winner of each class.

The funding will only be distributed to the Festival once the Federation has received confirmation that the Elena Cobb classes will take place and that a Federation Adjudicator has been booked for the full three-hour session.

New Classes

Duets & Trios: beginners to late intermediate level, Prep Test-Gr.6 ABRSM level

 Solo Class: beginners to early intermediate level, Gr. 1-5 ABRSM level

 Solo Class: intermediate to advanced level, Gr. 6-8 ABRSM level

New Repertoire list

Elena Cobb Star Prize Performance Repertoire List 2017 offers a wider variety of music by Pam Wedgwood, Heather Hammond, Elena Cobb, Donald Thomson, Melanie Spanswick, Paul Birchall, Sam Wedgwood and Andrew Higgins, published by EVC Music, and also includes Piano Star Books 1-3 published by ABRSM. Piano pieces range from traditional to Romantic, Classical, Celtic, Pop, Disco, Jazz, and Minimalist. Solos and duets classes for all levels.

Download Elena Cobb Star Prize Performance Repertoire List

 

How To Apply

To apply, or if you require any additional information, please contact Jazmine jazmine@federationoffestivals.org.uk at Festivals House as soon as possible as funds will are allocated on a first come first served basis.

FAQ

 For any additional questions regarding the repertoire list, please email team@elenacobb.com, or phone 01889 271 554.

 A discount code, only for orders at elenacobb.com, is available from the Festival House.

All books (hard copies only) can also be ordered from the music store near you, ask at the counter.

We deliver Internationally.

2017

Berkshire Musical Festival, January 2017
The Hatfield and District Music Festival, February, March 2017
Cornwall Music Festival, March 2017
Don Valley Festival
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Hazel Grow, February, March 2017
Perform in Perth, March 2017
Richmond upon Thames Performing Arts Festival, March 2017
Perform in Dumfries,  March 2017
Oundle Festival of Music and Drama, April 2017
Blackburn Festival of Music, Speech and Drama, April, May, June 2017
Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts, May, October, November 2017

2018

Don Valley Festival, est. 1912, March 2018
Tunbridge Wells Arts Festival, March 2018
Richmond upon Thames Performing Arts Festival, March 2018

 


Elena Cobb composerHello
, my name is Elena Cobb and I am a classically trained pianist and teacher, I am also a composer, presenter, and publisher. As a corporate friend of the Federation and the founder of the Elena Cobb Star Prize (2015), I am delighted to offer you a new and exciting list of original music written by the living British composers. I am in no doubt that every tune on this list will become a hit and will find fans among students, parents, teachers, and festival organisers! My publishing company EVC Music Publications Ltd specialises in creating educational resources which aim to increase students enthusiasm and to inspire them to practice at home and to perform in concerts, festivals, and competitions.
 
In the beginning of my career, the first performers of my music were my students and together, we became frequent guests at the local festivals and the BBC Radio where the tunes from my bestselling book Higgledy Piggledy Jazz premiered to the world in 2010. TES (The Times Educational Supplement) recommended Higgedy Piggledy Jazz series to the teachers in 2011, and last year, one of my pieces, Arabia Étude-Tableau, was performed at Carnegie Hall and The Royal Albert Hall by young virtuoso pianists.
 
In 2016, several of my books were included in the examination Syllabus of the Conservatory Canada Contemporary Repertoire List and many compositions are regularly played as choice pieces in the exams in Australia and New Zealand and often performed at festivals and competitions in the United States and Europe.