As the Star Prize Festival at the Royal Albert Hall is still postponed, I wanted to share my interview with Murray MacLachlan for the Piano magazine which I gave in April 2019.
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 energy to fly, to express their enthusiasm and desire to communicate.
She does this through her extremely successful series of publications which includes a list of best-selling compositions by some of the leading composers of educational piano music working today.
With her vibrancy, positive aesthetic and desire to reach out to more and more young pianists the world over, Elena Cobb is a perfect role model for aspiring young musicians. It was fascinating to learn more about her motivations and projects in a recent interview exclusively for Piano Professional:
Murray McLachlan: You have an evangelical energy and dedication with jazz piano. Tell us about some of the most memorable experiences you have had working with younger pianists who have previously had little or no experience of improvisation and jazz.
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I want say a very special thank you to Murray for this wonderful opportunity for sharing my thoughts and for connecting with the piano teachers in the UK and worldwide.
Source Piano Professional Magazine issue No 50 April 2019