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Composer Irina Nenartovich Joins EVC Music

Composer Irina Nenartovich

I am delighted to share with you the news that immensely talented composer Irina Nenartovich has joined EVC Music this week and very soon, Irina’s compositions in the Contemporary Classical style will be released for your attention.

Please make space in your piano sheet music libraries as Irina’s piano works possess some very unique qualities of musical expression of diatonic and chromatic technique, elements of folkloric style and neo-romantic music.

Take a moment and listen to these examples of her compositions and sign for updates, unless you already have done so, to make sure to be the first to order Irina’s music as soon as it becomes available.

Irina Nenartovich piano works will be available as digital downloads at first and as traditional books in August.


Irina Nenartovich
was born in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, studied music from the age of five and has graduated from the Saint-Petersburg Conservatory, where she studied with the famous Russian composers Sergei Slonimsky and Gennadi Banschikov. Ms. Nenartovich lives in the USA where she is teaching piano and theory and composes her music.

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Composer Lindsey Berwin Joins EVC Music

Composer Lindsey Berwin Joins EVC Music

I am delighted to share with you the news that a new composer Lindsey Berwin has joined EVC Music and her new book All the Fun of the Fair, with the Contemporary Classical piano pieces for Intermediate to Advanced level, will be released later this summer.

Lindsey Berwin gained a degree in music and a piano teaching diploma from The Royal Academy of Music, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Durham University. She has been teaching the piano and performing in Leeds for over 30 years, and at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and Wakefield Girls’ High School since 2002. Lindsey has become well-known for her innovative approaches to improving key skills whilst maintaining enjoyment for her students.

She is the composer of FunKey!, a series of books designed to improve piano students’ sight reading skills using the jazz-based material, and Jazz Keys, its counterpart for the flute. Lindsey is a keen supporter of all genre compositions, both in her own right and as a teacher, and she and her pupils regularly win prizes in the annual European Piano Teachers Composers’ Competition (EPTA). Until recently she was the Musical Director of the women’s choir Upper Harmony, and frequently composed and arranged music for them to perform.

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EVC Music Release Presented at the United Nations in Geneva

Pervin Muradov (left), Pervin Muradov and Alisa Stoleshnikova (pianist).
A proud moment for EVC Music as the Piano Collection, book 1 by Jevdet Hajiyev view>, commissioned by Muradov Family Archive, was presented at the United Nations in Geneva on May 17th, 2017 and one copy of the book will be kept in the library of the UN.
Piano Ballade in g moll by famous the Azerbaijani composer was performed by the Russian pianist Alisa Stoleshnikova at the Award ceremony and closing concert by the winners of the 11th Adilia Alieva international Piano Competition (France – Switzerland) view > at the Palais des Nations view> organised by the Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan view>.
The Piano Collection, book 1 is a compilation of several works by the composer and it was released to mark the centenary of Jevdet Hajiyev.
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Julian Saphir Piano Studio Concert Features EVC Music Composers

Julian Saphir PIano Studio Concert


Delighted to announce that a student concert organised by my dear colleague’s Julian Saphir Piano Studio will take place at Harrogate on June 10th. The programme will include piano pieces published by EVC Music exclusively. I am very proud of my talented team of composers Melanie Spanswick, Heather Hammond, Donald Thomson, Paul Birchall, and want to wish a very good luck to all the performers and especially to the organisers – thank you for liking our music!

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Winners of the Elena Cobb Star Prize Announced

Elena Cobb STar Prize Winners EVC Music
The winners at Richmond upon Thames Music Festival 2017

A huge heartfelt congratulation to the current winners of the Elena Cobb Star Prize and a massive thank you to all who were involved in the events: performers, adjudicators, volunteers and support teams of family and friends,  you are all stars, thank you!

We are delighted to announce the winner of the Elena Cobb Star Prize at February’s Hazel Grove Festival, as nominated by Federation Adjudicator, Caroline Clemmow:

‘Higgledy Piggledy Jazz’ Intermediate Class: Esta Shuttleworth, aged 11, playing ‘Polka Butterfly’.

The winners at Highbridge Festival of the Arts in March, as selected by Federation Adjudicator, Gillian Oswell:

‘My Piano Trip to London’ Beginners’ Class: Florence Pincott, aged 8, playing ‘Pirate Song’.

‘Higgledy Piggledy Jazz’ Intermediate Class: Katie Redford, aged 9, playing ‘I Ate All the Chocolate’.

‘Blue River’ Advanced Class: prize shared between Sophie Newman, aged 13, playing ’Mrs Van Der Blond’ & Penny Sandford-Hughes, aged 16, playing ‘Blue River’.

The winner of the Star Prize at Cornwall Music Festival in March as selected by Federation Adjudicator Timothy Barratt:

‘Higgledy Piggledy Jazz’ Intermediate Class: Amy Brigden, aged 13, playing ‘Nerdy Cat Twist’.

At Don Valley Festival in March, the winners of the Star Prize were chosen by Federation Adjudicator, Richard Deering:

‘My Piano Trip to London’ Beginners’ Class: Sam Barlow, aged 9, playing ‘Pirate Song’.

‘Higgledy Piggledy Jazz’ Intermediate Class: Methnuli Rao, aged 9, playing ‘Take Three Jazz Waltz’.

At Richmond upon Thames in March, the Elena Cobb winners were chosen by Federation Adjudicator Susan Clark:

‘My Piano Trip to London’ Beginners’ Class: Pieter Wepener, aged 6, playing ‘Jingle Bells in London’.

‘Higgledy Piggledy Jazz’ Intermediate Class: Nicolaas Wepener, aged 7, playing ‘I Ate All the Chocolate’.

‘Blue River’ Advanced Class: Mia Wepener, aged 9, playing ‘Star Dust’.

The winners at Perform in Perth were chosen by our Federation Adjudicator Liz Childs:

‘My Piano Trip to London’ Beginners’ Class: Lucy Robertson, aged 10, playing ‘Take the Tuba’ and ‘Morning at St Paul’s’.

‘Higgledy Piggledy Jazz’ Intermediate Class: Archie Sloan, aged 12, playing ‘Peony Pink’.

‘Blue River’ Advanced Class: Ellie Ridley, aged 15, playing ‘Star Dust’.

Read more about Elena Cobb Star Prize, a new and exciting educational initiative here > 

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New Repertoire List For Elena Cobb Star Prize 2017 for The British & International Federation of Festivals


Joint Press Release, March 2017


Fantastic news, The British and International Federation of Festivals, EVC Music and, ABRSM are joining forces!

From 2017, 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 Duet & Trios Class and Solo Class for Beginners to Intermediate levels.

There are still three classes available but the main difference is that Elena has decided to introduce a separate class for duets and trios.

  1. Duets & Trios: Beginners to Late Intermediate, up to Prep Test – Gr. 6 ABRSM level.
  2. Solo Class: Beginners to Early Intermediate level, up to Prep Test – Gr. 5 ABRSM level.
  3. Solo Class: intermediate to Advanced level, Gr. 6 – 8 ABRSM level.
    Please note that ABRSM grades are used for guidance.

All books by EVC Music and can be ordered from the publisher’s website or bought at your local music retailer – just ask your friendly shop keeper to order the books from Alfred Music UK (email unless the books are already on the shelves. Piano Star books 1-3 can be ordered from ABRSM’s website click here>> or bought at your local music retailer.

Digitally released piano sheet music and play-along tracks can be ordered on Once printed, digital pieces will carry a watermark providing a proof of purchase and licence with your order number.

Elena Cobb Star Prize is an innovative opportunity which is designed to increase participation at The British & International Federation of Festivals. To apply, or if you require any additional information, please contact Jazmine at Festivals House as soon as possible as funds will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Please click here>> to view a full Elena Cobb Star Prize New Repertoire List.

The British Federation of Festivals
EVC Music Publications Ltd