Monday, July 18, 2022

Cobie Buckmire | 2nd Prize | Piano | 9th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition


Cobie Buckmire, age thirteen, started studying piano at age four and a half with Dr. Jing Yang. Since 2017, Cobie has been studying piano performance at the Special Music School with Ms. Irina Morozova. Just recently, Cobie performed at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall as a result of winning the first prize in the Rondo Vanguard Music Competition. The same year, Cobie was awarded the grand prize at the National League of Performing Arts. Inc. Cobie has been the first prize winner of the Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford CT, and in the NYC Queens International Competition. He has also won first prize in Vivo International Music Competition and was awarded the Bronze medal during the winners' concert at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center. In June 2019 Cobie won second prize in the Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition. Cobie is studying Italian, and he loves to play Chess and spend time with his golden retriever.  Cobie has contributed to the creation of the book “Who is Florence Price?”, written by the Special Music School Middle School, which has been internationally published. Cobie apart from performing and studying piano, and classical music, is passionate about civil rights and social justice.