The UK's foremost celebration of creative excellence in contemporary classical music and sound art.
The Ivors Classical Awards celebrate outstanding contemporary composing for classical and sound art.
The Ivors Composer Awards has re-launched as The Ivors Classical Awards to celebrate creative excellence in composition for contemporary classical and sound art.
The awards were established as the British Composer Awards in 2003 and became The Ivors Composer Awards in 2019. They recognised jazz composing as well as classical and sound art, and the Academy is seeking to establish The Ivors Jazz Awards in 2024.
Each winner receives a coveted Ivor Novello Award, which are widely recognised as a pinnacle of achievement since they were first presented in 1956. An Ivor Novello Award is unique as it represents peer recognition with categories judged by award-winning composers from across the Academy’s membership.
Entries were opened from 2 June until 5pm on the 14th July. Musical works could be entered for eight award categories celebrating chamber, choral and orchestral compositions, staged works, community and participation projects and sound art.
The Ivors Classical Awards are sponsored by PRS for Music and will take place on Tuesday 14th November at the BFI Southbank in London. BBC Radio 3 will broadcast the ceremony in a special edition of the New Music Show on Saturday 18th November at 10pm, which will also be available on BBC Sounds.
The Ivors Classical Awards will take place at the BFI Southbank in London on Tuesday 14 November 2023. We will welcome guests from across the classical and and sound art communities for an evening of celebration. Tickets are now on sale. Academy members receive a 55% discount on industry rate tickets.
With exclusive performances, backstage interviews and red-carpet access, it`s going to be bigger and better than ever 🤩
Here are some of the nominees pictured at The Ivors nomination event - tune into the live stream via @amazonmusicuk`s Twitch channel from 11.30am on 18th May to discover who takes home a coveted Ivor Novello Award 🏆 ...
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Hannah Conway's 'The Sound Voice Project: Paul, I Left My Voice Behind and Tanja', winner of #TheIvorsComposerAwards for Sound Art, is an immersive experience made to explore the stories of people who have experienced significant voice change or loss.
It was wonderful to celebrate and support so many brilliant composers! Huge well done to all of the winners and nominees including @derri_lewis & @JoMarshComposer who were nominated for pieces written for NYCGB! 🎵 @IvorsAcademy