The Ivors Composer Awards recognise excellence in composition across classical, jazz and sound art.
The Ivors Composer Awards were presented on Wednesday 4th December at the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London.
The Ivors Composer Awards recognise the creative talent of composers and sound artists to promote the art of composition in contemporary classical, jazz and sound art.
Since 2003, we have been recognising exceptional talent in classical, jazz and sonic art composition. For the last 15 years, our awards were known as the British Composer Awards, but from 2019 they are The Ivors Composer Awards.
As an award presented by fellow composers and songwriters to their peers, an Ivor Novello Award is a uniquely authentic and respected recognition of craft. The Academy holds a public call for entries and all eligible submissions are reviewed by juries specifically appointed by the Academy.
The Ivors Composer Awards are sponsored by PRS for Music. The event is in association with BBC Radio 3 providing exclusive broadcast coverage.
We look forward to celebrating another year of achievement and progression in composition this winter.
2019 Awards Ceremony
The Ivors Composer Awards will take place at the British Museum on Wednesday 4th December 2019. The evening includes a drinks reception followed by the presentation of thirteen Ivor Novello Awards and a post ceremony reception. Tickets to attend the ceremony are available for The Ivors Academy members, and the wider industry. To stay updated on this year's event, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter.
17:30 - 21:30
The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
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Composed by Gary Carpenter : For junior choirs and orchestra : Co-commissioned by Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Euskadiko Orkestra Sinfonikoa (Bilbao)
Composed by Dai Fujikura : For flute, oboe, two clarinets, bassoon, horn, trumpet, percussion, two violins, viola, cello & double bass : Co-commissioned by Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Composed by Charlotte Harding : For massed choir (in 3x parts), 3x separate chamber choirs, house band 93x musicians), orchestra, folk ensemble and live music coding : Commissioned by Tri-borough Music Hub, Royal Albert Hall and Royal College of Music
Composed by Jonny Mansfield : For vocals/flute, violin/vocals, cello, trumpet/flugel, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone/bass clarinet, trombone, guitar, vibraphone electric bass and drums : Commissioned by Marsden Jazz Festival
Composed by Helen Grime : For 4 (2pic.afl).2+ca.3 (Edcl,bcl).2+cbn / 4.3 (pictpt).2+btbn.1 / timp. 4perc/ hp.cel / str : Commissioned by The Barbican for Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra
Composed by Martin Green : For orchestra, chorus, accordion, solo female singer, bass guitar, electronics, field recordings and voices : Commissioned by Opera North for the Great Exhibition of the North
Composed by Tansy Davies : For cl(=bcl).bsn(=cbsn).hn.harp.vln.db – live electronics (1-2 operators): sampler/effects applied to the vocal performers. 2 Singers: VOICE//HANNAH (MS)/MAN (T) : Co-commissioned by London Sinfonietta and the Royal Opera House