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The Ivors Classical Awards Judges 2023

The 2023 Judges were: Natasha Agarwal Kerry Andrew Kristina Arakelyan Ed Baxter Linda Buckley Ruth Byrchmore Richard Causton Stephanie Childress Hannah Conway Margaret Cookhorn Laurence Crane Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade David de la Haye Poulomi Desai Liz Dilnot Johnson Simon Dobson George Fu Orlando Gough Vivienne Griffin Charlotte Harding Sadie Harrison Orlando Jopling Sarah Lianne Lewis Soosan […]

2022 Judges for The Ivors Composer Awards

The 2022 Judges were: Robert Ames Sarah Angliss Luke Bedford David Bednall Rory Boyle Elvin Brandhi Charlotte Bray Gary Carpenter Bob Chilcott Olivia Clarke Mahaliah Edwards Simon Emmerson Daniel Fardon Juliet Fraser Tim Garland Martin Green Edward Gregson Magz Hall Charlotte Harding Kenneth Hesketh Emily Howard Rhian Hutchings Martin Iddon Brian Irvine Laura Jurd Nathan […]

The Ivors Composer Awards 2021 Judges

The 2021 Judges were: Peter Adjaye Yazz Ahmed Kristina Arakelyan Newton Armstrong Ed Baxter Natalie Murray Beale Libby Burgess Richard Causton Natalie Clein Sophie Cooper Jessica Cottis Sarah Dacey Caroline Devine Sam Eastmond Bushra El-Turk Evelyn Ficarra Paula Gardiner Adam Gorb Julia Haferkorn Simon Halsey Charlotte Harding Carmen Ho Dani Howard Gabriel Jackson Julian Joseph […]

THE ROLE The Awards Administrator supports the delivery of The Ivors Academy’s presentations of Ivor Novello Awards.  Ivor Novello Awards are currently presented annually at The Ivors (in September to mainly recognise songwriters and screen composers) and at The Ivors Composer Awards (in December to recognise classical and jazz composers, and sound artists) with additional, occasional, presentations of an Academy Fellowship.  Reporting to the Awards […]

The Ivors Composer Awards 2020 JudgesThe Ivors Composer Awards 2020 Judges

The 2020 Judges were: Christopher Augustine Ain Bailey Michael Bawtree Naomi Belshaw Ned Bigham Gary Carpenter John Casken Aaron Cassidy Jane Chapman Lloyd Coleman Toks Dada Tansy Davies Nathaniel Facey Alice Farnham Mark Forkgen Camilla George Sally Groves Thomas Guthrie Geoff Hannan Clifton Harrison Pete Harrison Cathy Heller Jones Richard Henry Gavin Higgins Fenella Humphreys […]

The Ivors Academy today [3 November] announce the nominations for The Ivors Composer Awards 2020, celebrating the best new works by composers writing for classical, jazz and sound art. The winners of these prestigious Ivor Novello Awards will be revealed on 1 December as part of a two-hour ceremony broadcast exclusively on BBC Radio 3. […]

The winners of The Ivors with Apple Music were exclusively revealed on The Matt Wilkinson Show on Apple Music 1 Radio. Listen again through Apple Music. Watch acceptance speeches from many of the 2020 Award winners: Best Album Grey Area Written by Inflo and Little Simz Performed by Little Simz Published in the UK by […]

Steve Mac

On 2 September 2020 Steve Mac received the Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year 2019. Presented since 1974 this Ivor Novello Award recognises a writer whose creativity has made an identifiable impact on the award year. The following is an extract from The Ivors 2020 official Awards brochure. The best songwriters go on […]

On 2 September 2020 Joan Armatrading MBE became the nineteenth Fellow of The Ivors Academy. An Academy Fellowship, the highest honour that The Ivors Academy bestows, recognises excellence and impact in the art and craft of music creation. Joan Armatrading’s four decades of superlative music-making has seen her release 21 albums, receive three Grammy nominations […]

The Ivors Academy has today announced a weeks’ worth of planned activities to celebrate songwriting and composing for screen, taking place during the week of The Ivors with Apple Music on 2 September. The programme will spotlight songwriting and composing greats through a number of free webinars and masterclasses which look to inspire, educate and […]

The Ivors Academy has announced it has expanded the nominations for the PRS for Music Most Performed Work Award at The Ivors 2020 from three to five songs. Higher Love written by Will Jennings and Steve Winwood and performed by Kygo x Whitney Houston and Someone You Loved written by Thomas Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Peter […]

The Ivors, now in their 64th year, celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing across categories for songs, album, film, TV and video game scores. The ceremony will also present Ivor Novello Awards that recognise music creators for their wider contribution to British music. Music creators nominated to receive an […]


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