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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 […]

Pink and blue imagewith the The Ivors Classical Awards, PRS and BBC Radio 3 logos and the text Winners Announced

The Ivors Academy has revealed the 11 composers who have won Ivor Novello Awards at The Ivors Classical Awards, celebrating the best new classical music and sound art. The winners were announced during a ceremony hosted by BBC Radio 3’s Hannah Peel and Tom Service at the British Film Institute in London. BBC Radio 3 […]

Ivors Classical Awards Nominees Announced

The Ivors Academy has announced the 34 composers who have been nominated for an Ivor Novello Award as part of The Ivors Classical Awards 2023, celebrating the best new classical music and sound art. The Ivors Classical Awards take place on 14 November at BFI Southbank in London, where 11 Ivor Novello Awards will be presented […]

Black and white photograph of composer John Rutter, Fellow of The Ivors Academy

John Rutter CBE will become the next Fellow of The Ivors Academy, the highest honour we bestow. John’s Academy Fellowship will be celebrated at The Ivors Classical Awards which takes place on 14 November at BFI Southbank in London, then broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Sounds in the New Music Show on 18 November […]

Photos of Kevin Brennan MP, Carla Marie Williams, Crispin Hunt and Rupert Hine who will receive an Ivors Academy Honour in 2023

The Gold Badge Awards were founded in 1974 and last presented in 2019. The roll call of illustrious past recipients includes Joan Armatrading, Janice Long, Peter Gabriel, Beverly Knight, Bob Geldof, Trevor Nelson, Paulette Long and Michael Eavis.   Joan Armatrading, acclaimed songwriter and Fellow of The Ivors Academy, will present recipients with Ivors Academy Honours […]

We have re-launched The Ivors Composer Awards 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 Ivors Academy has announced the winners of this year’s Ivor Novello Awards with Amazon Music at Grosvenor House, London, on Thursday 18th May. In the 68th year of The Ivors, 30 songwriters and composers collected Ivor Novello Awards across 14 categories in recognition of outstanding achievements in songwriting and composing for screen. This year’s […]

Today, we announce the nominations for The Ivors 2023 with Amazon Music, recognising and celebrating outstanding songwriters and composers across nine categories – including Songwriter of the Year with Amazon Music, Best Album, Best Original Film Score, Best Contemporary Song, PRS for Music Most Performed Work and the Rising Star Award with Amazon Music. Recognised […]

The Ivors Academy has today revealed Sting as the latest songwriter to become an Academy Fellow, the highest honour the Academy bestows. He will receive the award at The Ivors on 18th May in London. The Academy also reveals Amazon Music as the new title sponsor of The Ivors in a collaboration that will amplify […]

The winners were announced during a ceremony hosted by BBC Radio 3’s Hannah Peel and Tom Service at the British Museum. Recognised as a pinnacle of achievement since they were first presented in 1956, Ivor Novello Awards celebrate creative excellence in composing and songwriting. Seven out of ten of this year’s winners received an award from […]

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 […]

45 works have been nominated for an Ivor Novello Award across nine categories of classical, jazz and sound art, including community projects and stage works. Thomas Adès, George Benjamin, Cecilia McDowall and Rebecca Saunders are amongst those nominated and nearly half of the shortlist are first-time nominees, including Lara Agar, Kristina Arakelyan, Laurence Osborn, Hannah […]

BBC Radio 3’s Hannah Peel and Tom Service will host the awards ceremony on Tuesday 15th November where twelve Ivor Novello Awards will be bestowed to celebrate the best new music by classical, jazz and sound art composers. The ceremony will close with the presentation of an Academy Fellowship in recognition of excellence and impact […]

Join us in celebrating creative excellence in UK classical, jazz and sound arts at The Ivors Composer Awards. Bringing together the music creator community to recognise the best in classical, jazz and sound art composing talent, The Ivors Composer Awards returns for its 20th year on Tuesday 15th November 2022. The evening kicks off from […]

Each winner receives an Ivor Novello Award, the UK’s most prestigious prize for songwriters and composers. Presented since 1956, an Ivor is judged and presented by songwriters and composers to their peers. The winners will join a roll call of greats that includes Adele, Stormzy, Cathy Dennis, Annie Lennox, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Joan […]

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 […]

Lianne La Havas at The Ivors 2021

The Ivors Academy has announced that The Ivors with Apple Music will take place on Thursday 19th May 2022 at Grosvenor House, London. Recognised as a pinnacle of achievement since they were first presented in 1956, The Ivors Academy presents Ivor Novello Awards for exceptional songwriting and composing. Each Ivor is unique and represents peer recognition […]

30 works have been nominated across six categories including composers such as Tansy Davies, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Howard Goodall and James MacMillan. 40% of the composers in the running for an Ivor Novello Award this year are first-time nominees, including Nwando Ebizie, Nikki Iles, Dave Manington, Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Alex Paxton, who has three works nominated. […]

Recognised as a pinnacle of creative musical achievement since they were first presented in 1956, Ivor Novello Awards are particularly important to the music community as they represent peer recognition. This year’s list of 33 nominations celebrates 70 individual music creators, including Harry Styles, Lianne La Havas, Lewis Capaldi, Dave, AJ Tracey and Laura Marling – […]

The award discovers, supports, and accelerates the careers of the most promising music creators, and is part of Apple Music’s continued support of the songwriter and composer community. The winner receives a dedicated Ivor Novello Award and joins a roll call of songwriting greats that includes Adele, Stormzy, Annie Lennox, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and […]

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