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Category: The Ivors Classical Awards

Entries for The Ivors Classical Awards open today, 28th May 2024. The awards recognise and celebrate creative excellence by classical composers and sound artists. 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 […]

As the new year gets into full swing, many amongst will likely be hitting the ground running. Some taking on ‘Veganuary’ are no doubt enjoying the discovery of new recipes. Those brave enough to attempt ‘Dry January’ are likely revelling in their newfound energy, or perhaps counting down the days until February! Amidst the optimism, […]

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 Week

Ivors Classical Week returns this November to celebrate and support composers working across classical music and sound art. Members can book their tickets for: A drinks reception with composers, musicians, and the music industry Monday 13th November St Martin-in-the-Fields, London Free for members The Ivors Classical Awards, the evening includes drinks on arrival, an awards […]

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 […]

Ivor Novello statuettes at The Ivors Composer Awards 2022

Professional tier members can now enter up to two works for The Ivors Classical Awards with no fee, and a third work with a 50% discount at £12. Standard members can enter one work for free and two further works with a 25% discount at £18 per work. If a composer is not a member, […]

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 […]


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