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Category: The Ivors Composer Awards

The Ivors Academy has opened entries for The Ivors Composer Awards 2021, which recognise creative excellence in composition for contemporary classical, jazz, and sound arts. 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 uniquely represents […]

With the passing of Simon Bainbridge, the UK has lost one of its most distinguished and influential composers and educators. Born in 1952, Simon studied with John Lambert at the Royal College of Music (1969-72) and Gunther Schuller at Tanglewood, receiving two major commissions whilst still at college: Spirogyra for small ensemble from the Aldeburgh […]

The winners of these prestigious Ivor Novello Awards were revealed earlier tonight as part of a two-hour ceremony broadcast exclusively on BBC Radio 3, hosted by Kate Molleson and Tom Service. Ivor Novello Awards were presented to eleven composers for categories covering classical, jazz and sound art compositions, in addition to three ‘Gift of The […]

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 Ivors Academy has opened entries for The Ivors Composer Awards. Entries are open until 16 July and the winners will be announced on 1 December 2020. To enter works visit the Academy’s Awards entry site here.  The Ivors Composer Awards sees the presentation of Ivor Novello Awards to recognise creative excellence in classical, jazz, […]

The Ivors Academy this evening announced The Ivors Composer Awards 2019 winners at a glittering ceremony at the British Museum in London, presented by BBC Radio 3’s Kate Molleson and Tom Service. Ivor Novello Awards were presented across eleven nominated categories that included jazz composition, works for chamber ensemble and those written for Amateur or […]

The prestigious awards, now in their 17th year, honour the best new works by UK contemporary composers in classical, jazz and sound art. Celebrating the art of composition and showcasing the creative talent of contemporary composers and sound artists, the winners in each category will be announced at a ceremony at the British Museum in […]

Since 2003 we have been awarding the creative talent of many of the UK’s finest composers and sound artists. Our awards, which for the last 16 years were known as the British Composer Awards, are presented to showcase and celebrate the vibrant community of contemporary classical music creators. For the first time in the event’s […]

Over the past ten years, I’ve had the privilege to work on our unique awards – The Ivors and The Ivors Composer Awards (previously the British Composer Awards). What makes an Ivor Novello Award (and previously a British Composer Award) so respected and prestigious is two-fold: categories are judged exclusively by music creators, so truly […]

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. The Ivors Composer Awards recognise excellence in composition across classical, jazz and sound art. The awards promote […]

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