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Press category: The Ivors Composer Awards

Winning composers took inspiration from nature, history and science, as well as the power of children’s imagination and the importance of music education for young people  Anna Meredith MBE and Erika Fox are honoured with Ivor Novello Awards for Innovation and Lifetime Achievement  91% of those who received awards are first time winners, with majority […]

• The Ivors Academy reveal 33 compositions nominated at The Ivors Composer Awards, inspired by a range of themes including the Syrian refugee experience and #MeToo movement • World-renowned composers shortlisted include Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Sir James MacMillan, Helen Grime and Gavin Higgins • The awards return as The Ivors Composer Awards, having previously been […]

The British Composer Awards has become The Ivors Composer Awards 12 categories comprise classical, jazz and sound art Winners will receive an Ivor Novello Award, the pinnacle of recognition for composing and songwriting Entries open Wednesday 5th June and close Friday 12th July 2019 Entries are now open for The Ivors Composer Awards 2019. Anyone, […]

Sir Harrison Birtwistle is most awarded composer in BCA history Sally Beamish and Trevor Wishart honoured with awards for Inspiration and Innovation New composers shine as 70 per cent are first – time winners London. 4 December 2018. A jazz composition inspired by science fiction, a brass band piece exploring artificial intelligence, a sonic art […]

London. 4 December. Composers Sally Beamish and Trevor Wishart will be honoured at this year’s British Composer Awards (4 December) with both composers being presented with a Gift of BASCA Award in recognition of their contributions to music throughout their careers to date. Sally Beamish will be presented with the British Composer Award for Inspiration […]

From world’s first ‘recovery’ orchestra to opera reviving work by forgotten female composers, nominees bring marginalised voices to the fore Britain’s poetry renaissance inspires new music Young composers shine, representing over half of nominees World-renowned composers nominated: Julian Anderson, Harrison Birtwistle, James Dillon, Oliver Knussen, Roxanna Panufnik and Judith Weir London. 1 November 2018. The […]


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