George Benjamin received the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Works Collection, presented with the Music Publishers Association. Recognising the artistry and legacy of his compositional output, The Ivors Academy said the “consistent beauty, complexity and colour of his compositions is outstanding.”
From his first BBC Proms premiere at the age of 20, Benjamin went on to receive commissions from all over the world. His opera Written On Skin – which won the Academy’s Stage Works Award in 2013 – would cement Benjamin’s position as one of the most important voices in contemporary music. Performed by over 20 international opera houses, it is a masterpiece in operatic composition, and has become one of the most acclaimed works of the twenty-first century.