Home Classical Music The Ivors Composer Awards re-launched as The Ivors Classical Awards

The Ivors Composer Awards re-launched as The Ivors Classical Awards

The Ivors Composer Awards re-launched as The Ivors Classical Awards


The Ivors Academy has in the present day re-launched The Ivors Composer Awards as The Ivors Classical Awards.

Along with recognising the achievements of a number of the UK’s most proficient classical composers and sound artists over the previous 20 years – amongst them Sally Beamish, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Tansy Davies, Anna Meredith, Sir John Tavener, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Errollyn Wallen – the Ivors Composer Awards have additionally recognised jazz composing. The Academy now goals to ascertain a separate Ivors Jazz Awards in 2024.

Graham Davies, CEO of The Ivors Academy, mentioned: ‘At a time when classical and jazz music is below menace by our cultural establishments, it’s extra necessary than ever to showcase the easiest of composition. Now we have a practice within the UK for producing and nurturing excellent composers, as seen on the King’s Coronation and in our live performance halls. We’re proud to extend the affect of our awards by growing a brand new house in our yearly programme to have fun jazz individually to classical and sound artwork composition.”

Entries for The Ivors Classical Awards open in the present day, 2 June, till 14 July. Every winner receives an Ivor Novello Award, first offered in 1956 and representing peer recognition, with classes judged by composers belonging to the Academy’s membership.

In a change from The Ivors Composer Awards, Irish in addition to British composers might be eligible for consideration at The Ivors Classical Awards. Publishers will even obtain better recognition. From this 12 months a UK music writer will obtain a nomination credit score the place they personal or management the copyright for a nominated piece.

Final 12 months’s winners included Joanna Marsh’s ORA Singers fee All Shall Be Effectively, Rebecca Saunders’ orchestral work To An Utterance and Thomas Adès’ ballet Dante. Particular awards got to virtuoso tabla participant, percussionist and composer Talvin Singh for Innovation, Sir George Benjamin for Excellent Works Assortment Award and Judith Weir, who was awarded the Academy Fellowship – the very best honour bestowed by The Ivors Academy.

The Ivors Classical Awards are sponsored by PRS for Music and can happen on Tuesday 14 November 2023 on the BFI Southbank in London. BBC Radio 3 will broadcast the ceremony in a particular version of the New Music Present on Saturday 18 November at 10pm, which will even be accessible on BBC Sounds.

Musical works will be entered for eight award classes celebrating chamber, choral and orchestral compositions, staged works, group and participation tasks and sound artwork, and should have acquired their first UK efficiency between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023.

Full particulars: https://ivorsacademy.com/awards/the-ivors-classical-awards/enter

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