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Alumni Win Big at Ivors Composer Awards

Wed 4 December 2019

December has begun well for Trinity Laban with award scoops for staff and alumni at the Ivors Composer Awards, demonstrating the scope and depth of talent and experience within the Composition department.

The Ivors Composer Awards, formerly known as the British Composer Awards, were created to bring contemporary music, jazz and sonic art to a wider audience through a peer-recognition awards event. The 2019 Awards were given out at a glitzy ceremony at the British Museum.

Alum and Composition department staff member Laura Jurd (pictured) was awarded the Ivor for Jazz Composition for Large Ensemble for Jumping In, written for trumpet, trombone, euphonium, string quartet, banjo, santoor, piano, synth, double bass and two drum kits. The piece was commissioned by Sage Gateshead, Kings Place. Fellow Composition staff member Mark Lockheart was nominated in the same category for his piece This Much I Know Is True, written for Jazz quintet plus brass, woodwind and strings.

Composition alum Dai Fujikura won the award for Chamber Ensemble, for his Flute Concerto, written for flute, oboe, two clarinets, bassoon, horn, trumpet, percussion, two violins, viola, cello & double bass. The piece was co-commissioned by Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Find out more about our Composition Department and how to apply. 

Image copyright: Mark Allan