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Ivors Composer Awards 2019 nominations announced

Wed 30 October 2019

Alumni and staff nominated for prestigious composition awards

The Ivors Composer Awards – previously known as the British Composer Awards –honour the best new works by UK contemporary composers in classical, jazz and sound art, with 33 individual works nominated across 11 categories.

This year alumni and current staff members Laura Jurd and Mark Lockheart have both been nominated in the category Jazz Composition for Large Ensemble. Trumpeter Laura is shortlisted for her work Jumping In, while saxophonist Mark’s work This Much I Know Is True has earned his nomination.

Also shortlisted is alum Dai Fujikura, whose Flute Concerto has been nominated for the Chamber Ensemble award.

As an award presented by fellow composers and songwriters to their peers, an Ivor Composer Award is a uniquely authentic and respected recognition of craft. The Academy holds a public call for entries and all eligible submissions are reviewed by juries specifically appointed by the Academy.

The Ivors Academy Chair, Crispin Hunt, said –

“We’re incredibly excited to honour a wide range of phenomenal talent, all of whom have demonstrated the highest quality of composition craft in their fields, engaging with and challenging the world around them.”

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 4 December 2019 at the British Museum.

To find out more about our composition department, visit our study pages.

Image: Mark Lockheart (credit Alexi Hemingway)