Winners Announced for the Ivors Composer Awards 2019
The Ivors Academy (formerly the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) has announced the winners of the Ivors Composer Awards for 2019.
Formerly known as the British Composer Awards, there were thirteen categories including orchestral, chamber ensemble, jazz composition for large ensemble, and sound art.
Among the winners, announced at a ceremony at the British Museum last night (4 Dec.), were jazz trumpeter Laura Jurd for her work Jumping In, Charlotte Harding for her community project Convo, Lau accordionist Martin Green for his sound art work Aeons: A Sound Walk for Newcastle, Gavin Higgins for his trombone concerto The Book of Miracles, and Charlotte Bray for her chamber work Invisible Cities for viola and piano.
Anna Meredith won the award for Innovation and Erika Fox was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award.
Commenting on the awards, Crispin Hunt, Chair of the Ivors Academy, said:
It is a privilege for the Ivors Academy to honour these exceptional composers, and we’re especially delighted to have so many first-time winners this year. The works recognised today – and the creators behind them – adventure far into the evolving musical landscape. We’re thrilled to award such a rich variety of talent.
See the full list of winners below. For more, visit https://ivorsacademy.com.
The Ivors Composer Awards 2019 – Winners
Amateur or Young Performers
The Salamander and The Moonraker by Edward Gregson
Flute Concerto by Dai Fujikura
Pocket Universe by Geoff Hannan
Community or Educational Project
Convo by Charlotte Harding
Jazz Composition for Large Ensemble
Jumping In by Laura Jurd
Jazz Composition for Small Ensemble
There is a Crack in Everything by Alison Rayner
The Book of Miracles (Trombone Concerto) by Gavin Higgins
Leafleoht by James Weeks
Solo or Duo
Invisible Cities by Charlotte Bray
Aeons: A Sound Walk for Newcastle by Martin Green
Harriet (‘Scenes in the life of Harriet Tubman’) by Hilda Paredes
Anna Meredith MBE
Published on 5 December 2019