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Home > Over half of the winners at this year’s Ivors Composer Awards 2023 supported by PRS Foundation

Over half of the winners at this year’s Ivors Composer Awards 2023 supported by PRS Foundation

There were 22 nominations for PRS Foundation supported Composers at this year’s Ivors Composer Awards, with over half the wins going to PRS Foundation supported composers. The winners were announced by Hannah Peel (who has als been supported through our PPL Momentum Music Fund and New Music Biennal) and Tom Service.

2 nominated pieces were directly funded by PRS Foundation, with Josephine Stephenson scooping the award for her piece Comme l’espoir/you might all disappear.  Stephenson was supported through Open Fund for Music Creators.

 

The supported winners are:

BEST CHAMBER ENSEMBLE COMPOSITION  

  • Növények composed by Thomas Adès– Resonate and Open Fund for Organisations

BEST COMMUNITY AND PARTICIPATION COMPOSITION in association with ABRSM 

  • Swarm Fanfarescomposed by Dobrinka Tabakova – New Music Biennial 2014 and The Composers’ Fund

BEST LARGE ENSEMBLE COMPOSITION 

  • Shouting forever into the receivercomposed by Hannah Kendall

BEST SMALL CHAMBER COMPOSITION 

  • Comme l’espoir/you might all disappearcomposed by Josephine Stephenson – Open Fund for Music Creators (this project was directly funded) and Open Fund for Organisations

BEST STAGE WORK 

  • LEAST LIKE THE OTHER: Searching for Rosemary Kennedy composed by Brian Irvine– New Music Biennial 2017, Beyond Borders and Open Fund for Organisations

Innovation Award

  • Matthew Herbert – Composers Fund and New Music Biennial 2014

Outstanding Works Collection

  • Tansy Davies – Composers’ Fund and Women Make Music