Ivors Academy Announces Winners of Ivor Novello Awards

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Ivors Academy official website)

The Ivors Academy has revealed the winners of Ivor Novello Awards at the Ivors Composer Awards 2021.

Among the winners are Anna Thorvaldsdottir in the Large Scale Composition category for “Catamorphosis;” Alex Paxton in the Small Chamber Composition category for “Sometimes Voices;” and Martin Iddon in the Solo Composition category for “Lampades.”

The Vocal or Choral Composition award went to Thomas Adès for “Gyökér,” while the Outstanding Works Collection award went to Alexander Goehr.

“Every Ivor Novello awarded tonight goes from composers and performers to their peers, it’s what makes each one so distinct and special. I’m honored to be part of recognizing the artistry, imagination and determination that goes into creating such wonderful music and soundscapes. Our winners’ achievements fill me with huge admiration and respect and I wish them all my fullest congratulations,” said Julian Joseph OBE, Chair of The Ivors Academy’s Awards Committee and Fellow of the Academy in an official press statement.

“Congratulations to all of the winners at this year’s Ivors Composer Awards. The resilience of the classical, jazz, and sound art communities throughout the pandemic has been inspirational, and we look forward to enjoying their remarkable work in the live setting when it is safe to do so. I am also proud to say that five of this year’s winners have received support through our charity partner, PRS Foundation. The Ivors Composer Awards shine a light on the excellence these communities have to offer, and we wish the winners every continued success in their careers,” said CEO and PRS for Music Andrea Czapary Martin.

The Ivors Composer Awards are supported by PRS for Music. BBC Radio 3 will broadcast the ceremony in a special edition of the New Music Show on Dec. 11 at 10 p. m. GMT, which will also be available on BBC Sounds.