Sir George Benjamin CBE Wins MPA Sponsored Ivors Composer Award for Outstanding Works Collection


The 20th anniversary Ivors Composer Awards 2022 took place on Tuesday 15th November, where the MPA was delighted to present and sponsor the award for Outstanding Works Collection. This award recognises an exceptional classical composer whose music demonstrates the highest degree of skill, impact and originality and was awarded to Sir George Benjamin CBE.

Recognising the artistry and legacy of his compositional output, The Ivors Academy said the “consistent beauty, complexity and colour of his compositions is outstanding.”

From his first BBC Proms premiere at the age of 20, Benjamin went on to receive commissions from all over the world. His opera Written On Skin – which won the Academy’s Stage Works Award in 2013 – would cement Benjamin’s position as one of the most important voices in contemporary music. Performed by over 20 international opera houses, it is a masterpiece in operatic composition, and has become one of the most acclaimed works of the twenty-first century.

BBC Radio 3’s Hannah Peel and Tom Service hosted the awards ceremony, where twelve Ivor Novello Awards were bestowed to celebrate the best new music by classical, jazz and sound art composers.

Sir George Benjamin CBE, winner of the Outstanding Works Collection presented in association with the Music Publishers Association presented by Richard King and Sir Nicholas Kenyon at The Ivors Composer Awards 2022, at the British Museum London, Tuesday 15 November. Photo by Mark Allan
For more information about the awards and the winners please visit The Ivors Academy’s website.

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