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Congratulations to Nikki Iles and Zoe Rahman who won Ivor Novello Awards last night.

Zoe Rahman, who will perform as part of the Mid-Day mantra on 18 December won the Impact Award. The award recognised Zoe as 'a composer and pianist who is one of the brightest stars on the contemporary jazz scene. Zoe Rahman shines a one of Britain’s most powerful compositional voices and important contemporary artists who puts a spotlight on jazz from the UK as an international musical force.'

Nikki Iles who recently performed at Symphony Hall received the Jazz Composition award for The Caged Bird

The Ivor Composer Awards celebrate the best new works by composers writing for classical, jazz and sound art in the UK

The winners of The Ivors Composer Awards were announced at the ceremony on Wednesday 8 December at the British Museum in London, hosted by BBC Radio 3’s Tom Service and Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

Each winner receives an Ivor Novello Award. Recognised as a pinnacle of achievement since they were first presented in 1956, an Ivor represents peer recognition as they are judged by fellow composers and music creators.

The Ivors Composer Awards are sponsored by PRS for Music. The awards presentation is in association with BBC Radio 3, who provide exclusive broadcast coverage.

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