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Cevanne

Born 1986.

Cevanne & her [Big Ears] Band

Biography

Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian is a British composer, singer, harper and dancer.

Born in Suffolk, UK, to British-Armenian parents, she trained in composition at Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama, before gaining a first in Music from Girton College, Cambridge University. She attended the advanced New Music, New Media course at the Britten-Pears School in Snape in 2005 and held a scholarship at Trinity College of Music in London in 2006–07. At Cambridge, she was awarded the Rima Alamuddin Composition Prize in 2004, the Turle Scholarship for Music in 2006, the Gamble Prize for Research in 2006. Sound and Music (formerly spnm) awarded her their Artistic Director (then Kuljit Bhamra) Project: Bhangra Latina, in 2007. She was part of the 2006 "Orchestra in a Village" project, led by the London Mozart Players with Fraser Trainer, that reached the final of the Royal Philharmonic Society Education Awards. She was nominated by Sound and Music (spnm), for the British Composer Awards 2009; she was nominated for an Arts Foundation Award in 2010; and in 2010–11 was one of the London Symphony Orchestra's Panufnik composers. An Arts Council England Award enabled her to record her first (pop) album, Big Ears. She also arranged and produced Jessica Hynes' song 'Peekaboogie' (2013). She was appointed composer-in-residence at Handel House Museum in 2012. She won an Arts Council England Award for her work "The evolution of Eve", 2012, and a PRS award for Consortium5's commission 'L'envoi', commemorating the death of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison. 'The evolution of Eve' was developed with Sveriges Radio into a broadcast aimed at young people in 2013. She also wrote and performed the children's opera 'The Kingnapped King and the Pirate Queen' for the Aldeburgh Festival Fringe 2014. She is a London Symphony Orchestra Soundhub Associate, and a broadcaster on ResonanceFM.

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