"Sublime, talented, witty and brilliant".
Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3
Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian is an award-winning composer, singer and harper from Suffolk. Her work is grounded in the British isles – digging into their rich soil to find artefacts which one would not always imagine to be native.
Cevanne was a winner (and double nominee) of the 2017 British Composer Awards. She was recently featured on BBC One (London) as the composer-in-residence with the London Symphony Orchestra at the National Trust property 575 Wandsworth Road, generously supported by LSO Patron Susie Thomson. She was previously resident at Handel & Hendrix in London (2012 – 2014).
Cevanne has balanced a diverse portfolio, with commissions ranging from the London Jazz Festival, BBC Radio 3, and a bilingual music drama for Swedish National Radio (Prix Marulic finalist 2015). She has recently written for Trish Clowes’ 2017 album and Emulsion Sinfonietta; the BBC Singers; and for Clarence Adoo, thanks to the Helen Hamlyn Trust.
She is currently writing for the Birmingham Royal Ballet, for the Hera Opera Company, preparing to release her duo album with Crewdson, and is heading to NYC for the première of her first US commission.