WiM founder Odaline de la Martinez is among outstanding women in music awarded Ivors Academy Gold Badge

The Ivors Academy Gold Badge awards celebrate 'exceptional talent in the UK music industry; individuals who inspire or support creativity and the professional lives of The Ivors Academy members'.

Women in Music founder member Odaline de la Martinez, known as Chachi, the artistic director and conductor of Lontano Ensemble, is a wonderful composer and a champion of work by women composers. She is joined in receiving this award by other outstanding women in music, the music publisher Jane Dyball, the music engineer Olga FitzRoy, the jazz pianist, composer and teacher Nikki Iles, the classical pianist, teacher and promoter of contemporary music Thalia Myers, and the former CEO of the PRS and now President & CEO of New Music USA, Vanessa Reed.

Women in Music sends a huge congratulations to all the recipients.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony in London on 11 October.


Vroni Holzmann launches her new album of piano compositions - 28 September 2019 - Edinburgh

Edinburgh composer Vroni Holzmann is hosting an event to launch her new album of piano compositions, Glow on the Horizon, with an in-house performance by various accomplished pianists.


The event will take place in Edinburgh on Saturday 28th September 2019. Numbers are limited but if you would like to attend please contact Vroni at [email protected]


You can hear Vroni playing and speaking about her music in an interview from 2011 here https://www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2011/06/edinburgh-reporter-chats-vroni-holzmann/comment-page-1/

22nd London New Wind Festival - new work by women composers - Thursday 19th September, 6.30pm, Waterloo

22nd London New Wind Festival and Colleagues present

A Celebration of the Life and Work of Robert Coleridge (1955-2019)

Music for Winds. Music for Piano Solo and Experimental Pieces for Mixed Ensemble.

Thursday 19th September 

 Starts 6.30pm

The Warehouse Waterloo, 13 Theed Street, South Bank, London SE1 8ST

Music by Robert Coleridge and New Pieces by:

Tim Ambler, Avril Anderson, David Sutton-Anderson, Giorgio Coslovich, Stephen Gibson, Anthony Green, John Lewis, Michael Parsons, Catherine Pluygers,  Jane Serter and Hugh Shrapnel

Performers Include;

Members of London New Wind Ensemble: Simon Desorgher Flutes, Catherine Pluygers Oboes, Phil Edwards Clarinets, Ian Mitchell Clarinets, Henryk Sienkiewicz Horn, Glynn Williams Bassoon, Alan Tomlinson Trombone, David Sutton-Anderson Conductor and  Peter O'Hagan Piano. 

Solo Pianists: Anthony Green, John Lewis, Michael Parsons, Hugh Shrapnel, Ruth Shrapnel and  Sarah Walker

Tickets at door £10 (6 concessions)


Ailie Robertson, Stevie Wishart, world premieres, BBC Proms Wednesday 11 September 7.30 pm

The Dunedin Consort perform the world premieres of BBC commissions Chaconne by Ailie Robertson and The Last Dance? by Stevie Wishart, along with new works by Stuart MacRae and Nico Muhly. The new pieces are inspired by and performed alongside dances from Bach's Orchestral Suites.

BBC Proms Wednesday 11 September 7.30 pm

Dunedin Consort with John Butt.