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Jennifer Walshe and Simon Bainbridge win two new British Composer awards

The new category celebrates artists and composers’ entire careers as opposed to an individual work

Jennifer Walshe and Simon Bainbridge have been recognised as two of the most innovative and inspiring contemporary composers in the UK at the British Composer Awards 2016. Walshe won the British Composer Award for Innovation, in “recognition of her lifelong dedication to questioning and challenging the status quo through music and performance”. And Bainbridge received the British Composer Award for Inspiration. Both are new categories that celebrate the entire musical career of those chosen as opposed to a single piece of work.