Dan Jones wins his THIRD Ivor Novello Award

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We are thrilled and delighted to announce that Faber Music composer Dan Jones won in the television category for his score for The Miniaturist at the Ivor Novello Awards ceremony on 31st May. Having been double-nominated (his score for the BBC’s SS-GB being the second nomination), it was his score for the BBC’s adaptation of Jessie Burton’s novel set in seventeenth-century Amsterdam that most pleased the judges.

 

Richard Paine, Faber’s Commercial Rights Director, says: “Composers, conductors and musicians I know admire Dan as the ‘real deal’ – a composer of huge talent and craft, with his own distinctive voice. But his success as a composer for drama rests also on a deep appreciation of narrative. And he has the attributes that any media composer needs: a phenomenal capacity for hard work, a business person’s ability to manage budgets and a team of people, and an extraordinarily modest, ego-free personality, so that everyone wants to work with him. We are extremely proud of him.”

 

Dan Jones is a multi award-winning composer and sound designer working in film, television and theatre. Recent credits include Louis Theroux’s documentary feature, My Scientology Movie, the primetime BBC drama series SS-GB and The Replacement, the second series of BBC’s hugely successful The Hollow Crown, Menno Meyjes’ feature, De Reünie, and Carnival/Channel 4’s Any Human Heart, for which he won BASCA and Ivor Novello Awards as well as an Emmy nomination. Dan has recently finished scoring the feature adaptation of Ian McEwan's On Chesil Beach.

 

The Ivors celebrate, honour and reward excellence in songwriting and composing. Created by BASCA in 1956, they are named in honour of Ivor Novello, and represent the pinnacle of musical achievement and peer recognition in the music industry.