Photograph of Professor Michael Zev Gordon

University of Birmingham's Chair in Composition Michael Zev Gordon has been nominated for the prestigious Ivors Composer Awards 2021 for his song cycle Baruch - Ten Propositions of Baruch Spinoza for Tenor and Piano.

The work was commissioned by the 2020 Oxford Lieder Festival. It was premiered as part of a filmed live-stream recital by James Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook from Oxford's Holywell Music Room. 

The award ceremony takes place at the British Museum on Wednesday 8 December and will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3.