Cheryl Frances-Hoad honored in Music

August 15, 2020

The Jury today announced Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s selection for the honor in 2020 Music category. Cheryl Frances-Hoad was selected from 6 nominees shortlisted from more than 10 nominees. With the majority of the voting set to take place in October, the Jury made an early decision in Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s case.

Cheryl Frances-Hoad was nominated for her album Stolen Rhythm. “I am thrilled to have received The Armenson Award in Music for Stolen Rhythm. This disc of music features chamber and chamber orchestral pieces written across many years, and I am so grateful to Champs Hill Records, Arts Council England, The Fidelio Charitable Trust, The Ambache Charitable Trust, The Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust, The Winship Foundation and the Hildon Foundation for helping to bring this album into existence,” Cheryl Frances-Hoad responded.

Cheryl Frances-Hoad was born in Essex in 1980. She began composing at the age of eight while studying cello and piano at the Yehudi Menuhin School. She completed her BA and MPhil from The University of Cambridge and earned her PhD from King’s College London.