Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian is a British composer, singer, harpist and dancer.
Born in Suffolk, UK, to British-Armenian parents, she trained in composition at Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama, before gaining a first in Music from Girton College, Cambridge University. She attended the advanced New Music, New Media course at the Britten-Pears School in Aldeburgh in 2005 and held a scholarship at Trinity College of Music in London in 2006–07. At Cambridge, she was awarded the Rima Alamuddin Composition Prize in 2004, the Turle Scholarship for Music in 2006, the Gamble Prize for Research in 2006. Sound and Music (formerly spnm) awarded her their Artistic Director (then Kuljit Bhamra) Project: Bhangra Latina, in 2007. She was part of the 2006 "Orchestra in a Village" project, led by the London Mozart Players with Fraser Trainer, that reached the final of the Royal Philharmonic Society Education Awards. She was nominated by Sound and Music (spnm), for the British Composer Awards 2009; she was nominated for an Arts Foundation Award in 2010; and in 2010–11 was one of the London Symphony Orchestra's Panufnik composers composing. An Arts Council England Award enabled her to record her first album, Big Ears. She was appointed composer-in-residence at Handel House Museum in 2012.
- Pritchard, Alwynne: 'New notes, music uncharted', spnm: New notes, May 2008 p.4ff
- Cornwell, Jane: "They're bringing Bhangra back", London Evening Standard, This is London, 22 September 2008
- Orchestra in a Village: Report by Cambridge Music Festival
- Royal Philharmonic Society Awards, finalists 2006