Classic BRITs 2013 nominations announced: full list

The Classic BRIT Awards nominations for 2013 have been announced at a launch event, with several artists scoring double nominations. The awards ceremony itself, to be hosted by Classic FM's Myleene Klass, will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on October 2nd.

classic brits nominations 2013

Nicola Benedetti is nominated for both the Female Artist of the Year and Classic FM Album of the Year awards, the first of which she has won twice before. It's the 10th time she has been nominated for a Classic BRIT.

Pianist Lang Lang, who has already confirmed that he will be performing at the Classic BRITs ceremony itself, is nominated in both the Male Artist and Classic FM Album of the Year categories. 

The winner of the Classic FM Album of the Year award will be decided by a public vote, hosted by the Classic BRITs official site (click here to listen to excerpts and register your vote). You can find guides to each of the nominated albums here .

Elsewhere, tenors Joseph Calleja, Jonas Kaufmann and composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi are all also nominated for two awards each. Einaudi will be performing at the ceremony as well.

Film composer Hans Zimmer, who will be performing on the night, has already been announced as this year's recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Music award, but he will also be duking it out in the coveted Composer category alongside Einaudi and Arvo Pärt.

Also performing on the night will be saxophonist Amy Dickson (pictured above with host Myleene Klass and trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth), who is nominated in the MasterCard Breakthrough Artist of the Year award. You can view the complete list of nominees below.


Female Artist of the Year

Alison Balsom
Sound The Trumpet
(Warner Classics)

Joyce DiDonato
Drama Queens
(Erato)

Nicola Benedetti
The Silver Violin
(Decca)

Male Artist of the Year

Daniel Barenboim
Beethoven For All, Elgar/Carter Cello Concertos
(Decca)

Jonas Kaufmann
Kaufmann Wagner
(Decca)

Lang Lang
The Chopin Album
(Sony Classical)

MasterCard’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Amy Dickson
Dusk & Dawn
(Sony Classical)

Alisa Weilerstein
Elgar: Cello Concerto; Carter: Cello Concerto
(Decca)

Joseph Calleja
Be My Love – A Tribute to Mario Lanza
(Decca)

Tine Thing Helseth
Tine
(Warner Classics)

Composer

Arvo Pärt
Adam’s Lament
(ECM New Series)

Hans Zimmer
The Dark Knight Rises OST, Man Of Steel OST
(Sony Classical)

Ludovico Einaudi
In A Time Lapse
(Decca)

Critics’ award

Boris Giltburg
Prokofiev: War Sonatas
Orchid Classics

Hallé Orchestra, Choir & Youth Choir/ Elder
Elgar: The Apostles
(Hallé)

John Wilson Orchestra/ Wilson
Rodgers & Hammerstein at the Movies
(Warner Classics)

Jonas Kaufmann
Wagner
(Decca)

Outstanding Contribution to Music (in association with Raymond Weil)

Hans Zimmer
Sony/Warner/Universal


Classic FM Album of the Year (in association with MasterCard)

Andrea Bocelli
Opera
(Decca)

Andre Rieu
Magic of The Movies
(Decca)

Friar Alessandro
Voice From Assisi
(Decca)

John Rutter/Catrin Finch
Blessing
(Deutsche Grammophon)

Joseph Calleja
Be My Love - A Tribute To Mario Lanza
(Decca)

Katherine Jenkins
This Is Christmas
(Warner Music Entertainment)

Lang Lang
The Chopin Album
(Sony Classical)

Ludovico Einaudi
In A Time Lapse
(Decca)

Nicola Benedetti
The Silver Violin
(Decca)

Richard Clayderman
Romantique
(Decca)

Classic BRIT Awards