Classic BRITs 2012 nominations revealed at London launch

Possible winners for this year's Classic BRIT Awards were announced in a nominations ceremony in London this evening.

Classic BRITs statue

The nominations for this year's Classic BRIT Awards 2012 have been announced during a ceremony at the Savoy Hotel, London. Among the nominations are Nicola Benedetti, Alison Balsom, Andrea Bocelli, Lang Lang and Benjamin Grosvenor.

Andrea Bocelli was nominated in the Best Male and Album Of The Year Categories, but will also pick up the award for International Artist Of The Year at the October award ceremony. Nicola Benedetti becomes the most nominated female artist ever at the Classic BRITs, picking up her eight nomination.

Classic FM received a Special Recognition Classic BRIT Award on the night, the day before the station's 20th anniversary.

Benjamin Grosvenor, Noah Stewart, Paul Mealor and Miloš Karadaglić all received two nominations each, making them the front-runners in this year's awards, to be held on October 2nd in the Royal Albert Hall.

The Classic BRITs launch and nominations announcement was attended by Noah Stewart, Gareth Malone, Paul Mealor and many more nominees. Film music composer John Williams is due to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and a special tribute performance.

You can view the whole nominations list below, and catch up with our live blog of the event here .


Female Artist


Alison Balsom
SERAPH
EMI CLASSICS

Joyce DiDonato
DIVA DIVO - OPERA ARIAS
VIRGIN CLASSICS

Nicola Benedetti
ITALIA
DECCA


Male Artist


Andrea Bocelli
CONCERTO - ONE NIGHT IN CENTRAL PARK
DECCA

Lang Lang
LISZT - MY PIANO HERO
SONY CLASSICAL

Vasily Petrenko
SHOSTAKOVICH/SYMPHONY NO. 1 & 3
SHOSTAKOVICH/SYMPHONY NO. 6 & 12
SHOSTAKOVICH/SYMPHONY NO. 2 & 15
NAXOS
RACHMANINOV/PIANO CONCERTOS 1 & 4
AVIE
RACHMANINOV/SYMPHONY NO. 3
EMI CLASSICS



MasterCard’s Breakthrough Artist Of The Year Award

Benjamin Grosvenor
BENJAMIN GROSVENOR PLAYS CHOPIN, LISZT & RAVEL
DECCA

Miloš Karadaglić
LATINO
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON

Noah Stewart
NOAH
DECCA


Composer

Ennio Morricone
PARADISO
DECCA

John Williams
WAR HORSE/THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN
SONY CLASSICAL

Paul Mealor
A TENDER LIGHT
DECCA


Classic BRITs Single Of The Year in association with iTunes

Adiemus
ADIEMUS
VIRGIN

Royal Choral Society, BBC Concert Orchestra/Wordsworth
JERUSALEM
DECCA

Della Jones, Royal Choral Society, BBC Concert Orchestra/Wordsworth
RULE BRITANNIA
UNIVERSAL CLASSICS

Ennio Morricone
GABRIEL’S OBOE
EMI MUSIC

Hans Zimmer
TIME (INCEPTION - OST)
WARNER MUSIC

Klaus Badelt
HE’S A PIRATE (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL – OST)
WALT DISNEY RECORDS/EMI RECORDS

London Philharmonic Orchestra/Parry
BARBER’S ADAGIO FOR STRINGS
XS

Luciano Pavarotti
NESSUN DORMA
DECCA

Ludovico Einaudi
I GIORNI
DECCA

Military Wives/Gareth Malone
WHEREVER YOU ARE
DECCA


Critics’ Award

Berlin Philharmonic/Rattle
BRUCKNER SYMPHONY NO. 9
EMI CLASSICS

Benjamin Grosvenor
CHOPIN/LISZT/RAVEL
DECCA

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Belohlavek
MARTINU: THE 6 SYMPHONIES
ONYX


Classic FM Album Of The Year in association with MasterCard

André Rieu
AND THE WALTZ GOES ON
DECCA

Andrea Bocelli
CONCERTO - ONE NIGHT IN CENTRAL PARK
DECCA

Band Of HM Royal Marines
SUMMON THE HEROES
DECCA

Band Of The Coldstream Guards
PRIDE OF THE NATION
DECCA

Craig Ogden
SUMMERTIME
CLASSIC FM

Hayley Westenra
PARADISO
DECCA

Laura Wright
THE LAST ROSE
DECCA

Miloš Karadaglić
THE GUITAR
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON

Noah Stewart
NOAH
DECCA

Russell Watson
ANTHEMS
COLUMBIA LABEL GROUP


International Artist Of The Year in association with Raymond Weil

Andrea Bocelli


Lifetime Achievement

John Williams

Classic BRIT Awards