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The 2013 Classic BRIT Awards ceremony in pictures, featuring all the amazing performers from the Royal Albert Hall, including Lang Lang, Ludovico Einaudi, Nicola Benedetti, Joseph Calleja and Hans Zimmer.
Myleene Klass takes to the stage to introduce the awards - and she's changed dresses again!
"You won't believe this, guys, but I met Lang Lang backstage and asked him what he was planning to perform... and he said Gangnam Style!
The film composer responsible for the music for Inception, Pirates of the Carribean, The Dark Knight, Gladiator, and so many more, picks up the Composer Award at this year's Classic BRITs.
A truly energetic performance on stage, kicking off the evening's musical proceedings.
Lang Lang and Benedetti take a bow and share a joke following their showstopping duet. Picture: JM Enternational
It's not often you see stars of such calibre duetting together, so the Classic BRITs audience are in for a treat.
The pianist wows the audience with his performance of Chopin's Grande Valse Brillante in E flat.
Violin star Nicola Benedetti performs Khachaturian with fellow classical star Lang Lang on stage.
Cherie Lunghi reads the nominations for the Male Artist category: Daniel Barenboim, Jonas Kaufmann, Lang Lang.
Two award winners, International Artist of the Year Lang Lang and Outstanding Contribution to Music winner Hans Zimmer, share a congratulatory hug at the ceremony. Picture: JM Enternational
Impeccably presented on stage at the Royal Albert Hall, it's Gareth Malone's new choir. Picture: PA
Soloists come to the fore on stage in Gareth's unique choir, singing the music from Broadchurch.
Haunting stuff from the Voices Choir - watch out for their debut album, it's full of this kind of stuff. Picture: PA
Gareth and his choir, Voices, sing an arrangement of the tune from Broadchurch, So Close on stage.
Nicola Benedetti, Joyce di Donato and trumpeter Alison Balsom, all up for the Best Female Artist Category once more.
Nicola Benedetti walks up to collect her award for Female Artist of the Year. Picture: JM Enternational
"There are centuries of music to discover," Benedetti implored as she took to the stage. "Go and discover the rest - go and discover the symphonies of Beethoven, Sibelius, and Shostakovich!"
Singing Lang Lang's praises, star of stage and screen Samantha Barks explained the pianist's musical credentials - he's been playing since he was three years old!
"Ladies and gentlemen... THANK YOU SO MUCH!" Simple yet effective speech writing from the talented pianist.
Joseph Calleja sings 'Caruso', giving the brickwork of the Albert Hall a good rattle. Picture: PA
Aww! Look at these two! Both Jack and Ludovico are performing tonight. Picture; JM Enternational
Accepting her award for Breakthrough Artist on stage at the Albert Hall, it's saxophonist Amy Dickson. Picture: PA
Choirboy Jack Topping got a standing ovation for his performance. Picture: JM Enternational
The pianist dazzles with a bit of Chopin. And that suit. Picture: JM Enternational
Clearly an emotional performance for the young choirboy, who stunned the crowd with 'You'll Never Walk Alone'.
Legend of screen and cakes Jane Asher presenting an award at the Classic BRITs.
Look at that smile! Jack's clearly enjoying singing as much as we're enjoying listening to him. Picture: JM Enternational
Conductor Christopher Warren Green's having a great time, directing the London Chamber Orchestra. Picture: JM Enternational
Einaudi performs Experience from his In a Time Lapse album to the enraptured audience. Picture: JM Enternational
Einaudi thanks the audience and takes a bow. Picture: JM Enternational
Einaudi and his ensemble perform on stage, complete with visual light show on stage. Picture: JM Enternational
Breakthrough Artist Amy Dickson took to the stage with an incredible live performance of the Going Home theme. Picture: JM Enternational
Making a quick change and grabbing her sax, Amy Dickson takes to the stage for a second time.
He wasn't able to come in person, but Jonas Kaufmann sent a video acceptance as he rehearsed in Vienna. Picture: JM Enternational
Incredible sights and sounds: Hans Zimmer himself plays piano for his own compositions, accompanied by visuals from the films
Here be pirates! And Hans Zimmer playing piano on stage. Incredible.
What a starry night - Michael Caine was on hand to give Hans Zimmer his Outstanding Contribution award. Picture: JM Enternational
A glowing tribute from Sir Michael Caine to his friend Hans Zimmer. Picture: PA
The composer and pianist sat on stage patiently as Sir Michael Caine read the numerous reasons why Hans should win the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award.
The old friends embrace as Sir Michael presents the award to Hans Zimmer.
The tenor sings Pavarotti's praises before presenting the posthumous award to Pavarotti, collected by his widow, Nicoletta.
Nicoletta makes a heartwarming speech, honouring her late husband.
Singing his heart out on stage, Alfie Boe closes the Classic BRITs.
A firework finale from Alfie Boe, performing Battle Hymn of the Republic with the London Community Gospel Choir.
Giving the ceremony's finale a touch of glamour (as if it needed any more), it's Alfie Boe and Samantha Barks. Picture: PA
Seamlessly merging into Come What May from Moulin Rouge
A firework finale at the Classic BRIT Awards - all projected onto the back wall.
The confetti comes down, and the curtain comes down on another Classic BRITs. What an incredible show!
An amazing spectacle. See you next year...?