Countdown to the Classic BRITs - Sunday 15 September

Anne-Marie Minhall takes another look ahead to the glitziest night in the classical music calendar, taking place at the Royal Albert Hall on 2 October.

ClassicFM live March 2011

The nominations for this year's Classic BRIT Awards were announced on Monday and this week Anne-Marie Minhall casts an eye over the shortlisted artists who are in the running.  

We’ll be hearing from two nominees in the Breakthrough Artist of the Year category – trumpet player Tine Thing Helseth and cellist Alisa Weilerstein – as well as Male Artist of the Year nominees Lang Lang and Jonas Kaufmann .  

Plus – the hills will be alive with the sound of music, thanks to a surprising Critics’ Award nomination.

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