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17 September 2013, 10:27 | Updated: 9 October 2013, 11:33
The public have voted, and crowned Alison Balsom the Gramophone Awards Artist of the Year 2013.
After a spectacular year of live performances, including her new production of Gabriel at the Globe, trumpeter Alison Balsom has been crowned the Gramophone Awards Artist of the Year 2013.
Speaking to Jamie Crick backstage at the Gramophone Awards held at LSO St. Luke's in London, Alison said: "It means such an enormous amount to me. It's just a dream come true...It's really very touching and I'm thrilled."
Alison dedicated the award to her parents, saying: "There are many, many more albums for the trumpet that need to be made - so I look forward to doing that!"
Other musicians in the running were Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Janine Jansen, Michael Collins, the Jerusalem Quartet, Jonas Kaufmann, Marc-André Hamelin, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Andris Nelsons and Kristian Bezuidenhout.
Alison's double album, The Sound of Alison Balsom, celebrates her ten years in the world of classical music, and is out now.