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The red carpet is where the glitziest night of the classical music year gets started - discover the great and good of this year's Classic BRITs!
The stunning trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth arrives on the Classic BRITs red carpet, in the running for Breakthrough Artist of the Year.
Breakthrough Artist nominee Tine Thing Helseth stops for a close up on the red carpet.
Taking his red cassock on the red carpet, in preparation for his performance of You'll Never Walk Alone live at the Royal Albert Hall, Jack Topping doesn't look nervous at all!
It's the second year in a row for Gareth on the red carpet - but this year he'll joined by his Voices choir, performing the theme from ITV drama Broadchurch on stage.
No stranger to the Classic BRITs, singer Natalie Coyle performed with Il Divo on stage at the ceremony in June 2011. She's back this year to enjoy a fantastic evening of music-making
The youngest performer at tonight's Classic BRIT Awards by a long way, 11-year-old singer Jack Topping's fully kitted out in his choral garb ahead of his Royal Albert Hall Performance.
Jonathan, that's quite the shirt! The BGT duo are back on the red carpet for this year's ceremony, after receiving a gold disc at the Classic BRITs last year.
The mezzo-soprano joins the throng on the red carpet at the Classic Brit Awards 2013, after receiving a nomination for her album The Last Rose in 2012.
Laura's pulled out all the stops on the red carpet this evening, wearing a low-backed dress to show off the intricate designs on her back.
Laura Wright's body art in its full glory, on the red carpet at the Classic BRIT Awards 2013.
So many singers, they barely fit in the shot! Gareth Malone and Voices, all dolled up ahead of their debut performance at the Royal Albert Hall. Picture: JM Enternational
Composer and pianist Einaudi arrives on the red carpet ahead of his performance this evening - he'll be playing music from In a Time Lapse. Could he scoop this year's Composer award?
She's here! Classic FM presenter and host of tonight's ceremony, Myleene Klass, has had a hectic day of school runs and rehearsals, but we hope you'll agree she looks stunning on the red carpet ahead of this evening.
Ready to present the ceremony live (and to a huge TV audience on Sunday night), glamorous mum Myleene takes to the red carpet - she even brought her kids along earlier this afternoon to enjoy the music.
Broadchurch star Jodie's in for a treat this evening - Gareth Malone's Voices will be performing the theme tune to the ITV drama on stage.
Our thoughts exactly, Lang Lang. The International Artist of the Year arrives on the red carpet. Picture: JM Enternational
They've both recorded lullaby albums this year, so it seems right to get a picture of the two stars together at the Classic BRITs 2013.
Adding a splash of colour to the red carpet, harpist Catrin Finch arrives on the red carpet. She's up for Classic FM's Album of the Year this year.
Looks like Aled's having a lovely time before he enters the media scrum. He'll be presenting the Classic FM Album of the Year on stage this evening. Picture: JM Enternational
The singer and pianist join forces for a quick snap outside the Royal Albert Hall. Picture: JM Enternational
And the crowd say Boe! Alfie stops to sign autographs ahead of his grand finale performance on stage. Picture: JM Enternational
After presenting the award for Male Artist last year, Cerys Matthews is back on the red carpet at the 2013 ceremony. Picture: PA
The New Zealand soprano poses for a picture before heading inside to enjoy the ceremony.
Wonder-violinist Nicola Benedetti's been rehearsing all afternoon, but she's still found the time to pick out a stunning outfit, complete with striking blue shoes. Picture: PA
Actress Cherie Lunghi arrives on the red carpet at the Classic BRIT Awards 2013. She'll be presenting the Male Artist Award this year.
The Les Miserables star'll be singing music from Moulin Rouge at tonight's ceremony, alongside fellow star Alfie Boe.
Les Mis star Eponine, otherwise known as Samantha Barks, is finishing the evening with a firework finale tonight, with her duet with Alfie Boe and the London Community Gospel Choir
Actress Jane Asher arrives at the Classic BRIT Awards 2013.
Looks like wearing red on the red carpet was on the invitations this year. International Artist of the Year Lang Lang smiles for the camera before heading into the Royal Albert Hall.
Oh look, it's another Classic FM presenter! Wynne Evans is here to enjoy the Classic BRIT Awards 2013. Picture: JM Enternational
And here he is, posing for a picture. No 'tache today, Wynne? Picture: JM Enternational
We've had Classic FM presenters Aled Jones, Myleene Klass, Wynne Evans, and now it's Laurence's turn to grace the red carpet. Looking fabulous, as ever. Picture: JM Enternational
Alan's arrived to enjoy the evening's proceedings. He's taking a break this year, after presenting on stage in 2012. Picture: JM Enternational
The stunning saxophonist arrives on the red carpet, after an afternoon of intense rehearsals. She's up for the Breakthrough Artist of the Year.
Accompanied by fellow member of The Three Tenors, José Carreras, Pavarotti's widow Nicoletta Mantovani arrives on the red carpet, ready to accept her late husband's posthumous award.
Turns out Myleene's quite the photographer; she's been posting backstage pictures all afternoon during rehearsal breaks. Now the cameras are on her, ahead of her presenting on stage this evening.
Proudly sporting a beard, Gareth Malone poses for a snap before being reunited with the choir in the Royal Albert Hall lobby.
Two top tenors on the red carpet. We hope you're swapping aria tips, guys. Picture: JM Enternational
It's the man himself, Mr Hans Zimmer, Outstanding Contribution to Music winner this year. Picture: JM Enternational
Looking dapper in coloured jackets (supplied by fellow Welshman and tailor Timothy Everest), it's Welsh choir Only Men Aloud. Picture: JM Enternational
Fresh from broadcasting live on Classic FM from the Royal Albert Hall, John Suchet's donned his finery and joins us on the Classic BRITs red carpet with his partner.
It's the dynamic duo, who'll be kicking off the evening's performance with some dazzling Khachaturian.
The legendary singer has interrupted his world tour to present a posthumous award to Luciano Pavarotti, and we're very grateful he has too.