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1 March 2018, 18:02 | Updated: 1 March 2018, 22:01
Last night was the first-ever Global Awards, a celebration of the greatest artist from across the worlds of classical music, pop, dance and rock.
Here are just some of our favourite moments from a night which, BY THE WAY, includes a performance by the one and only Andrea Bocelli…
Our very own Myleene class is one of the evening's presenters. Here she is arriving on the blue carpet!
And here's The Ayoub Sisters, Laura and Sarah, arriving for the evening. The musical duo are nominated for Best Classical Artist, alongside violinist Nicola Bendetti, pianist Ji Liu, tenor Andrea Bocelli and violinist André Rieu.
Ji Liu has been preparing for the evening by coming up with this amazing mash-up of Rachmaninov and Ed Sheeran (and it really works!). Ji is nominated for Best Classical Artist, while Ed Sheeran is up for Best Male.
To coincide the snow and the upcoming #theGlobalAwards @global, here is some improvisational playing from my practise room that might bring you some warmth despite of the cold weather! I found an intimate and secret band between Ed Sheehan’s “Perfect” and Rachmaninoff’s Paganini Rhapsody during my preparation of the Rach Pag. So, I blended them together... To see the full video, please head to Vimeo.com/257986812. And I guess you know who I voted for the Best Male at #TheGlobalAwards @teddysphotos
Our presenter Charlotte Hawkins was also in attendance.
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There was this absolutely adorable moment with The Ayoub Sisters' mum. N'aww…
And then Ed Sheeran(!) gave Classic FM a shout out...
Our very own Margherita Taylor mananged to grab some time with Andrea Bocelli backstage, where he told us what it was like to sing with Ed Sheeran (him again...)
Oh, and there was the small matter of Andrea Bocelli actually PERFORMING, too. He held the room utterly spellbound as he performed 'Time To Say Goodbye' and 'Nessun Dorma'.