Nicola Benedetti is named Best Classical Artist at The Global Awards 2019

7 March 2019, 20:53 | Updated: 7 March 2019, 22:39

By Elizabeth Davis

The brilliant violinist came top of the classical category at this year’s star-studded Global Awards

The great Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti won the Best Classical Award at The Global Awards 2019, a category that was voted for by the public.

The other musicians shortlisted were saxophonist Jess Gillam, bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and pianist Lang Lang – who also performed at the ceremony.

Watch Lang Lang perform some incredibly virtuosic Chopin at The Global Awards >

It was a big day for Nicola – the award came on the same day that she collected her CBE from Buckingham Palace.

Accepting the award, Nicola said: "Thank you so much for this honour. Classical music is a very intimate form of music and it's often a longer form of music and can take more concentration, but it's so so worth it."

Watch the full ceremony here.