The Classical Brit Award winners for 2013 have been announced with albums devoted to or influenced by film music, dominating the selections. Established in 2000 to ‘honour and recognise all forms of classical music from contemporary to crossover, opera to soundtracks, traditional to theatre’ the awards are organised by the British Phonographic Industry, the trade association which represents the interests of UK record companies.
Female Artist of the Year: Nicola Benedetti for The Silver Violin
Male Artist of the Year: Daniel Barenboim for Beethoven For All, Elgar/Carter Cello Concertos
Mastercard’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year: Amy Dickson for Dusk & Dawn
Composer: Hans Zimmer for The Dark Knight Rises ( Original Sound Track), Man Of Steel (Original Sound Track)
Critic’s Award: Jonas Kaufmann for Wagner
Outstanding Contribution to Music in association with Raymond Weil: Hans Zimmer
Classic FM Album of the Year in association with MasterCard: André Rieu for Magic of the Movies
Read our interview with cellist Alisa Weilerstein, soloist in the Elgar/Carter Cello Concertos for which conductor Daniel Barenboim was named Male Artist of the Year.