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Crossover Media Artists win 2013 Classic BRIT Awards. Show broacasts TONIGHT on ITV

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The 14th Classic BRIT Awards 2013 with MasterCard took place tonight at London's Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Classic FM's Myleene Klass. Presented by The BPI, the UK's recorded music association, the spectacular and emotional gala night featured nine stunning performances and the presentation of nine Classic BRIT Awards. The awards will be broadcast on ITV, TONIGHT!!! Sunday 6 October at 10:20pm UK TIME.

The backdrop of the Royal Albert Hall played host to brilliant new and established performers, climaxing with an emotional tribute to Luciano Pavarotti, whose posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to his widow Nicoletta Mantovani by one of the remaining Three Tenors, José Carreras. The show features spectacular performances from Lang Lang, Nicola Benedetti, Gareth Malone, Einaudi and Joseph Calleja. 

Nine BRIT Awards are presented throughout the evening, including this year's Lifetime Achievement in Music, awarded to Hans Zimmer with a musical performance featuring some of his finest works including, The Dark Knight Rises, Pirates of The Caribbean and Inception. 

Classic Brits 2013 winners list includes 3 Crossover Media Artists(in bold)

Composer of the Year - Hans Zimmer ‘The Dark Knight Rises OST', Man Of Steel OST' – Sony Classical

Male Artist of the Year - Daniel Barenboim ‘Beethoven For All', ‘Elgar/Carter Cello Concertos' – Decca

Female Artist of the Year - Nicola Benedetti ‘The Silver Violin' – Decca

International Artist of the Year - Lang Lang

MasterCard's Breakthrough Artist of the Year - Amy Dickson ‘Dusk & Dawn' – Sony Classical

Critics' Award - Jonas Kaufmann ‘Wagner' – Decca

Classic FM Album of the Year in association with MasterCard - André Rieu ‘Magic of The Movies' – Decca

Outstanding Contribution to Music - Hans Zimmer

Lifetime Achievement - Luciano Pavarotti (collected by widow Nicoletta Mantovani)