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Six Crossover Media Artists make this year's Classic BRITs nominations

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The Classic BRIT Awards nominations for 2013 have been announced with several Crossover artists making the list. Some scoring double nominations. The awards ceremony hosted by Classic FM's Myleene Klass, will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on October 2nd.

Pianist Lang Lang, who has already confirmed that he will be performing at the Classic BRITs ceremony itself, is nominated in both the Male Artist and Classic FM Album of the Year categories. Jonas Kaufmann is also nominated for two awards. Film composer Hans Zimmer, who will be performing on the night, has already been announced as this year's recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Music award, but he will also be duking it out in the coveted Composer category alongside Einaudi and Arvo Pärt. Here is the full list of nominees. Crossover Media Artists are in italics.

 

Female Artist of the Year

Alison Balsom

Sound The Trumpet

(Warner Classics)

 

Joyce DiDonato

Drama Queens

(Erato)

 

Nicola Benedetti

The Silver Violin

(Decca)

 

Male Artist of the Year

Daniel Barenboim

Beethoven For All, Elgar/Carter Cello Concertos

(Decca)

 

Jonas Kaufmann

Kaufmann Wagner

(Decca)

 

Lang Lang

The Chopin Album

(Sony Classical)

 

MasterCard's Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Amy Dickson

Dusk & Dawn

(Sony Classical)

 

Alisa Weilerstein

Elgar: Cello Concerto; Carter: Cello Concerto 

(Decca)

 

Joseph Calleja

Be My Love – A Tribute to Mario Lanza

(Decca)

 

Tine Thing Helseth

Tine

(Warner Classics)

 

Composer

Arvo P?rt

Adam's Lament

(ECM New Series)

 

Hans Zimmer

The Dark Knight Rises OST, Man Of Steel OST

(Sony Classical)

 

Ludovico Einaudi

In A Time Lapse

(Decca)

 

Critics' award

Boris Giltburg

Prokofiev: War Sonatas

Orchid Classics

 

Hall? Orchestra, Choir & Youth Choir/ Elder

Elgar: The Apostles 

(Hall?)

 

John Wilson Orchestra/ Wilson

Rodgers & Hammerstein at the Movies

(Warner Classics)

 

Jonas Kaufmann

Wagner

(Decca)

 

Outstanding Contribution to Music (in association with Raymond Weil)

Hans Zimmer

Sony/Warner/UniversaL
 

Classic FM Album of the Year (in association with MasterCard)

Andrea Bocelli

Opera

(Decca)

 

Andre Rieu

Magic of The Movies

(Decca)

 

Friar Alessandro

Voice From Assisi

(Decca)

 

John Rutter/Catrin Finch

Blessing

(Deutsche Grammophon)

 

Joseph Calleja

Be My Love - A Tribute To Mario Lanza

(Decca)

 

Katherine Jenkins

This Is Christmas

(Warner Music Entertainment)

 

Lang Lang

The Chopin Album

(Sony Classical)

 

Ludovico Einaudi

In A Time Lapse

(Decca)

 

Nicola Benedetti

The Silver Violin

(Decca)

 

Richard Clayderman

Romantique

(Decca)

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