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udiscovermusic. launches global poll to find today's favourite classical artist / Pianist

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A brand new global poll is launching to find today's best-loved classical musician. The poll gives voters a shortlist of 100 best-selling living classical artists to choose from. The uDiscover Classical 100 is the first of its kind – a major international initiative, offering fans worldwide the chance to vote for their favourite living artist.

Based on global sales data, The uDiscover Classical 100 offers a shortlist of 100 of the best-selling living classical artists to vote for. Among the contenders are superstar pianists Lang Lang and Yuja Wang, cellists Yo-Yo Ma and Sheku Kanneh-Mason, composers John Williams and Max Richter, as well as singers Andrea Bocelli and Renée Fleming.

The uDiscover Classical 100 aims to shine a light on today's leading musicians, from established conductors like Sir Simon Rattle and Gustavo Dudamel to ground-breaking young artists like Nicola Benedetti and Víkingur Ólafsson.

Sam Jackson, Executive Vice President of Global Classics and Jazz, Universal Music Group, comments: "Charts that focus on repertoire or composers are well established in the classical music world, but this is the first time a global poll has been created to confirm the world's favourite classical artist. The winner will be announced in the New Year.

Main image: ©uDiscover Music   Want to have your say? Vote here.