Classic Brit Awards


Classic Brit Awards
The Classic Brit Awards
Classic Brit Awards#2011
Awarded for Excellence in classical music
Presented by British Phonographic Industry
Country United Kingdom
First awarded 2000
Official website classicalbrits.co.uk

The Classic BRIT Awards (previously Classical BRIT Awards) are an annual awards ceremony held in the United Kingdom covering aspects of classical music, and are the classical equivalent of pop music's BRIT Awards.

The awards are organised by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and were inaugurated in 2000 "in recognition of the achievements of classical musicians and the growth of classical music sales in the UK." The ceremony takes place in the Royal Albert Hall each May.

The event combines the magic of live performances from some of the most highly regarded classical musicians and performers in the world today, with a number of specially commissioned awards presented throughout the evening.

Voting for the awards is done by "an academy of industry executives, the media, the British Association of Record Dealers (BARD), members of the Musicians Union, lawyers, promoters, and orchestra leaders," except for "Album of the Year" which is voted for by listeners of Classic FM.

Since 2011, the ceremony has been known as "Classic BRIT Awards".

Contents

Awards

2000

Friday May 6, 2000. Hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald.

2001

Thursday May 31, 2001. Hosted by Katie Derham.

2002

Wednesday May 23, 2002.

2003

Thursday May 22, 2003. Hosted by Katie Derham.

2004

Wednesday May 26, 2004. Hosted by Katie Derham.

2005

Wednesday May 25, 2005. Hosted by Lesley Garrett.

2006

Thursday May 4, 2006. Hosted by Michael Parkinson.

2007

Thursday May 3, 2007. Hosted by Fern Britton.

2008

Thursday May 8, 2008. Hosted by Myleene Klass.

2009

Thursday May 14, 2009. Hosted by Myleene Klass.

2010

Thursday May 13, 2010. Hosted by Myleene Klass.

2011

Thursday May 12, 2011. Hosted by Myleene Klass.

References

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