Acclaimed British trumpeter Alison Balsom won Female Artist of the Year for her ‘Italian Concertos’ album, the second time she has won this award in three years.
British conductor Antonio Pappano, who is Music Director at the UK’s Royal Opera House, picked up Male Artist of the Year for his recent recording of Rossini’s ‘Stabat Mater’.
And young Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang won the Newcomer Award for her debut release with EMI Classics, ‘Prokofiev and Sibelius Violin Concertos’.
The show will be broadcast on UK TV on ITV1 on Sunday May 29 at 10pm.
Here’s a little taster of Alison Balsom’s award winning ‘Italian Concertos’ project: