Brits for Bryn as Kath dazzles
BRYN TERFEL was a double winner at
last night's Classical Brit Awards.
Welsh baritone was named Male Artist of the Year and
also won the prize for Album of the Year.
Katherine Jenkins, from Neath, won the glamour stakes
in a striking dress as she outshone stars such as former
Hear'Say singer Myleene Klass, violinist Vanessa-Mae
and 17-year-old soprano Hayley Westenra in the
red carpet parade.
Katie Derham hosted the ceremony in a backless white
dress, as the world of glitz joined forces with the
big names in classical music at London's Royal Albert
Album of the Year award is voted by the public and Terfel's
platinum-selling record, simply titled Bryn, triumphed
over pop star-turned pianist Klass's debut Moving On
and Westenra's Pure, which was the top-selling album
Zealand-born Westenra also lost out in the best female
category to 37-year-old Italian Cecilia Bartoli.
teenager was one of the performers at the ceremony,
along with Jenkins, who recently signed the UK's biggest
classical deal for a newcomer, and Nigel Kennedy.
Daniel Hope was best young British classical performer
and Phillip Glass won the contemporary music award for
his score for the Nicole Kidman film The Hours.