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The Classical Brits Awards 2004


Sunday 30 May 10:45pm


The star-studded gala ceremony, held at London's Royal Albert Hall, is hosted by Katie Derham.
“This is the fourth time I've presented the Classical Brit Awards,” she says. “What an honour! Every year it seems to grow in stature, with fabulous stars and incredible performances. It's a wonderful evening to be part of, and a great show to watch. I can't wait!”

The nominations for this year’s awards reflect the ever-increasing popularity of classical music and the many success stories of the past 12 months. The categories are Album of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Ensemble/Orchestral Album of the Year, Contemporary Music Award, Young British Classical Performer, The Critics Award and the Outstanding Contribution to Music.

New Zealand born Hayley Westenra, aged only 17, scoops two nominations at this year's show. Her multi-million selling debut album 'Pure' receives a nod in the National Savings and Investments Album of the Year category, and she is also nominated for Female Artist of the Year alongside Cecilia Bartoli and Marin Alsop.

Bryn Terfel who wowed the audience with a mesmerising duet with Andrea Bocelli at last year's ceremony, also has two nominations. He is pitted against Sir Colin Davis and Nigel Kennedy for Male Artist of the Year, and his album 'Bryn Deutsche' receives a nomination for Album of the Year. Other nominees in the National Savings and Investments Album of the Year category, voted for by listeners of Classic FM and readers of Classic FM Magazine, include Myleene Klass, Amici Forever and Aled Jones.

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