Classical Brits 2007 Awards
EMI Classics artists enjoyed a highly successful evening at the
Classical Brit Awards on Thursday 3rd May at the Royal Albert Hall
winning a whole host of prestigious awards.
The Winners: NS&I Album of the Year was awarded to Sir Paul
McCartney for his powerful work for orchestra and voices, Ecce Cor
Meum. Classical Recording of the Year award went to Sir Simon Rattle
and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for their spellbinding account
of Holst's The Planets. Instrumentalist of the Year was awarded for
the second year running to Leif Ove Andsnes for his album Horizons.
Soundtrack of the Year was awarded to composer George Fenton for
BBC TV's Planet Earth Dr Vernon Handley CBE was recognised with the
Lifetime Achievement award. The audience was also treated to live
performances by the stunning soprano Natasha Marsh, tenor Alfie Boe
and cellist Natalie Clein who performed a movement from the Elgar
Cello Concerto conducted by Lifetime Achievement winner Vernon
Handley. Myleene Klass, the newest addition to the EMI Classics roster
joined Natasha, Alfie and Natalie at the star-studded event, showing
her support to new label-mates. Many congratulations to all of our
artists - performers nominations and winners - for a wonderful evening!
The Classical Brit Awards 2007 will be televised on ITV1 at 11pm,
Sunday 13th May and also 20th May on ITV3. Don't miss it!