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Classical Brits 2003: The nominations
The Classical Brits, the most high-profile ceremony in UK classical music, takes place on Thursday. The nominees are:

Female artist of the year

  • Chloe Hanslip
  • Magdalena Kozena
  • Renee Fleming

Male artist of the year

  • Andrea Bocelli
  • Sir Colin Davis
  • Sir Simon Rattle

Album of the year

  • Aled Jones - Aled
  • Andrea Bocelli - Sentimento
  • Berliner Philharmoniker with Sir Simon Rattle - Mahler Symphony number five
  • Bond - Shine
  • Lesley Garrett - The Singer
  • OperaBabes - Beyond Imagination
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Tolga Kashif - The Queen Symphony
  • Royal Scottish National Orchestra with Rutter and Lloyd-Jones - Holst/The Planets, The Mystic Trumpeter
  • Russell Watson - Reprise
  • The Planets - Classical Graffiti
Voted for by Classic FM radio listeners

Contemporary music award

  • Arvo Part - Orient & Occident
  • Howard Shore - The Lord of The Rings - The Two Towers
  • John Williams - Star Wars Episode II and Harry Potter - The Chamber of Secrets

Young British classical performer

  • Chloe Hanslip
  • Colin Currie
  • Paul Lewis
Ensemble/orchestral album of the year
  • Berliner Philharmoniker with Sir Simon Rattle - Mahler Symphony number five
  • London Symphony Orchestra with Rostropovich - Shostakovich/Symphony number 11
  • Royal Scottish National Orchestra with Rutter and Lloyd-Jones - Holst/The Planets, The Mystic Trumpeter

Critics' award

  • Berliner Philharmoniker with Sir Simon Rattle - Mahler/Symphony number five
  • Murray Perahia - Chopin/Etudes Opus 10, Opus 25
  • Musica Antiqua Koln with Goebel - Bachiana: Music by the Bach Family
Voted for by critics from the national media

Outstanding contribution to music
Cecilia Bartoli



SEE ALSO:
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