Jess Gillam nominated for Classic BRIT Award

Congratulations to Jess Gillam, who’s been nominated in The Sound of Classical poll at the 2018 Classic BRIT Awards.

Aimed to promote the best emerging artists and ones-to-watch in classical music, the Sound of Classical poll is a new initiative for the Classic BRIT Awards, which returns after a five year break. The winner, aged 30 or under, will be chosen by an expert panel and revealed in June.

The Classic BRIT Awards last took place in 2013 but have since been reformatted and refreshed to celebrate classical music, as well as music from film, television, theatre and games. The ceremony will take place at the Royal Albert Hall in June, where performers including Andrea Bocelli, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, and Bryn Terfel will take to the stage. It has also been announced that Dame Vera Lynn will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive BPI and BRIT Awards, said: ‘We want to celebrate outstanding British music in all its forms, so I am thrilled that we can announce the return of the Classic BRITs to its home at the Royal Albert Hall in partnership with ITV and Classic FM. The Awards are coming back with a new format that will not only honour outstanding classical artists and exceptional new talent, but will pay tribute to classic music from a wide range of genres. Classic music is fast-growing its reach on streaming services and on radio, with exciting new stars such as Sheku and Tokio Myers bringing in new fans. It is the perfect time to be relaunching the Classic BRITs to celebrate the contribution this wonderful music makes to our lives.’

The Classic BRIT Awards will be broadcast on ITV and Classic FM.

4 April 2018