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Il Divo, Tasmin Little and Andre Rieu honoured at Classic Brits

Il Divo, Tasmin Little and Andre Rieu honoured at Classic Brits

Little received the Critics Award for her album, Elgar: Violin Concerto while Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra walked away with Album of The Year for Moonlight Serenade.

The event, which took place at the Royal Opera House, also honoured composer John Barry posthumously with the Outstanding Contribution to Music award and the evening closed with some of his best known compositions performed by the London Chamber Orchestra - including a rendition of Goldfinger with Dame Shirley Bassey.

Other winners during the evening included Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang who was presented with the Newcomer Award, trumpeter Alison Balsom with Female Artist of the Year and British conductor Antonio Pappano as Male Artist of the Year, while Arvo Part was named Composer of the Year.

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