Wednesday 13th June, Royal Albert Hall – 15th edition of the show – Broadcast exclusively on ITV

The Classic BRIT Awards is delighted to announce its support for the London Music Fund by donating tickets to its talented scholars. 

By attending THE classical event of the year, The Classic BRITs want to inspire the young scholars who receive London Music Fund support during the early years of their music education.  

Established in 2012, the London Music Fund’s vision is to help every child who demonstrates significant musical ability, enthusiasm and commitment to learning an instrument across every London borough. Through their Scholarship programme, over 9,000 young musicians have been given the opportunity to develop their potential, through 4-year Scholarships and with project opportunities to learn from and perform alongside professionals.

From among the LMF Scholars – 20 will be chosen to attend the event with their parents/guardians. Their tickets will arrive in a golden envelope, containing their side stage pass to watch Classic FM presenters Myleene Klass and Alexander Armstrong host the Awards, from side of stage stall seats. 

The evening of performances promises to be spell-binding for the young, aspiring musicians as they watch the 50-plus piece Royal Philharmonic Orchestra accompany nine unique, once-in-a-lifetime performances. Michael Ball & Alfie Boe; Katherine Jenkins; Andrea Bocelli, Beatrice Rana, Bryn Terfel, Alexis Ffrench, Pretty Yende and Tokio Myers are all confirmed to perform on the evening.

The Classic BRIT Awards is keen to support music education in all its forms and recognises that playing a musical instrument can have a huge impact on a child’s life as well as those around them.  We hope the Scholars will be inspired to remain dedicated to their passion for music. 

Classic BRIT Awards co-chairs, Jonathan Shalit & Rebecca Allen, said: “This is exactly where The Classic BRITs’ heart lies.  By supporting the next generation of classical music lovers – we are naturally investing in our future.  We have London Music Fund Scholars attending, our Sound of Classical 2018 Poll, which will shine a spotlight on the future stars of the classical world, plus a stellar line up of world class performers producing once-in-a-lifetime performances for the Royal Albert Hall and ITV1 audience. Magic!

London Music Fund CEO, Chrissy Kinsella, said: “We are delighted to be working with The Classic BRIT Awards to offer these tickets to our young musicians. Enabling access high quality, exciting, professional performances is a big part of our Scholarship programme, and we are immensely grateful to everyone at the BPI for this once-in-a lifetime opportunity. I am certain that this will go a long way to inspiring The Classic BRIT Award winners of tomorrow.”

The Classic BRIT Awards returns for 2018 for the first time in 5 years – reformatted and refreshed, exclusively broadcast on ITV and in partnership with Classic FM – to celebrate the growing appeal of classical repertoire and music from film, television, theatre and games. Our hosts are musicians and Classic FM presenters Myleene Klass and Alexander Armstrong.

Dame Vera Lynn has already been announced as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Tokio Myers will be named Classic BRITs Breakthrough Artist Of The Year.

Showcasing the best and brightest of incredible new British talent, the Classic BRIT Awards’ Sound Of Classical Poll is looking for classical artists aged 13-30 and tipped for a great future. The winner will be chosen by an expert panel and revealed at the ceremony in June.  

The winner will receive £1,000 toward their music tuition or equipment and 4 tickets to The Classic BRIT Awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on 13th June.

Enter at www.classicbrits.co.uk.

The categories for this year’s Classic BRIT Awards 2018 are:

Male Artist of the Year

Female Artist of the Year

Group of the Year

Soundtrack of the Year

Critics’ Choice in association with Apple Music

Classic FM Album of the Year

Classic BRITs Icon

Sound of Classical 2018

Classic BRITs Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Special Recognition Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

 

Tickets for The Classic BRIT Awards 2018 on sale now

Ticket Prices range from: £23.00 to £74.00

Available from: 020 7589 8212 and www.royalalberthall.com

 

www.classicbrits.co.uk

 

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 Apple Music, Classic FM, PPL and Royal Albert Hall