Classic FM presenters Myleene Klass and Alexander Armstrong have been announced as the presenters for this year’s Classical BRIT Awards, taking place in June at the Royal Albert Hall.
The event on 13th June is the first one in five years, and will include performances from Andrea Bocelli, Tokio Myers, Sir Bryn Terfel, Alfie Boe and Radio 2’s Michael Ball, amongst others. The show will be broadcast on ITV later in the week.
As radio media partner, Classic FM will be promoting the Classic BRITs, with exclusive artist performances and video interviews recorded backstage. From 9am on the day of the awards show, the station will be broadcasting live from the Royal Albert Hall.
Myleene Klass says, “I am incredibly excited and honoured to have been invited to host the Classic BRITs again. Classical music is my world. I can’t remember a time when it wasn’t in my life. It’s wonderful to see this genre of music getting the platform it deserves and important the new generation of artists coming up through the ranks are represented too alongside the more established artists we all know and love”
Alexander Armstrong says, “It is wonderful to host the Classic BRIT Awards and celebrate such an amazing array of talent, with so many people watching at home. This is music that people love and I know our enthusiasm will come through loud and clear.”
Sam Jackson, Classic FM’s Managing Editor, said: “The Classic BRITs shares our mission to make classical music relevant to everyone, so we’re excited that this celebration of world-class talent is back. As the UK’s most popular classical music station, Classic FM is the perfect partner for the prestigious event and, with more than half a million listeners aged 25 and under tuning in each week, we’re continuing our vision to champion new talent through The Sound of Classical poll. The Classic BRITs comes at a very exciting time for classical music in the UK with growing and younger audiences. It’s set to be a fantastic night!”