|The Classic Brit Awards|
|2016 Classic Brit Awards|
|Awarded for||Excellence in classical music|
|Presented by||British Phonographic Industry|
The Classic BRIT Awards (previously Classical BRIT Awards) are an annual awards ceremony held in the United Kingdom covering aspects of classical and crossover music, and are the equivalent of pop music's Brit Awards.
The awards are organised by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and were inaugurated in 2000 "in recognition of the achievements of classical musicians and the growth of classical music sales in the UK." The ceremony takes place in the Royal Albert Hall each May.
The event combines live performances with specially commissioned awards presented throughout the evening.
Voting for the awards is done by "an academy of industry executives, the media, the British Association of Record Dealers (BARD), members of the Musicians Union, lawyers, promoters, and orchestra leaders," except for "Album of the Year" which is voted for by listeners of Classic FM.
Since 2011, the ceremony has been known as "Classic BRIT Awards".
Friday 5 May 2000. Hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald.
Thursday 31 May 2001. Hosted by Katie Derham.
Wednesday 22 May 2002.
Thursday 22 May 2003. Hosted by Katie Derham.
Wednesday 26 May 2004. Hosted by Katie Derham.
Wednesday 25 May 2005. Hosted by Lesley Garrett.
Thursday 4 May 2006. Hosted by Michael Parkinson.
Thursday 3 May 2007. Hosted by Fern Britton.
Thursday 8 May 2008. Hosted by Myleene Klass.
Thursday 14 May 2009. Hosted by Myleene Klass.
Thursday 13 May 2010. Hosted by Myleene Klass.
Thursday 12 May 2011. Hosted by Myleene Klass.
Tuesday 2 October 2012. Hosted by Myleene Klass.
Hosted by Myleene Klass.