Lang Lang and Ludovico Einaudi among Best Classical Artist nominees at the Global Awards 2023


Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Alison Balsom, Lang Lang, Nicola Benedetti, Isata Kanneh-Mason, Abel Selaocoe and Ludovico Einaudi.


By Classic FM

The two superstar pianists are recognised in the Global Awards 2023 shortlist, alongside five other best-loved classical music artists of today.

Superstar pianist Lang Lang, who has made headlines this year for his role as a judge on Channel 4’s The Piano, is among the nominees shortlisted for Best Classical Artist at The Global Awards 2023.

Cellist Abel Selaocoe, trumpeter Alison Balsom, pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, composer-pianist Ludovico Einaudi, violinist Nicola Benedetti and cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason are also nominated in the category, which recognises classical music’s best-loved artists.

Now in its sixth year, The Global Awards brings together all of Global’s radio stations including Classic FM, Smooth, Capital, Heart, Radio X, Capital XTRA, Capital Dance, Gold, as well as Global Player, to celebrate the biggest stars of entertainment, podcasting and music.

Classical artists are recognised alongside pop, indie, hip-hop and R&B performers including Harry Styles, Lizzo, Aitch, Muse and Beyonc?.

The categories will be judged by an industry panel, and the winners will be revealed on air, online and on Global Player on 31 March 2023.

Shortlisted podcasts include ‘That Peter Crouch Podcast’, ‘The Wittering Whitehalls’ with Michael and Hilary Whitehall, who attempt to solve everyday problems, and ‘The News Agents’ hosted by Emily Maitlis, Jon Sopel and Lewis Goodall.

Previous winners of the Best Classical Artist award include John Williams (2022), The Kanneh-Masons (2021), Sheku Kanneh-Mason (2020), Nicola Benedetti (2019) and Andrea Bocelli (2018).

Ashley Tabor-King OBE, Global’s Founder & Executive President, said: “I love it when all of Global’s radio brands come together for The Global Awards, to celebrate the world’s most talented artists and broadcasters, when we take a moment to recognise music’s rising stars and when we honour the achievements of our listeners’ favourite artists, bands, DJs and podcasters.”

Best Song

Aitch – Baby (Feat. Ashanti)Beyonc? – Break My SoulFireboy Dml & Ed Sheeran – PeruGeorge Ezra – Green Green GrassHarry Styles – As It WasHarry Styles – Late Night TalkingThe Kid Laroi, Justin Bieber – StayLewis Capaldi – Forget MeLizzo – About Damn TimeLizzo – 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)Meghan Trainor – Made You LookMimi Webb – House On FireRaye, 070 Shake – Escapism.Sam Smith – Unholy (Feat. Kim Petras)Taylor Swift – Anti-hero

Best Social Trended Song

Ch!pz – 1001 Arabian NightsDavid Guetta & Bebe Rexha – I’m Good (Blue)Joji – Glimpse Of UsJvke – Golden HourMeghan Trainor – Made You LookMiguel – Sure ThingNicky Youre, Dazy – SunroofRaye, 070 Shake – EscapismRema & Selena Gomez – Calm DownSteve Lacy – Bad HabitSza – Kill Bill

Best Group

Arctic MonkeysD-block EuropeColdplayFlorence + The MachineMuseRed Hot Chili PeppersWet Leg

Best Male

AitchCalvin HarrisGeorge EzraHarry StylesKsiLewis CapaldiLiam GallagherSam Fender Stormzy Tom Grennan

Best Female

Anne-MarieBecky Hill Beyonc?Lizzo Meghan TrainorMimi Webb P!nk Raye SzaTaylor SwiftStormzy Tom Grennan

Best British Act

Aitch Anne-MarieBecky Hill Calvin Harris Harry Styles Joel CorryLewis CapaldiMimi Webb RayeSam FenderSam SmithStormzyTom Grennan

Rising Star

Bru-CFloJvkeLf SystemPinkpantheressSam RyderWet Leg

Best Classical Artist

Abel SelaocoeAlison BalsomIsata Kanneh-MasonLang LangLudovico EinaudiNicola BenedettiSheku Kanneh-Mason

Mass Appeal

Beyonc?ColdplayElton JohnGeorge EzraHarry StylesLewis CapaldiP!nk

Best Podcast

My Therapist Ghosted MeThat Peter Crouch Podcast The News Agents The Rest Is Politics The Wittering Whitehalls

Best Hip-hop or R&B

AitchArrdeeBeyonc?Burna BoyCentral CeeD-block EuropeDave Doja CatDrakeFireboy Dml Flo Raye Stormzy

Best Indie Act

Arctic Monkeys Blink-182Florence + The MachineKasabianLiam GallagherNoel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdsRed Hot Chili PeppersSam FenderWet Leg

Best Dance Act

Bru-CDavid GuettaEliza Rose Fred Again.. Lf System Luude Pinkpantheress The Blessed Madonna Ti?sto

Most Played Song

Awarded to the artist responsible for the most played song on Global’s stations in 2022.



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