PPL are pleased to announce their association with the eleventh Classic BRIT Awards. Taking place on 12 May at the Royal Albert Hall, the Classic BRIT Awards 2011 will be hosted by Myleene Klass.

Classic BRIT Awards logoFor the first time in Classic BRIT Awards history, three British artists, also PPL members. Alison Balsom, Nicola Benedetti and Dame Mitsuko Uchida will compete for the title of Female Artist of the Year in association with PPL. Another first for the category is that none of the 2011 nominees are opera singers - celebrating instead three incredible virtuoso musicians.

Previous Classic BRIT Award winner (Young British Classical Performer 2006 and Female Artist of the Year 2009) trumpeter Alison Balsom is nominated for her album 'Italian Concertos' alongside another former winner of Young British Classical Performer in 2008, violinist Nicola Benedetti for 'Tchaikovsky/Bruch Violin Concertos'. Pianist Dame Mitsuko Uchida joins the category for 'Schumann/Fantasie'. Mitsuko Uchida is a Japanese naturalised British citizen.