Faryl: Empty Handed

The teenager had made history by becoming the youngest to be nominated for two categories in the same year.

But 14 year old Faryl came away empty handed from the star-studded ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall.

She was beaten to the Best Album prize by TV choir Only Men Aloud. The category had been billed as a clash of the reality TV shows because Faryl - who shot to fame in 2008 on Britain's Got Talent - was also up against Rhydian from the X Factor.  The winner was chosen by Classic FM listeners and readers of Classic FM magazine.

There was also further disappointment for Faryl when she lost out to British violinist Jack Liebeck for the title of young British classical performer.

Myleene KlassThe awards were hosted by Myleene Klass and saw Dame Kiri Te Kanawa honoured with a lifetime achievement in music prize.

Soprano Angela Gheorghiu picked up her second title at the annual bash by landing the best female artist prize. She
last won in 2001.

Russian conductor Vasily Petrenko, who leads the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, was rewarded as top male artist.


:: Young British Classical Performer or Group - Jack Liebeck

:: Composer of the Year - Thomas Ades (for The Tempest)

:: Soundtrack of the Year - Thomas Newman, Revolutionary Road

:: Female Artist of the Year - Angela Gheorghiu

:: Critics' Award - Verdi: Messa Da Requiem, Roma Orchestra Dell' Accademia
Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano, Rolando Villazon, Anja Harteros,
Sonja Ganassi & Rene Pape.

:: Male Artist of the Year - Vasily Petrenko.

:: NS&I Album of the Year - Only Men Aloud, Band Of Brothers.

:: Lifetime Achievement - Dame Kiri Te Kanawa