October 07, 2013

Classic BRITs Name Hans Zimmer "Composer of the Year"

Hans Zimmer with his two trophies at the 2013 Classic Brit Awards. Photo by John Marshall.

Hans Zimmer with his 2013 Classic BRIT Awards. Photo by John Marshall.

He may not be British, but Hans Zimmer was a big winner at the 2013 Classic BRIT Awards, held October 2nd at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The superstar ASCAP composer earned two trophies at the ceremony: Composer of the Year (on the basis of his scores for The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel) and the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award. 

Zimmer's awards came just a few days after the US premiere of his most recent film, Rush

The Classic BRITs were established in 2000 to honor and recognize all forms of classical music, from contemporary to crossover, opera to soundtracks, traditional to theatre, and have continued to evolve as classical music has once again become a major seller in the music world.

Find out more about the Classic BRIT Awards here: http://www.classicbrits.co.uk