The cream of the classical music crop, as chosen by Limelightreaders in 2012.

What a year! In 2012, a glittering host of artists toured our shores, with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter making her Australian debut, our national string quartet winning new plaudits, an emotional homecoming tour for our greatest conductor and much, much more.

This year, more than 4,000 music lovers voted for the recitals, operas, recordings and music personalities with the most stellar impact on classical music. Presenting the winners for 2012…

Music Personality of the year

Simone Young, conductor


Whenever Simone Young takes time out of her busy European schedule to take the podium in Australia, you know it’s going to be a monumental occasion. In 2011,...

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