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Limelight Awards 2008

Tuesday 18 November, 6pm

Richard Tognetti, Gurrumul and Don Burrows announced as winners at the prestigious 2008 limelight Awards ceremony:  Amid cocktails, canapés and glamorous surrounds, the Australian arts industry glitterati have toasted their peers at tonight’s 2008 limelight Awards ceremony, which saw 10 of its prestigious awards presented to Australia’s most elite classical musicians and performers.

The highly coveted Music Personality of the Year limelight Award was awarded to violinist Richard Tognetti. The announcement completes a highly successful year for the charismatic leader of the Australian Chamber Orchestra who has also just been awarded his third consecutive ARIA award for his internationally acclaimed recordings of Bach.

“It’s an honour and I thank the public of Australia. The most important thing is that it’s a people’s [voted] award,” said Richard Tognetti of his limelight Award.   Read the full list of winners.

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