Artists of the Year
Nominees for Limelight Artists of the Year 2022

The pandemic has not entirely deserted us, but after two devastating years of lockdowns, restrictions and interruptions, the arts bounced back with a vengeance in 2022. Throughout the year, a host of artists created a plethora of memorable work in live and recorded performances. 

While a vast amount of livestreaming and digital work continued to hold sway, after online platforms exploded during the COVID lockdowns, live shows and concerts returned to our stages.

Having consulted our reviewers, we put together a shortlist of 20 outstanding artists and ensembles – 10 from Australia and 10 from overseas. (For these awards, an international artist who leads an Australian orchestra, ensemble or arts company is considered an honorary Australian artist.) The nominees included composers, singers, instrumentalists, conductors, directors and ensembles, working in classical music...