Last year, our shortlist for the Limelight Artists of the Year featured 20 outstanding artists.

For 2023, that didn’t seem enough, given the impressive range of memorable work we’ve experienced. So, we have returned to a shortlist of 40 artists and ensembles – 20 from Australia and 20 from overseas.

Artists of the Year
The 40 nominees for Artists of the Year

The nominees are chosen by our staff writers and experienced team of reviewers working across the country, and include composers, conductors, instrumentalists, singers and ensembles, working in classical music and opera.

Once again, we will be presenting both Critics’ and People’s Choice Awards. We are asking our readers to vote for the Australian and international artists that have excited and entertained them the most over the past year. The winners will be announced in our December 2023 magazine, which is available to subscribers online from Monday 20 November.

Vote for up to five of your favourite artists in each category and you could win one of over 30 prizes, from box sets to award-winning albums!

Voting closes on Sunday 15 October at 11:59pm AEDT.

Full List of Nominees

Australian Artists

International Artists

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