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2013 Classic BRIT Awards announced the winner to film music composer Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer’s prolific output over the last 30 years has included iconic soundtracks for GladiatorThe Dark KnightInception and The Lion King. He has previously been the recipient of an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, four Grammys and a Classic BRIT.

Co-chairmen of the Classic BRIT Awards committee Dickon Stainer and Barry McCann commented: “We are absolutely delighted to be honouring the outstanding talent of Hans Zimmer with this award. Hans Zimmer’s recent work including Inception has been a dominant force for classical music specifically in the digital download era.”  “It is only appropriate that four years on from his 2009 win for Soundtrack of the Year for The Dark Knight he should receive the Outstanding Contribution to Music at this year’s ceremony.”

The award will be presented on October 2nd at the Classic Brit Awards, to be held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.