Violinist Nicola Benedetti has said she feels "honoured" to have won a Grammy Award and performed live at the prestigious music ceremony.

The Scottish musician received the Best Classical Instrumental Solo award for her performance of Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite, and took to the stage in Los Angeles on Sunday night to perform.

Playing Bye Bye Breakdown by Wynton Marsalis, she played to a crowd featuring some of the biggest names in the music industry, including fellow winners Billie Eilish, who took home five awards including best new artist and song of the year, and Lizzo, who scooped three prizes including best pop solo performance.

Ms Benedetti, whose The Decca Classics album features recording of two works written specially for her by Marsalis, said: "I am so honoured to have won a Grammy for Best Classical Instrumental Solo and to have performed at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony.

"This recording project has been a deeply edifying experience for me and one I will always reflect on with immense gratitude.

"It has been a privilege to learn and perform these two inspired and unequivocal masterpieces, and to deepen my understanding of Wynton's compositional language, cultural richness and philosophical insights.

"Long-form musical pieces are often described as a journey and this sure has been a rich and fascinating one."

Her fellow Scot Lewis Capaldi was also at the awards ceremony, but missed out on the award for song of the year to Ms Eilish.

The singer took to social media to tell how he suffered a case of mistaken identity at the show as he was presumed to be a "seat-filler" rather than an invited guest.

He wrote: "A lady at the grammys has just come up and offered to take my seat because she thought I was one of the people who sits in the chairs to fill them when someone gets up to use the bathroom."

He added a string of crying laughing emojis.

Despite losing out on his award, Mr Capaldi still seemed to enjoy himself, sharing a photograph of himself in the toilets at the event with the caption: "#GRAMMYs BABY!!!"

He previously compared the feeling of being nominated for his first Grammy to that of eating a large serving of chicken parmigiana and then lying on the sofa watching Game Of Thrones.

He told US entertainment show Access: "If I could describe it, it's like ... imagine, right, eating a whole chicken parm.

"Imagine eating a whole chicken parmesan. Lying down. What's on TV? Game Of Thrones. Before it was finished.

"You're lying there. Your belly's bloated. The TV's on. And you're thinking 'You know what? This is the life.'

"You're not thinking about going to the bathroom later - which will not be pretty after the chicken parm - but you're lying there and thinking 'You know what, this is it'.

"And that's how I feel. I feel like a big bloated boy watching Game Of Thrones.

"But bloated with love. Not chicken parm. You know what I'm saying?"

Ms Eilish also took home the awards for album of the year and record of the year.

Taking to the stage for album of the year, she said: "I think Ariana (Grande) deserves this."

"I love you, thank you for this," she added.

Other big winners on the night included Lil Nas X, who won video of the year for Old Town Road, and Lizzo, who also opened the ceremony with host Alicia Keys.

However, the ceremony was overshadowed by the death of basketball great Kobe Bryant, who was killed earlier in the day.

"Tonight is for Kobe," Lizzo announced as the show began, before singing the lines, "I'm crying 'cos I love you".

Ms Keys also asked the audience to remember Bryant's family.

"I would like everybody to take a moment and hold them inside of you and share our strength and our support," she said.

Boyz II Men then joined the singer on stage for a moving performance of their song It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday.

Several other performers, including Lil Nas X, DJ Khaled and Run-DMC, paid tribute to the star during the ceremony by holding his jersey aloft.