Coming in behind the first five, at number….
6 Ilona Schmiel
New-broom Intendantin at Zurich’s wealthy Tonhalle, with rising maestro Lionel Bringuier
7 Ruth Mackenzie
Incoming director of the Holland Festival, formerly head of London’s Cultural Olympics
8 Katharina and Eva Wagner
Clinging onto the composer’s wreckage at Bayreuth
9 Kathryn McDowell
Managing director of the London Symphony Orchestra since 2005, hired Gergiev, now wooing Rattle…
10 Susanna Mälkki
Ex-music director at IRCAM Paris, queen of contemporary music
So who have we missed?