UK’s 2020 music power listmain
The Stage names Ian McKellen in its annual list of most powerful people in UK theatre.
Here’s the Slipped Disc list for music. It has fewer luvvies, more pen-pushers.
1 Darren Henley
The Arts Council’s chief exec is the loudest, most influential voice for the survival of orchestras.
2 Simon Rattle
Has half of London dancing to his beat
3 Sarah Connolly
The diva pack a big punch on social media
4 Antonio Pappano
Covent Garden’s ringmaster is the one who pulls in the big stars
5 Danielle De Niese
The Glyndebourne chatelaine is a person of note
6 Fergus Linehan
Has restored the Edinburgh Festival to primacy
7 Nick Kenyon
Rattle’s old pal who runs the Barbican is running out of puff now his new hall has bit the dust
8 Tony Hall
The BBC’s besieged boss
She’s resetting the tone for what a UK music director can do
10 Nicola Benedetti
The go-to person for music in education
🥳🤩So excited to announce the release of the hauntingly beautiful ‘Intermezzo’ from the opera Cavellaria Rusticana, by #Mascagni performed by the @benedetti_fdtn Orchestra. It will be available from tomorrow, 3 January on @deccaclassics 🎶💿Full video : https://t.co/Q6k74JPjIw pic.twitter.com/2ZA5tYLOqZ
— Nicola Benedetti (@NickyBenedetti) January 2, 2020