The Royal Philharmonic Society has unrolled the shortlist for its annual awards.
The three conductors named are:
The first was seen at the BBC Proms, the second is promising and the third led ENO’s brave drive-in Bohème at Alexandra Palace.
But how many votes of RPS members did it take to put them there? And does your heart beat any faster to see them nominated?
Are they really the best batons of 2020?
How about – if it’s UK only –
Welber (BBC Phil)
Alpesh Chauhan (Birmingham Opera)?
We got bigger bang out of all three before Covid descended.