I’ve previously mentioned the search of a successor for Simon Rattle in Berlin.
Now we have the answer: Kirill Petrenko.
I assume I’m not the only one barely familiar with this young conductor. He has recorded only a small handful albums and has never formally headed a symphony orchestra before (only opera, at the Berlin Komische Oper, in Munich and also Bayreuth).
At least this article from the Guardian sounds reassuring.
Interesting times ahead as of 2018.