Kirill Petrenko, music director at the Bavarian State Opera,  is to become artistic director and chief conductor at the Berlin Philharmonic, one of the world’s most renowned orchestras. Photograph: Wilfried Hoesl/Bayrische Staatsoper Handout via Reuters

The Berlin Philharmonic has picked Kirill Petrenko, a 43-year-old Russian who is music director at the Bavarian State Opera, to become its chief condu(...)

Christopher Hogwood, who has died aged 73, was the founder of the Academy of Ancient Music, an ensemble which sought to perform early classical music (...)

Claudio Abbado, who has died aged 80, was one of the leading contemporary classical conductors, whose refined interpretations of a large symphonic and(...)

Hugh Maguire

Violinist and conductor Hugh Maguire, who has died aged 86, co-founded the Irish Youth Orchestra, was a distinguished chamber musician and orchestra l(...)