Felix Mildenberger 

 CONDUCTOR | DIRIGENT 

 Felix
 Mildenberger 

 CONDUCTOR | DIRIGENT 

BIO

Winner of the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition 2018 and of the 2nd prize at the 12th Cadaqués International Conducting Competition, German conductor Felix Mildenberger is currently the Assistant Conductor of both the London Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre National de France. Moreover, he will become Paavo Järvi’s Assistant Conductor at the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich in the season 2019/20.

Felix Mildenberger is Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Symphonieorchester Crescendo Freiburg, which he co-founded in 2014, and had a teaching position for Orchestral Conducting at the University of Music Freiburg from 2015 until 2017. Since 2017 he has been Conducting Fellow with the Dirigentenforum of the German Music Council and with the “Akademie Musiktheater heute” of the Deutsche Bank Stiftung.

Being supported and mentored by conductors such as Paavo Järvi, Sir Simon Rattle, François-Xavier Roth, Gianandrea Noseda, Emmanuel Krivine and Gerhard Markson, Felix Mildenberger has already worked with many orchestras both on national and international level. Among these are the Orchestre National de France, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orquestra de Cadaqués, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Halle, the Nürnberger Symphoniker, the Thüringer Symphoniker, the Heidelberger Philharmoniker, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, the Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau, and others.

During the 2018/2019 season, Felix Mildenberger is making his debuts with the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra in Japan, the St. Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra, the Magdeburger Philharmoniker, the Filarmonica Teatro Regio Torino, the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, the Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen, and others. Besides, he returns to the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and continues his collaboration with the Orchestre National de France, since his contract as Assistant Conductor has been extended. In September 2018, Felix Mildenberger stepped in at short notice for Augustin Dumay to Conduct a subscription concert with the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra in Osaka, Japan. Besides, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam invited him as Assistant and Cover Conductor for Bernard Haitink in January 2019.

Highlights of the 2019/20 Season will include debuts with the Orchestre National de Lille, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Hamburger Camerata, the Ensemble Modern, the Aarhus Symfoniorkester, and a concert during the Salzburger Mozartwoche 2020, as well as reinvitations to the Belgrade Philharmonic and the St. Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra and others. He will also continue his collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra.

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“Felix Mildenberger is a very intelligent and talented musician who shows great promise in his future career as a conductor.”

David Zinman

He has served as assistant conductor for several conductors such as Paavo Järvi, Sir Simon Rattle, François-Xavier Roth, Gianandrea Noseda, Barbara Hannigan, Robin Ticciati, Emmanuel Krivine, Robert Spano, Constantinos Carydis, Jane Glover and others.

He was assistant conductor in an opera production at the Aspen Opera Center and at the Académie Lyrique in Rochefort, France, and he conducted concerts during the Impuls Festival for Contemporary Music 2015 in Dessau. In 2016 and in 2017 he was a Conducting Fellow with the Aspen Music Festival, where he studied with Robert Spano, Markus Stenz, Hugh Wolff, Michael Stern, Patrick Summers, Larry Rachleff, Johannes Debus und Federico Cortese, and where he was awarded the „Robert Spano Conductor Prize“ 2016.

Born 1990 in Germany, Felix Mildenberger received his first music education in violin, viola and piano, before studying Conducting in Freiburg and Vienna from 2011 to 2015. Among his teachers are Prof. Lutz Koehler HonRAM, Prof. Mark Stringer, Gerhard Markson, Prof. Scott Sandmeier, Massimiliano Matesic, Yuji Yuasa and Alexander Burda. Additionally, he studied with Bernard Haitink, Paavo Järvi, David Zinman, Neeme Järvi, Prof. Johannes Schlaefli, Prof. Nicolás Pasquet, James E. Ross, Hans Rotman and others in master classes, as well as with John Carewe, Gabriel Feltz, Oliver Weder and Marc Piollet in the course of his Dirigentenforum fellowship. He has been scholarship holder of the DeutschlandStipendium 2013/14 und 2014/15 and stipendiary of the Dr.-Leo-Ricker-Stiftung.

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Felix is a very gifted young conductor. He combines great technical skills and an excellent ear with extraordinary musicality and stunning professional attitude.

Gerhard Markson

SCHEDULE

15 Sep

2018

Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra | Symphony Hall Osaka, Japan

M. Mussorgsky: A Night on a bare mountain (arr. N.Rimsky-Korsakov)
C. Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor
M. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Maurice Ravel)

Soloist: Henri Demarquette

18 Sep

2018

Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra | NTK Hall Forest Hall, Japan

M. Mussorgsky: A Night on a bare mountain (arr. N.Rimsky-Korsakov)
S. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor
J. Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major

Soloist: Mao Fujita

26 Sep

2018

St. Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra | St. Petersburg Capella, Russia

P. Hindemith: Suite from "Der Dämon“
R. Strauss: Suite from "Schlagobers“
Arias and Solos by Tchaikovsky, Chatchaturjan, Gavrilin, Ravel, Gluck and more...

30 Sep

2018

Orchestre National de France | Auditorium de Radio France, Paris

"L'Orchestre ensorcelé“ – Concert jeune public

M.Mussorgsky: A Night on a bare mountain (arr. N.Rimsky-Korsakov)

P.I.Tschaikowsky: Symphony No. 5 - 3rd mvt

R.Schumann: Symphony No. 4 - 3rd mvt

P. Dukas: "L'apprenti sorcier" / The Sorcerer's Apprentice

C. Saint-Saens: Bacchanale from "Samson et Dalila" 

J. Brahms: Symphony No. 1 - 2nd mvt

C. Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre

10-19 Oct

2018

Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra | Belgrade

C. Saint-Saens: Le Carnaval des Animaux

Children concerts

15+16 Nov

2018

Magdeburger Philharmoniker | Theater Magdeburg, Germany

G. Connesson: "Supernova"

20-22 Nov

2018

Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition | London

Guildhall School Symphony Orchestra

London Symphony Orchestra

17 Dec

2018

Filarmonica Teatro Regio Torino | Turin, Italy

  • Michail Glinka: Ruslan e Ludmilla, Ouverture
  • Pëtr Il'ič Čajkovskij: Romeo e Giulietta, ouverture-fantasia da Shakespeare
  • Engelbert Humperdink: Hansel e Gretel, preludio
  • John Rutter: Angel's Carol
  • John Rutter: The Lord Bless You and Keep You
  • John Rutter: A Gaelic Blessing
  • Leroy Anderson: The Typewriter
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: Lullaby dalla cantata Hodie (This Day)
  • Leroy Anderson: A Christmas Festival

02 Jan

2019

Brucknerorchester Coburg | Landesmusikakademie Hammelburg

D. Shostakovitch: Symphony No. 7 in C major

03 Jan

2019

Brucknerorchester Coburg | Kulturhalle Grafenrheinfeld

D. Shostakovitch: Symphony No. 7 in C major

7 Jan

2019

Guildhall School Orchestra | Guildhall School, London

Orchestral Repertoire Session for the Guildhall Orchestral Artistry Masters Programme

J.Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, op. 80

J.Brahms: Tragic Overture, op. 81

8-13 Jan

2019

London Symphony Orchestra | Barbican Centre, London

Assistant Conductor for Sir Simon Rattle

J.Sibelius: Symphony No.7

H.Abrahamsen: Let me tell you (Barbara Hannigan)

C.Nielsen: Symphony No.4

B.Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

A.Bruckner: Symphony No.6

13 Jan

2019

LSO Discovery Day | LSO St.Luke's, London

Fellows from the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, California

I.Stravinsky: Soldier's Tale

21-27 Jan

2019

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra | Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Assistant Conductor for Bernard Haitink

W.A.Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor

J.Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor

10 Feb

2019

Orchestre National de France | Maison de la Radio, Paris

"Ciné-concert Charlot“ - Concert jeune public

13-23 Feb

2019

London Symphony Orchestra | London, Vienna, Frankfurt, Hamburg

Assistant Conductor for Sir Simon Rattle

B.Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

A.Bruckner: Symphony No.6

7+11 Mar

2019

London Symphony Orchestra | Barbican Centre, London

LSO Discovery School concerts - "The Great Blueness"

Works by M.Moussorgsky, E.Grieg, N.Rimsky-Korsakov, A.Copland, Lee Reynolds, Gary Yershon

8-10 Mar

2019

London Symphony Orchestra | Barbican Centre, London

Assistant Conductor for Bernard Haitink

W.A.Mozart: Piano Concerto No.22 (Till Fellner)

A.Bruckner: Symphony No.4

13-17 Mar

2019

London Symphony Orchestra | Barbican Centre, London

Assistant Conductor for Barbara Hannigan

G.Ligeti: Concerto Românesc

J.Haydn: Symphony No. 86

A.Berg: Lulu-Suite

G.Gershwin arr Hannigan & Elliot: Girl Crazy – Suite

12-21 Mar

2019

London Symphony Orchestra | Barbican Centre, London and Philharmonie de Paris

Assistant Conductor for Bernard Haitink

A.Dvorák: Violin Concerto (Isabelle Faust)

G.Mahler: Symphony No.4

22-25 Mar

2019

London Symphony Orchestra | Barbican Centre, London

Assistant Conductor for François Xavier Roth

Philippe Manoury Ring^
Donghoon Shin Kafka's Dream † (world premiere)
Scriabin Symphony No 4 'Poem of Ecstasy'

25-31 Mar

2019

London Symphony Orchestra | Barbican Centre, London

Assistant Conductor for Gianandrea Noseda

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3
Balakirev arr Casella Islamey
Shostakovich Symphony No 1

06 Apr

2019

Orchestre National de France | Maison de la Radio, Paris

"Le Jeu des 1000 euros“ - Concert jeune public

14 Apr

2019

Symphonieorchester Crescendo Freiburg | Konzerthaus Freiburg, Germany

G. Mahler: Symphony No. 6

03 May

2019

Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire | Nantes, France

I. Strawinsky: Firebird (Suite 1945)

04 May

2019

Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire | Angers, France

F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: "Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage",Overture op. 27

R. Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor

I. Strawinsky: The Firebird (Suite 1945)

Soloist: Adam Laloum

05 May

2019

Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire | Saint-Malo, France

F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: "Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage",Overture op. 27

R. Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor

I. Strawinsky: The Firebird (Suite 1945)

Soloist: Adam Laloum

07 May

2019

Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire | Angers, France

I. Strawinsky: Firebird (Suite 1945)

28 May - 2 June

2019

 

 

London Symphony Orchestra | Barbican Centre

Assistant Conductor for Michael Tilson Thomas

J. Cage: The Seasons

L. v. Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Julia Fischer)

B. Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

Ch. Ives: A Symphony: New England Holidays

L. v. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 (Daniil Trifonov)

 

 

01 + 10 Jun

2019

 

 

London Symphony Orchestra | Barbican Centre

School and Family Concerts

 

 

08 Jun

2019

 

Orchestre National de France | Auditorium de Radio France, Paris

"Le Classique en chanson“ - Concert jeune public

 

16 - 30 June

2019

 

 

London Symphony Orchestra | Barbican Centre, London

Assistant Conductor for Tim Redmond and Sir Simon Rattle

 

 

02 - 05 Jul

2019

 

Bremer Philharmoniker | Sendesaal Bremen

Dirigentenforum Masterclass with Marko Letonja

D. Schostakowitsch: Symphony No. 9

N. Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade

M. Ravel: Ma mère l'oye

 

 

20 Jul

2019

Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen | Volkswagenwerk, Emden

Gastkonzert "Alle Menschen werden Brüder" in Kooperation mit der Band Uwaga!

 

22 Jul

2019

Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen | Stolberg

Opening Concert of the "Klassikfestival Momentum Stolberg"

Edvard Grieg: Holberg-Suite

Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto

Lera Auerbach: Suite Concertante for Violin, Piano and Strings

Soloists: Alexander Krichel, Yury Revich, Patricia Buzari

 

Media

“”

Felix Mildenberger is a very talented young conductor, very well organised in the rehearsals, inspiring the orchestra in the concerts, a tireless worker.

Hans Rotman

Conductor and Artistic Director, IMPULS-Festival

CONTACT

General Management

KÜNSTLERSEKRETARIAT AM GASTEIG
ELISABETH EHLERS – LOTHAR SCHACKE – VERENA VETTER

MONTGELASSTRASSE 2
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Photography by

Jasper Ehrich

Doug Peters