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.

He is also 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 is 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 Emmanuel Krivine, Paavo Järvi 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 Orquestra de Cadaqués, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Halle, the Nürnberger Symphoniker, the Thüringer Symphoniker, the Heidelberger Philharmoniker, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lucerne Festival Strings, the Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau, the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra Bucharest, and others.

During the 2018/2019 season, Felix Mildenberger will make 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 St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, the Brucknerorchester Coburg, the Transylvanian State Philharmonic Orchestra and others. Besides, he will return to the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and continue to work with the Orchestre National de France, since his contract as Assistant Conductor has been extended.

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

Author

David Zinman

He has served as assistant conductor for several conductors such as Paavo Järvi, Robin Ticciati, Emmanuel Krivine, Robert Spano, Jakub Hrusa, 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.

Author

Gerhard Markson

SCHEDULE

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)

31 May

2019

St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra | Grand Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia

24th International Musical Olympus Festival

Programme tbc

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Photography by

Elle Logan