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 the London Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he is Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Sinfonieorchester Crescendo Freiburg, which he co-founded in 2014.

From 2017 until 2019 Felix Mildenberger was Assistant Conductor to Emmanuel Krivine at the Orchestre National de France and from 2015 until 2017 he lectured Orchestral Conducting at the University of Music Freiburg. 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 Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen, the Bremer Philharmoniker, the Magdeburger Philharmoniker, the Filarmonica Teatro Regio Torino, the Orquestra de Cadaqués, the Orchesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, the St. Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and others. Recently, he acted as stand-in for Augustin Dumay at short notice to conduct a subscription concert with the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra in Osaka, Japan. 

Highlights of the 2020/21 season will include debuts with the SWR Sinfonieorchester, the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Musikkollegium Winterthur, the Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lorraine, the Aarhus Symfoniorkester, the Real Filharmonía de Galicia, the Orchestra Leonore, as well as return engagements with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), the Filarmonica Teatro Regio Torino, the Belgrade Philharmonic, the St. Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire the Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra. He will also continue his collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra as their Assistant Conductor. In addition, Felix will serve as Assistant Conductor to Jukka-Pekka Saraste for a production of Aribert Reimann’s “Lear” at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and to Fabio Luisi and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in Kopenhagen.

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I have known Felix for many years now and I’m proud to see how he has developed his talent.
I’m happy to have him as my assistant conductor in Zurich. Felix is a very good conductor with a strong musicality and skill.
He will have a bright future ahead of him!

Paavo Järvi

He has served as assistant conductor for several conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Paavo Järvi, Sir Simon Rattle, François-Xavier Roth, Gianandrea Noseda, Barbara Hannigan, Robin Ticciati, Cristian Macelaru, 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 repeatedly conducted concerts during the “Impuls Festival” for Contemporary Music in Germany. In 2016 and in 2017 he was 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 was awarded the „Robert Spano Conductor Prize“ 2016.

Born in Germany in 1990, Felix Mildenberger received his first music education in violin, viola and piano, then going on to study Conducting in Freiburg and Vienna from 2011 to 2015. Among his teachers were Prof. Lutz Koehler HonRAM, Prof. Mark Stringer, Gerhard Markson, Prof. Scott Sandmeier, Massimiliano Matesic and Alexander Burda. He additionally studied with Bernard Haitink, Paavo Järvi, David Zinman, Neeme Järvi, Prof. Johannes Schlaefli, Prof. Nicolás Pasquet, James E. Ross and others in master classes, as well as with John Carewe, Gabriel Feltz, Marko Letonja 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 Mildenberger is a very intelligent and talented musician who shows great promise in his future career as a conductor.

David Zinman

SCHEDULE

 

10-14 Aug

2020

 

 

 

DR Danish National Symphony Orchestra | DR Koncerthuset, Kopenhagen

Assistant Conductor to Fabio Luisi

Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major, "Romantic" (Version 1878-80)

 

 

 

 

26 Aug

2020

 

 

 

Aarhus Symphony Orchestra | Symfonisk Sal, Musikhuset Aarhus, Denmark

Final round of the Danish National String Competition

Programme tba

 

 

17 Sep

2020

 

 

 

Stuttgarter Philharmoniker | Gustav-Siegle-Haus, Stuttgart

Fanny Hensel: Overture in C Major
W. A. Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major, KV 314
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, op. 56

Soloist: Clarissa Böck

 

 

18 Sep

2020

 

 

 

Stuttgarter Philharmoniker | Gustav-Siegle-Haus, Stuttgart

Fanny Hensel: Overture in C Major
W. A. Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major, KV 314
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, op. 56

Soloist: Clarissa Böck  

 

 

19 Sep

2020

 

 

 

Stuttgarter Philharmoniker | Klosterkirche, Alpirsbach

Fanny Hensel: Overture in C Major
W. A. Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major, KV 314
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, op. 56

Soloist: Clarissa Böck

 

 

23 Sep

2020

 

 

 

Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen | Die Glocke, Bremen

Maximilian Otto: Orchestration of Contrapunctus I from "Die Kunst der Fuge"
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Violin Concerto, e Minor, op. 64
J. S. Bach: Concerto for 2 violins, d Minor, BWV 1043
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, op. 56, "Scottish"

Soloist: Julia Fischer

 

 

25 Sep

2020

 

 

 

Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen | Großer Kursaal, Bad Wörishofen

Opening Concert of the "Festival der Nationen" 

Maximilian Otto: Orchestration of Contrapunctus I from "Die Kunst der Fuge"
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Violin Concerto, e Minor, op. 64
J. S. Bach: Concerto for 2 violins, d Minor, BWV 1043
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, op. 56, "Scottish"

Soloist: Julia Fischer

 

 

16 Oct

2020

 

 

 

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich | Tonhalle Maag, Zurich

#bebeethoven 2020

Fanny Mendelssohn: Andante Soave
Rebecca Clarke: Poem, arranged for string orchestra
Germaine Tailleferre: Valse lente
Elisabeth Maconchy: Symphony for double string orchestra
Lili Boulanger: Nocturne
Grazyna Bacewicz: Sonata for 4 violins, arranged for string orchestra
Amy Beach: Dreaming for piano, arranged for piano and string orchestra
Mel Bonis: Suite de Valses for orchestra
Germaine Tailleferre: Petite Suite for orchestra

 

 

29 + 30 Oct

2020

 

 

 

Philharmonisches Orchester Magdeburg | Opernhaus Bühne, Theater Magdeburg

Maurice Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole
John Corigliano: "The Red Violin" Suite für Violine und Orchester
Modest Petrowitsch Mussorgski: Bilder einer Ausstellung, arr. Maurice Ravel

Soloist: Yoichi Yamashita

 

 

21 Nov

2020

Cancelled due to COVID-19.

 

 

 

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

Kalevi Aho: "Sieidi", Concerto for Solo Percussion and Orchestra
L. v. Beethoven: Symphony No. 4

Soloist: Alexej Gerassimez

 

 

 

26+27 Nov

2020

 

 

 

Orchestra de l'Opéra National de Lorraine | Salle Poirel, Nancy

L. v. Beethoven: Symphony No. 4, B Major, op. 60
L. v. Beethoven: Symphony No. 8, F Major, op. 93

 

 

 

3+4 Dec

2020

Cancelled due to COVID-19.

 

 

 

Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra | Belgrade Philharmonic Hall, Belgrade

A. Vivaldi: "The Four Seasons"
R. Strauss: "Aus Italien", op. 16

Soloist: Leticia Moreno

 

 

 

14 Dec

2020

 

 

 

Filarmonica Teatro Regio | Teatro Regio, Torino

Porogramme tba

 

 

 

1 Jan

2021

 

 

 

HR-Sinfonieorchester / Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra | Kurhaus, Wiesbaden

Gioachino Rossini: Overture »Il barbiere di Siviglia«
Jacques Offenbach: Hommage à Rossini – for Solo Cello and Orchestra
Francis Poulenc: Les Biches – Suite
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 4, A Major, op. 90, »Italian«

Soloist: Raphaela Gromes

 

 

 

09 Jan

2021

 

 

 

 

 

Orchestra Leonore | Pistoia, Italy

Programme tba

 

 

 

 

28 Jan

2021

 

 

 

Real Filharmonía de Galicia | Auditorio de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela

Programme tba

 

 

 

29 Jan

2021

 

 

 

Real Filharmonía de Galicia | Auditorio Afundación, Vigo

Programme tba

 

 

 

10 Feb

2021

 

 

 

 

SWR Sinfonieorchester | Konzerthaus Freiburg

A. Vivaldi: "Spring" from "The Four Seasons"
W.A. Mozart: Serenade for Strings No. 13 in G Major, KV 525
E. Grieg: Holberg-Suite, op. 40
B. Britten: Simple Symphony, op. 4

 

 

11 Feb

2021

 

 

 

 

SWR Sinfonieorchester | Mozartsaal, Liederhalle Stuttgart

A. Vivaldi: "Spring" from "The Four Seasons"
W.A. Mozart: Serenade for Strings No. 13 in G Major, KV 525
E. Grieg: Holberg-Suite, op. 40
B. Britten: Simple Symphony, op. 4

 

 

06 Mar

2021

 

 

 

 

Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire | La Berre de Monts

G. Bizet: Jeux d'enfants
E. Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 11

Soloist: Paul Ben Soussan

 

 

07 Mar

2021

 

 

 

 

Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire | Centre de Congrès, Angers

G. Bizet: Jeux d'enfants
E. Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 11

Soloist: Paul Ben Soussan

 

 

09 Mar

2021

 

 

 

 

Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire | Auditorium, Nantes

G. Bizet: Jeux d'enfants
E. Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 11

Soloist: Paul Ben Soussan

 

 

11 Mar

2021

 

 

 

 

Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire | La Ferté Bernard

G. Bizet: Jeux d'enfants
E. Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 11

Soloist: Paul Ben Soussan

 

 

13 Mar

2021

 

 

 

 

Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire | Laval

G. Bizet: Jeux d'enfants
E. Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 11

Soloist: Paul Ben Soussan

 

 

14 Mar

2021

 

 

 

 

Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire | Pornichet

G. Bizet: Jeux d'enfants
E. Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 11

Soloist: Paul Ben Soussan

 

 

 

28 Mar

2021

 

 

Sinfonieorchester Crescendo Freiburg | Konzerthaus, Freiburg

I. Stravinsky: "Le Sacre du Printemps" 
D. Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 D minor op. 47

 

 

 

12 Apr - 23 May

2021

 

 

 

 

 

Bavarian State Orchestra | Bavarian State Opera, Munich

Assistant Conductor to Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Aribert Reimann: "Lear"

 

 

2 Jul

2021

 

 

 

Musikkollegium Winterthur | Rychenbergpark, Winterthur

W.A. Mozart: Concerto for two Pianos and Orchestra in Eb Major, KV 365
C. Saint-Saens: "Le Carnaval des Animaux" - grande fantaisie zoologique
Ch. Gounod: Symphony No. 1 in D Major

Soloists: Lucas & Arthur Jussen

 

Media

“”

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

CONTACT

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nihei@japanarts.co.jp

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