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 Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. 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 2019 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.

“”

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

09 - 15 Aug

2019

 

London Symphony Orchestra | London, Santander, Lübeck, Wiesbaden

Assistant Conductor for Sir Simon Rattle on tour

J. Adams: Harmonielehre
B. Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Violin Concerto
J. Brahms: Symphony No. 2
S. Rachmaninow: Symphony No. 2
J. Haydn: Symphony No. 86

18 - 20 Aug

2019

 

 

 

London Symphony Orchestra | Royal Albert Hall

Assistant and Offstage Conductor for Sir Simon Rattle

Ch. Koechlin: Les Bandar-Log
E. Varèse: Amériques
W. Walton: Belshazzar's Feast

06 Sep

2019

 

 

Orchestre National de Lille | Mouchin

G. Rossini: La Gazza Ladra Overture
W. A. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto
L. v. Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, A major

Soloist: Nicolas Baldeyrou

16 - 21 Sep

2019

 

 

 

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra | Amsterdam, Bucharest

Cover Conductor for Mariss Jansons

R. Strauss: Don Quixote
L. v. Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"

Soloist: Truls Mork

28 Sep

2019

 

Hamburger Camerata | Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Kleiner Saal

F. Danzi: Concertino in Bb Major for Clarinet, bassoon and orchestra, op. 47
W. A. Mozart: Piano Concerto, Bb Major, KV 456
J. Haydn: Symphony No. 44, Hob. I/44

Soloists: Piera Domröse, Henrike Kirsch, Anton Gerzenberg

30 Sep - 4 Oct

2019

 

 

 

 

 

Tonhalle Orchestra | Tonhalle Maag, Zurich

Assistant Conductor for Paavo Järvi

J. Sibelius: Kullervo
A. Pärt: "Wenn Bach Bienen gezüchtet hätte..."

22 - 27 Oct

2019

 

 

Tonhalle Orchestra | Tonhalle Maag, Zurich

Assistant Conductor for Paavo Järvi

P. I. Tschaikowsky: Francesca da Rimini
A. Copland: Clarinet Concerto
P. I. Tschaikowsky: Symphony No. 4

Soloist: Martin Fröst

28 Oct - 01 Nov

2019

 

 

Tonhalle Orchestra | Tonhalle Maag, Zurich

Assistant Conductor for Paavo Järvi

E-S. Tüür: Sow the wind
J. Sibelius: 6 Humoresques and 2 Serenades
P. I. Tschaikowsky: Symphony No. 6 

Soloist: Pekka Kuusisto

10 Nov

2019

 

 

Tonhalle Orchestra | Tonhalle Maag, Zurich

P. I. Tschaikowsky: The Nutcracker

Sandra Studer, Erzählerin
Filipe Portugal, Choreographie
Schülerinnen und Schüler des Yen Han Dance Center

11 Nov

2019

 

 

 

Filarmonica Teatro Regio Torino | Teatro Regio Torino

L. v. Beethoven: Overture Leonore III, op. 72b
R. Schumann: Cello Concerto
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, op. 56

Soloist: Amedeo Cicchese

21 Nov

2019

 

 

Ensemble Modern | LAB, Frankfurt/Main

"Ménage à trois" - three opera premieres in the course of the "Akademie Musiktheater heute" of the Deutsche Bank Stiftung

M. Zwerger: Lilith
Th. Tidrow: A Safe and Special Place
C. Druml: Wiener Ménage

02 Jan

2020

 

Bruckner Orchester Coburg | Bayerische Musikakademie, Hammelburg

P. Dukas: "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"
H. Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, op. 14

06 - 08 Jan

2020

 

 

 

Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra | Doha, Qatar

Assistant Conductor for Marc Piollet

Hamad Naama: Doha Secrets Symphony ​
C. Saint Saens: Concerto No. 2 in G Minor for Piano and Orchestra
H. Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, op. 14 

09 - 19 Jan

2020

 

 

 

Tonhalle Orchestra | Zurich, Innsbruck, Wien, Budapest, Dortmund

Assistant Conductor for Paavo Järvi on tour

B. Bartók: Dance Suite Sz 77
A. Copland: Clarinet Concerto
P. I. Tschaikowsky: Symphony No. 2, c minor, op. 17
P. I. Tschaikowsky: Symphony No. 5, e minor, op. 64 

Soloist: Martin Fröst

24 - 30 Jan

2020

 

 

 

Symphony Orchestra of the University Mozarteum Salzburg | Salzburg, Austria

Giving a Master Class for the Conducting Class of the University Mozarteum Salzburg 

29 Jan

2020

 

 

 

Symphony Orchestra of the University Mozarteum Salzburg | Salzburg, Austria

Concert in the course of the Mozartwoche Salzburg 2020

W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 1, Eb Major, KV 16
W. A. Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 2, D Major, KV 314
W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 25, G minor, KV 183

Soloist: Marianna Julia Zolnacz

15 Feb

2020

 

 

 

 

Nürnberger Symphoniker | Meistersingerhalle, Nürnberg

W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 35, D Major, KV 385
Tobias Broström: "Arena", Percussion Concerto No. 1
E. Elgar: Enigma Variations, op. 36

Soloist: Alexej Gerassimez

06 Mar

2020

 

Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra | Belgrade, Serbia

A. Sokolović: Concerto for Orchestra
K. Stamitz: Concerto for clarinet, bassoon and orchestra
J. Brahms: Symphony No. 1 

Soloist: Оgnjen Popović, clarinet
Nenad Janković, bassoon

09-13 Mar

2020

Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich | Tonhalle Maag, Zurich

Assistant Conductor for Paavo Järvi

P.I. Tchaikovsky: "Capriccio italien" A major op. 45
E.-S. Tüür: "Prophecy" for Accordion and Orchestra
P.I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3 D major op. 29 "Polish"
A. Arkhipovsky: "Cinderella" (Transcr. for Accordion solo by Alexander Poeluev)

Soloist: Ksenija Sidorova, Accordion

16-20 Mar

2020

 

Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich | Tonhalle Maag, Zurich

Assistant Conductor for Paavo Järvi

P.I. Tchaikovsky: Festival Coronation March D major TH 50
P.I. Tchaikovsky "Romeo and Juliet" Overture-Fantasia
K. Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 1 op. 35
P.I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 g Minor op. 13 "Winter Dreams"

Soloist: Lisa Batiashvili, Violin

29 Mar

2020

Sinfonieorchester Crescendo Freiburg | Konzerthaus, Freiburg

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

01-05 Apr

2020

 

Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich | Tonhalle Maag, Zurich

Assistant Conductor for Paavo Järvi

L. Bernstein: Three dance episodes from "On the Town"
W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 c Minor, KV 491
G. Gershwin: "Rhapsody in Blue" for Piano and Orchestra
P. Hindemith: "Symphonic Metamorphosis"

Soloist: Chick Corea, Piano

17-19 Apr

2020

 

London Symphony Orchestra | Barbican Centre, London

Assistant Conductor for Daniel Harding

J. Widmann: Viola Concerto
A. Bruckner: Symphony No. 5

Soloist: Antoine Tamestit, viola

25 Apr

2020

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

A. Khatchaturian: Cello concerto e Minor
N. Myaskovsky: Symphony No. 27 c Minor op. 85

Soloist: Valentino Worlitzsch, Violoncello

29 Apr

2020

 

Aarhus Symphony Orchestra | Musikhuset, Aarhus

Final concert of the Danish String Competition 2020

Program: tba

Soloists: tba

16 May

2020

London Symphony Orchestra | Barbican Centre, London

LSO Discovery 30th Anniversary Family Concert

Program: tba

17 May

2020

 

London Symphony Orchestra | Barbican Centre, London

LSO Discovery 30th Anniversary Showcase

Program: tba

26-28 May

2020

 

London Symphony Orchestra | Barbican Centre, London

Assistant Conductor for Manfred Honeck

L. v. Beethoven: Violin Concerto, D major, op. 61
R. Strauss: "Ein Heldenleben"

Soloist: Anne-Sophie Mutter

27-31 May

2020

 

London Symphony Orchestra | Barbican Centre, London

Assistant Conductor for Sir Simon Rattle

W. Marsalis: Symphony No. 4 "The Jungle"

03-05 Jun

2020

 

Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich | Openair Münsterhof, Schweiz

Assistant Conductor for Paavo Järvi

G. Gershwin: "Cuban Overture"
G. Gershwin: "An American in Paris" 
D. Shostakovich: Suite for Variety Orchestra
M. Ravel: "Boléro"

Moderation: Sandra Studer

08-12 Jun

2020

Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich | Tonhalle Maag, Zurich

Assistant Conductor for Paavo Järvi

A. Honegger: "Pacific 231", Mouvement symphonique No. 1
E. Elgar: Cello Concerto e Minor op. 85
A. Honegger "Pastorale d'été", Poème symphonique
D. Shostakovich: Symphoniy No. 1
f Minor op. 10

Soloist: Steven Isserlis 

15-21 Jun

2020

 

Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich | Tonhalle Maag, Zurich

Assistant Conductor for Paavo Järvi

L.v. Beethoven: "Fidelio" op. 72 (version 1814), semi-staged performance

 

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 | St. Michaelskirche, Schwäbisch Hall

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra | Belgrade Philharmonic Hall, Belgrade

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

Soloist: Leticia Moreno

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

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