Felix Mildenberger



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.
Furthermore, he has just been announced as Paavo Järvi's Assistant Conductor at the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, starting in September 2019.
Felix Mildenberger is Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Sinfonieorchester 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 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 Staatskapelle Halle, the Nürnberger Symphoniker, the Thüringer Symphoniker, the Heidelberger Philharmoniker, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, 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 returned 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 Orchestre National de Lille, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Hamburger Camerata, the Ensemble Modern, the Aarhus Symfoniorkester and a concert as part of the Salzburger Mozartwoche 2020, as well as reinvitations to the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, the St. Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra and others. Felix Mildenberger will also continue his collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Felix Mildenberger has served as assistant conductor for conductors such as Paavo Järvi, Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, François Xavier Roth, Gianandrea Noseda, Barbara Hannigan, 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 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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