Felix Mildenberger has been Principal Guest Conductor of the Filarmonica Teatro Regio di Torino since 2021. A continued scholarship holder of the Dirigentenforum, in 2021 he was added by the Deutscher Musikrat to the so-called “Maestros of Tomorrow”– a list of artists having proven long-standing artistic quality. A year before, he was the first conductor to receive the "Prix Young Artist of the Year" at the Festival der Nationen.

Graceful, versatile, and highly musical – these are just some of the characteristics that distinguish Felix Mildenberger as a conductor. Orchestras appreciate the deep seriousness of his approach to music and his great musicality. This includes the London Symphony Orchestra, where he conducted numerous concerts since winning the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition in 2018 and served as “Assistant Conductor” to Sir Simon Rattle, François-Xavier Roth and Gianandrea Noseda among others.
Felix Mildenberger works with many orchestras on a national and international level. These include the London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, DSO Berlin, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Staatskapelle Weimar, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt/Oder, Bremer Philharmoniker, Ensemble Modern, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre National de Lille, Nagoya Philharmonic and others. He has collaborated with soloists such as Julia Fischer, Lucas und Arthur Jussen, Sabine Meyer, Nils Mönkemeyer, Daniel Lozakovich, James Ehnes and Alexej Gerassimez.

Highlights of the 2022/23 season include the New Year’s Concert with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony as well as his debuts with the Camerata Salzburg, the Dortmunder Philharmoniker and the orchestra of the Dresdner Philharmonie.

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!

He has served as assistant conductor for several conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Paavo Järvi, Sir Simon Rattle, Fabio Luisi, François-Xavier Roth, Gianandrea Noseda, Robin Ticciati, Cristian Macelaru, Emmanuel Krivine and others.

In 2021 he accompanied Herbert Blomstedt on his US tour with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra. From 2018 until 2021, he was Assistant Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and 2019/20 Assistant Conductor to Paavo Järvi at the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, 2017-19 to Emmanuel Krivine at the Orchestre National de France in Paris and “Cover Conductor” to Bernard Haitink at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. In opera productions he assisted Jane Glover at the Aspen Opera Center and Jukka-Pekka Saraste at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. Furthermore, he conducted concerts as part of the Impuls Festival for New Music. Felix Mildenberger is Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Sinfonieorchester Crescendo in Freiburg, which he co-founded in 2014.

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.

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, Johannes Debus. He has been scholarship holder of the Dirigentenforum since 2017 and of the Akademie Musiktheater heute from 2017 until 2019.

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


Sun, 15 Oct 23

Staatstheater Darmstadt

Deutsche Philharmonie Merck

R. Glière: Horn Concerto
G. Mahler: Symphony No. 1

Marc Gruber, Horn

Mon, 23 Oct 23

Teatro Regio, Turin

Filarmonica Teatro Regio di Torino

A. Copland: “Appalachian Spring” – 1945 Suite for full orchestra
G. Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Christina Landshamer, soprano

Sun, 19 Nov 23

Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie

W. A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, KV 491
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, op. 107, “Reformation”

Martin James Bartlett, piano

Tue, 21 Nov 23

Konzerthaus Detmold

Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie

F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: “The Hebrides”, Concert Overture op. 26
W. A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, KV 491
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, op. 107, “Reformation”

Martin James Bartlett, piano

Sun, 10 Dec 23

Musikverein Wien, Großer Saal

Wiener Symphoniker & Wiener Singverein

Music by P. I. Tchaikovsky, E. Humperdinck, John Williams, Alan Silvestri and others.

Marco Simsa, Sprecher

Tue, 12 Dec 23

Musikverein Wien, Großer Saal

Wiener Symphoniker & Wiener Singverein

Music by P. I. Tchaikovsky, John Williams, Alan Silvestri and others.

Marco Simsa, Sprecher

Mon, 18 Dec 23 to Sun, 28 Jan 24

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Assistant Conductor to Marc Albrecht

George Benjamin: “Written on skin”

Musikalische Leitung: Marc Albrecht
Inszenierung: Katie Mitchell
Bühne, Kostüme: Vicki Mortimer
Licht: Jon Clark
Dramaturgie: Sebastian Hanusa
Protector: Mark Stone
First Angel / The Boy: Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen
Second Angel / Mary: Irene Roberts
Third Angel / John: Chance Jonas-O’Toole

Wed, 03 Jan 24

Bayerische Musikakademie Hammelburg

Brucknerorchester Coburg

G. Mahler: Symphony No. 9

Thu, 01 Feb 24

Jenaer Philharmonie

Jenaer Philharmonie

F. Delius: “Walk to the paradise garden” – Intermezzo from the opera „A Village Romeo and Juliet“
R. Vaughan Williams: Tuba concerto in f minor
D. Schostakowitsch: Symphony No. 5 in d minor, op. 47

Bruno Osinski, Tuba

Fri, 09 Feb 24

Grand Hall of the Kolarac Foundation, Belgrade

Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra

I. Brkljacic: “The Ticking of a Long-forgotten Clock”
N. Paganini: Violin Concerto Nr. 1
C. Saint-Saens: “Danse Macabre”
G. Mahler: “Totenfeier”

Sergey Krylov, violin

Thu, 15 Feb 24

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Deutsche Oper Berlin

George Benjamin: “Written on skin” – opera in three parts

  • Musikalische Leitung: Felix Mildenberger
  • Inszenierung: Katie Mitchell
  • Bühne, Kostüme: Vicki Mortimer
  • Licht: Jon Clark
  • Dramaturgie: Sebastian Hanusa
  • Protector: Mark Stone
  • Agnès: Georgia Jarman
  • First Angel / The Boy: Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen
  • Second Angel / Mary: Irene Roberts
  • Third Angel / John: Chance Jonas-O’Toole
  • Orchester: Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin

Sun, 03 Mar 24

Zhongshan Hall, Taipei

Taipei Symphony Orchestra

P. I. Tschaikowsky: Piano Concerto
A. Dvorak: Symphony No. 6 in D major

Alexei Volodin, piano

Wed, 17 Apr 24

Die Glocke, Bremen

Bremer Philharmoniker

5nachsechs Afterwork - Konzert
Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz – Ouvertüre
Carl Maria von Weber: Klarinettenkonzert Nr. 2 Es-Dur, op. 74
Antonín Dvořàk: Symphonie Nr. 6 D-Dur, op. 60

Andrii Paliarush, Clarinet

Sun, 21 Apr 24

Konzerthaus Dortmund

Bremer Philharmoniker

Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz – Ouvertüre
Carl Maria von Weber: Klarinettenkonzert Nr. 2 Es-Dur, op. 74
Antonín Dvořàk: Symphonie Nr. 6 D-Dur, op. 60

Andrii Paliarush, Clarinet

Fri, 17 May 24

The Symphony Hall, Osaka, Japan

Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra

L. v. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in Eb Major
C. Franck: Symphony in d minor

Ikuyo Nakamichi, piano

Mon, 10 Jun 24

Weimarhalle, Weimar

Staatskapelle Weimar

Sir Arnold Bax: “Tintagel”
R. Vaughan Williams: „Songs of travel“
Sir Edward Elgar: “Enigma Variations”

Aris Argiris, baritone


March, 2020

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Bachtrack – Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, March 2020 

„Mildenberger shaped a performance that was full of energy and drive, stormy and turbulent where necessary as in the first movement, relaxed and good-humoured at other times as in the third. Changes in dynamics and tempo contributed to an exciting account. (…) The grand melody in the finale brought us to an exciting conclusion of a fine concert.“ [J. Brahms: Sinfonie Nr. 1, c-Moll]

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


General Management

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Local Management (Japan)

Mr. Jun-ichi Nihei

To contact Felix directly,

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Jasper Ehrich

Doug Peters