FELIX MILDENBERGER

FELIX MILDENBERGER

CONDUCTOR | DIRIGENT​

BIO

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.

Praised for his ‘refined technique and clear ideas’, Felix Mildenberger already works with notable orchestras, such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, DSO Berlin, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Dresdner Philharmonie, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Staatskapelle Weimar, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt, Bremer Philharmoniker, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie Herford, Dortmunder Philharmoniker, Ensemble Modern, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Camerata Salzburg, Belgrade Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife, 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 2023/24 season include his debut at the Musikverein Vienna with the Wiener Symphoniker and the Wiener Singverein, as well as with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra and at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where Mildenberger will conduct a performance of George Benjamin’s opera Written on Skin. Besides, he will return to the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Bremer Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Weimar and the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra in Osaka, Japan.

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.

Felix Mildenberger has been awarded several prizes such as the 1st prize at the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition in 2018, which also made him Assistant Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, a post he held up until 2021. In 2017, he won the second prize at the 12th Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition and in 2016 he was awarded the “Robert Spano Conductor Prize” of the Aspen Music Festival, which also brought him a reinvitation to the festival in the following year. In 2020, he was named “Yound Artist of the Year” by the Gabler-Stiftung and the Festival der Nationen, following his debut with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.

In 2021 he assisted Herbert Blomstedt on his US tour with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra. During the season 2019/20 he was 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 Marc Albrecht at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, 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.

SCHEDULE

Wed, 17 Apr 24
18:05

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
11:00

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
20:00

Weimarhalle, Weimar

Staatskapelle Weimar

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

Aris Argiris, baritone

Press

March, 2020

Bachtrack / bachtrack.com

 

 

 

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.

CONTACT

General Management

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Local Management (Japan)

JAPAN ARTS
Mr. Jun-ichi Nihei
nihei@japanarts.co.jp

To contact Felix directly,

please write to contact@felixmildenberger.com

Photography by

Jasper Ehrich

Doug Peters