Felix Mildenberger 

 CONDUCTOR | DIRIGENT 

 Felix
 Mildenberger 

 CONDUCTOR | DIRIGENT 

BIO

Felix Mildenberger has been appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Filarmonica Teatro Rego in Turin, taking his already close collaboration with the orchestra to a new level. A continued scholarship holder of the Dirigentenforum, in 2021 he was added 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” from the Rupert-Gabler-Stiftung 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, combined with his gentlemanlikeness. 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, the Orchestre National de France, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, the SWR Symphonieorchester, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Staatskapelle Weimar, the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, the Bremer Philharmoniker, the Nürnberger Symphoniker, the Ensemble Modern, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Musikkollegium Winterthur, the Real Filharmonia di Galicia, the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife and others.

Highlights of the 2021/22 season include the New Year’s Concert with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony as well as his debuts with the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. Moreover, he will return to the Stuttgart Philharmonic, the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the Filarmonica Teatro Regio Torino and the St. Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra.

“”

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

Paavo Järvi

Felix Mildenberger is the winner of the Dontella Flick LSO Conducting Competition 2018 and has worked as assistant conductor with conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Paavo Järvi, Sir Simon Rattle, François-Xavier Roth, Gianandrea Noseda, Barbara Hannigan, Robin Ticciati, Cristian Macelaru, Emmanuel Krivine and others.

From 2018 to 2021 he was the Assistant Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, 2019-20 he was Assistant Conductor of Paavo Järvi at the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, 2017-19 “Chef assistant” of Emmanuel Krivine at the Orchestre National de France in Paris and 2019 “Cover Conductor” to Bernard Haitink at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. In 2021 he accompanied Herbert Blomstedt on his US tour with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland 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 and is Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Sinfonieorchester Crescendo in Freiburg, which he co-founded in 2014.

Felix Mildenberger received his first musical education in violin, viola and piano, and subsequently studied conducting in Freiburg and Vienna as well as at the Aspen Music Festival. His teachers include Prof. Lutz Köhler, Gerhard Markson, Prof. Mark Stringer, Prof. Scott Sandmeier, Massimiliano Matesic and Alexander Burda. In addition, as part of masterclasses he studied with David Zinman, Paavo Järvi, Bernard Haitink, Marc Piollet, John Carewe and Gabriel Feltz. In 2016 and 2017 he was a Conducting Fellow with the Aspen Music Festival, where he studied with Robert Spano, Markus Stenz, Hugh Wolff, Patrick Summers, Michael Stern, Johannes Debus, Larry Rachleff and where he was awarded the “Robert Spano Conductor Prize” in 2016. 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.
From 2015 to 2017, he was a lecturer for orchestral conducting at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg and held a masterclass for young conductors at Mozarteum University during Salzburger Mozartwoche 2020.

 

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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

 

2 Oct

2021

 

 

 

Sinfonieorchester Crescendo Freiburg | Konzerthaus Freiburg

Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E Major

 

 

 

 

28 + 30 Oct

2021

 

 

 

Sinfonieorchester Basel | Stadtcasino Basel

Die Kinder des Monsieur Mathieu - Les Choristes

Music by Bruno Coulais and Christophe Barratier

 

 

 

 

19 Nov

2021

 

 

 

Symphony Orchestra of the University of Music Freiburg | Wolfgang-Hoffmann-Saal, Freiburg

Works by E. Chabrier, A. Honegger, E. Künneke

Soloists: Elionor Martínez, Sara DeFranco, Anais Yvoz, Pierre Arpin, Hyunghan Hwang, Martin Tromborg, Lorenz Kauffer

 

 

 

 

2 Dec

2021

 

 

 

Stuttgarter Philharmoniker | Beethovensaal, Liederhalle Stuttgart

E. Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole
J. C. de Arriaga: Symphony in D major
M. Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole

Soloist: Maria Duenas

 

 

 

 

20 Dec

2021

 

 

 

Filarmonica Teatro Regio | Lingotto, Torino

Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E Major

 

 

 

 

 

1 Jan

2022

 

 

 

hr-Sinfonieorchester | Kurhaus Wiesbaden

New Year's Concert 2022

G. Rossini: Overture to "Il Barbiere di Siviglia"
J. Offenbach: Hommage à Rossini for Cello and Orchestra
F. Poulenc: Suite "Les biches"
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 4 in A major, "Italian"

Soloist: Raphaela Gromes, cello

 

 

 

 

 

22 Jan

2022

 

 

 

Orchestra Leonore | Pistoia, Italy

Federico Biscione: "Dalla Soffitta"
D. Schostakowitsch: Cello Concerto No. 1
J. Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D major

Soloist: Enrico Bronzi, cello

 

 

 

 

 

05 Feb

2022

 

 

 

St. Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra | St. Petersburg

Kalevi Aho: "Sieidi" for solo percussion and orchestra
F. Schubert: Symphony No. 4 

Soloist: Alexej Gerassimez, percussion

 

 

 

 

 

23 Feb

2022

 

 

 

Philharmonic Orchestra Heidelberg | Universität Heidelberg, Neue Aula

S. Prokofjew: Violin concerto Nr. 1 in D major, op. 19
Lisa Streich: "Himmel"
F. Poulenc: Les Biches
M. Ravel: La Valse

Soloist: Alexandra Conunova, violin

 

 

 

 

 

24 Feb

2022

 

 

 

Philharmonic Orchestra Heidelberg | Universität Heidelberg, Neue Aula

S. Prokofjew: Violin concerto Nr. 1 in D major, op. 19
Lisa Streich: "Himmel"
F. Poulenc: Les Biches
M. Ravel: La Valse

Soloist: Alexandra Conunova, violin

 

 

 

 

 

27 Feb

2022

 

 

 

Philharmonic Orchestra Heidelberg | Universität Heidelberg, Neue Aula

S. Prokofjew: Violin concerto Nr. 1 in D major, op. 19
Lisa Streich: "Himmel"
F. Poulenc: Les Biches
M. Ravel: La Valse

Soloist: Alexandra Conunova, violin

 

 

 

 

 

03 Mar

2022

 

 

 

Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern | Fruchthalle Kaiserslautern

W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C major, KV 425, "Linz"
H. Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 4
F. Schubert: Symphony No. 4 in c minor, D 417, "Tragic"

Soloist: Niek Baar, violin

 

 

 

 

 

04 Mar

2022

 

 

 

Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern | Stadthalle Dillingen

W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C major, KV 425, "Linz"
H. Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 4
F. Schubert: Symphony No. 4 in c minor, D 417, "Tragic"

Soloist: Niek Baar, violin

 

 

 

 

 

04 Apr

2022

 

 

 

Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra | Novosibirsk

Transsiberian Art Festival

Program tba

Soloists:
Camille Thomas, cello
Vadim Repin, violin

 

 

 

 

 

29 Apr

2022

 

 

 

Filarmonica Teatro Regio | Teatro Regio, Turin

R. Strauss: Concerto for Oboe and small orchestra
I. Stravinsky: Petrushka, version 1947

Soloist: Joao Barroso, oboe

 

 

 

 

 

19 May

2022

 

 

 

SWR Symphonieorchester | Liederhalle Stuttgart

A. Vivaldi: "Winter" from "The Seasons"
E. Grieg: Holberg Suite
B. Britten: Simple Symphony
W. A. Mozart: Serenade for strings No. 13 in G major, KV 525, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"

Soloist: Jermolaj Albiker, violin

 

 

 

 

 

20 May

2022

 

 

 

SWR Symphonieorchester | Konzerthaus Freiburg

A. Vivaldi: "Winter" from "The Seasons"
E. Grieg: Holberg Suite
B. Britten: Simple Symphony
W. A. Mozart: Serenade for strings No. 13 in G major, KV 525, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" 

Soloist: Jermolaj Albiker, violin

 

 

 

 

 

01 Jun

2022

 

 

 

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin | Philharmonie Berlin

W. A. Mozart: Overture to "Le Nozze di Figaro"
W. A. Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C major
J. Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor
F. Poulenc: Suite from the ballet "Les biches"

Soloists:
Mariano Esteban Barco, oboe
Timothy Chooi, violin

 

 

 

 

 

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

M. Glinka: Overture "Ruslan & Ludmila"
A. Dvorak: Cello Concerto
L. v. Beethoven: Violin Concerto
S. Koussevitzky: Double Bass Concerto
J. Brahms: Violin Concerto

 

17+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

Change of programme due to COVID-19:

F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: String Symphony No. 10 in B minor
W. A. Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major, KV 314
E. Grieg: Suite "From Holberg's time"

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

Change of programme due to COVID-19:

F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: String Symphony No. 10 in B minor
W. A. Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major, KV 314
E. Grieg: Suite "From Holberg's time"

Soloist: Clarissa Böck

 

 

 

23 Sep

2020

 

 

Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen | Die Glocke, Bremen

F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: String Symphony No. 10 in B minor
J. S. Bach: Concerto for 2 violins, d Minor, BWV 1043
L. v. Beethoven: Romance No. 2 in F major for violin and orchestra
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 4 in A major, op. 90, "Italian"

Soloists: Julia Fischer, Louis Vandory

 

 

 

25 Sep

2020

 

 

Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen | Großer Kursaal, Bad Wörishofen

Opening Concert of the "Festival der Nationen" 

F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: String Symphony No. 10 in B minor
J. S. Bach: Concerto for 2 violins, d Minor, BWV 1043
L. v. Beethoven: Romance No. 2 in F major for violin and orchestra
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 4 in A major, op. 90, "Italian"

Soloists: Julia Fischer, Louis Vandory

 

 

11+12 Oct

2020

 

 

 

Staatskapelle Weimar | Deutsches Nationaltheater, Weimar

Step-in for Michael Boder

A. Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht, op. 4 (1943 version for string orchestra)
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, op. 56, "Scottish"

 

 

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 for violin and orchestra
Modest Petrowitsch Mussorgski: Bilder einer Ausstellung, arr. Maurice Ravel

Change of programme due to COVID-19:

R. Strauss: Ouvertüre und Tanzszene from "Ariadne auf Naxos"
John Corigliano: "The Red Violin", suite for violin and orchestra
R. Strauss: "Der Bürger als Edelmann", Suite op. 60

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

Cancelled due to COVID-19.

 

 

 

 

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

Cancelled due to COVID-19.

 

 

 

 

Filarmonica Teatro Regio | Teatro Regio, Torino

Programme tba

 

 

 

 

 

1 Jan

2021

Cancelled due to COVID-19.

 

 

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

Cancelled due to COVID-19.

 

 

 

Orchestra Leonore | Pistoia, Italy

D. Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 
J. Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D Major

Soloist: Enrico Bronzi

 

28 Jan

2021

 

 

 

 

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

E. Grieg: Suite "From Holberg's time", op. 40
R. Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll
Ch. Gounod: Symphony No. 1 in D major

 

 

29 Jan

2021

 

 

 

 

Real Filharmonía de Galicia | Auditorio Afundación, Vigo

E. Grieg: Suite "From Holberg's time", op. 40
R. Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll
Ch. Gounod: Symphony No. 1 in D major

 

10 Feb

2021

Cancelled due to COVID-19.

 

 

 

SWR Symphonieorchester | Konzerthaus Freiburg

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

 

 

11 Feb

2021

Cancelled due to COVID-19.

 

 

 

SWR Symphonieorchester | Mozartsaal, Liederhalle Stuttgart

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

 

 

15 - 18 Feb

2021

 

 

 

SWR Symphonieorchester | Beethovensaal, Liederhalle Stuttgart

Recording session

A. Vivaldi: "Winter" from "The Four Seasons"
W.A. Mozart: Serenade for Strings No. 13 in G Major, KV 525, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"
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

Cancelled due to COVID-19.

 

 

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"

 

 

3 June

2021

 

 

 

 

NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover | Großer Sendesaal des NDR, Hannover

Last-minute step-in for Thomas Søndergård

F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64 
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, op. 90, "Italian"

Soloist:
James Ehnes, violin

 

8 June

2021

 

 

 

 

Sinfonieorchester Basel | Stadtcasino, Basel

M. Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major
B. Bartók: Violin Concerto Nr. 1 Sz 36 op. posth.
W. Lutosławski: "Les espaces du sommeil" for baritone and orchestra
S. Rachmaninow: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43

Soloists:
Fuko Ishii, piano
Anatol Toth, violin
Antoin Herrera-López, baritone
Alice Burla, piano

 

27 June

2021

 

 

 

 

Konzerthausorchester Berlin | Stolpe an der Peene, Haferscheune des Gutshauses

Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

M. Bruch: Concerto for Clarinet, Viola and Orchestra, op. 88
F. Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in Bb Major, D 485

Soloists:
Sabine Meyer, clarinet
Nils Mönkemeyer, viola

 

2 Jul

2021

 

 

Musikkollegium Winterthur | Rychenbergpark, Winterthur

W. A. Mozart: Konzert für zwei Klaviere und Orchester Es-Dur, KV 365
C. Saint-Saëns: “Le carnaval des animaux”, Grande fantaisie zoologique
Ch. Gounod: Sinfonie Nr. 1 D-Dur

Soloists: Lucas & Arthur Jussen

 

15 Jul

2021

 

 

Filarmonica Teatro Regio Torino | Reggia di Venaria, Torino

B. Smetana: Vltava ("The Moldau") from Má vlast ("My Fatherland")
F. Poulenc: Suite from "Les Biches"
E. Elgar: Enigma Variations, op. 36

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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To contact Felix directly,

please write to contact@felixmildenberger.com

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