Prof. Andreas Mildner

Harp | Harp section spokesperson
Office hours: by arrangement

Andreas Mildner, born in 1984, is certainly one of the most interesting harpists of his generation. Through "technical brilliance" and his "unbelievably aesthetic playing with the timbres" he manages to inspire the press and the audience again and again. He discovered his enthusiasm for the harp at the age of six and was accepted into Gisèle Herbet's harp class at the age of 14. He received further impulses from Ursula Holliger, Frederique Cambreling and Marie-Pierre Langlamet. After graduating "with distinction" in 2007, he completed his studies in 2009 in the "master class".

With his extraordinary and extensive repertoire, Andreas Mildner is a much sought-after soloist in Germany and abroad. He made his solo debut at the age of 17 with the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Prague. Since then he has been regularly invited by various renowned orchestras, including the WDR and SWR Symphony Orchestras and the Bremen Philharmonic. In addition to his successes at the German University Competition and the German Music Competition, he won 1st prize at the "6th International Harp Contest Arpista Ludovico" in Madrid in 2009, as well as two special prizes for the best interpretation of the two final concerts, and was subsequently awarded the "Bavarian Culture Prize". In 2012, he received the "Bavarian Art Promotion Award". He was also a scholarship holder of the Jürgen Ponto Foundation, the German Foundation for Musical Life, the German National Academic Foundation and the German Music Council.

In 2007 Andreas Mildner received a teaching assignment and was appointed professor at the HfM Würzburg in 2015. Andreas Mildner is a recurring guest at numerous music festivals (Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, Schleswig Holstein Musikfestival, Festival Mitte Europa, World Harp Congress, Luzern Festival, International Harp Festival Rio de Janeiro etc.).