As first woman ever in the seventy-year history of the ARD International Music Competition
Munich Selina Ott was awarded 1st Prize in the category trumpet in September 2018
at the age of only 20.
Subsequently, she has been invited to perform with leading
orchestras such as the WDR Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester
Berlin, and the Czech Philharmonic, at international festivals like Bachfest Leipzig,
Grafenegg, Rheingau Musik Festival and SWR Schwetzinger Festspiele, and at concert
halls such as Wiener Konzerthaus and Musikverein Wien.
Selina Ott started her music
studies at the age of five years on the piano. One year later, she began to study
trumpet with her father Erich Ott. She continued her studies at the University of
Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Martin Mühlfellner, at the University of
Music in Karlsruhe with Reinhold Friedrich, and at the Music and Arts University
of the City of Vienna (MUK) with Roman Rindberger.
In addition, she attended masterclasses
of Gabor Tarkövi, Jens Lindemann, Kristian Steenstrup, Allen Vizzutti, Bo Nilsson,
Hans Gansch, Guillaume Couloumy, and Klaus Schuhwerk.
In her young career Selina Ott
has been awarded eight times the first prize of the Austrian prima la musica competition
in the category trumpet solo on regional and national level, and she received the
first prize of the 2017 Lions Music Prize.