Selina Ott was born in 1998.

 

From 2011 to 2016 she  attended the Hochbegabten- and Vorbereitungslehrgang in the class of Prof. Martin Mühlfellner at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

From April 2015 to July 2016 she additionally attended the precollege in the class of Prof. Reinhold Friedrich at the Musikhochschule in Karlsruhe.

In Oktober 2016 she started her bachelor’s programme with Prof. Roman Rindberger at the Music and Art University of the city Vienna.

 

Masterclasses with Gábor Tarkövi, Jens Lindemann, Kristian Steenstrup, Allen Vizzutti, Bo Nilsson, Prof. Hans Gansch, Guillaume Jehl and Prof. Klaus Schuhwerk complement her studies.

Despite her young age, Selina Ott was already awarded with numerous prices. She got the first price in the competition 'prima la musica' eight times. 

With eleven years Selina got the opportunity to play with the Austrian Youth Brass Band as a soloist at the European Brass Band Championships in the Brucknerhaus Linz.

She also played as a soloist with the WDR Sinfonieorcheter, Franz Schmidt Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe, Chamber Orchestra of the University for Music and performing Arts in Vienna, Symphonic Youth Orchestra of Lower Austria, Brass Band of Upper Austria, Youth Brass Band of Upper Austria and the Brass Band Noricum, . 

 

She played as a substitute  musician in orchestra of Wiener Symphoniker, orchestra of Wiener Volksoper and is a member in the Max Steiner orchestra, Wiener KammerOrchester, Vienna Synchron Stage Orchestra and the Vienna Jeunesse Orchestra.

 

After Selina won the audition at Musica Juventutis she played a concert in the Schubertsaal of the Wiener Konzerthaus in April 2015. In October 2015 Prof. Reinhold Friedrich invited her to play at the Weingartner Musiktage, where she played a concert together with the harp player Alisa Sadikova. 

 

In April 2017 she won the music competition of the Lions Club. Therefore she represented Austria at the European Trumpet Competition in Montreux in September 2017 where she had the honor to play in the final.

 

In 2018 Selina aged 20 years won the 1st Prize of the ARD Music Competition. This makes her the first woman to win a first prize in the trumpet category in the history of the ARD Music Competition. 

@Daniel Delang