“Mit einer bewundernswerten Leichtigkeit artikulierte die Trompeterin die melodischen Linien. Sie gab den Themen mit ihrer nuancierten Tongebung über alle Register hinweg einen feinsinnigen Charakter.”
SILVIA THURNER, KULTUR
Selina Ott was awarded the Opus Klassik Prize 2021 (Concert Recording of the Year) for her debut album “Trumpet Concertos” together with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Roberto Paternostro.
In 2018, Selina Ott became the first woman ever in the seventy-year history of the ARD International Music Competition to win 1st prize in the trumpet category at the age of just 20.
Subsequently, she has been invited to perform with leading orchestras such as the WDR Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, the Czech Philharmonic and at international festivals like Grafenegg, Rheingau Musik Festival, Sauerland Herbst, Festival Emergents Barcelona, Herbstgold Festival Eisenstadt, Musikfest Bremen and SWR Schwetzinger Festspiele, and at concert halls such as Wiener Konzerthaus, Musikverein Wien, Philharmonie Berlin, Philharmonie Luxembourg and the Konzerthaus Berlin.
She has already made her solo debut with such orchestras as Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre conducted by Valery Gergiev, Czech Philarmonie conducted by Semyon Bychkov, the WDR Sinfonieorchester, Hamburger Symphoniker, Haydn Philharmonie, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Collegium Musicum Basel, Philharmonische Orchester Hagen, at the Kölner Philharmonie, Philharmonie Essen, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozarteum Salzburg, Musikverein Wien, Rudolfinum Prag, Musical Theater Basel and the Philharmonie Luxemburg.
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 and at the University of Music in Karlsruhe with Reinhold Friedrich.
In 2020 Selina graduated with distinction (Bachelor of Arts) in the class of Roman Rindberger at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna (MUK).
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.
Selina released her first album in October 2020 in collaboration with the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna under the baton of Roberto Paternostro with works by Arutiunian, Peskin and Desenclos by the label Orfeo.
This Recording was rewarded with a OPUS KLASSIK 2021 for best Concerto Recording (trumpet).
In June 2021 her second CD together with pianist En-Chia Lin was released by the label Orfeo.
In November 2020 she did recordings for another album together with the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Maria Radutu (piano) under the baton of Dirk Kaftan, which was released in march 2022.