Samuel Selle (*1986)
Born in Heidelberg, Samuel Selle began learning the cello when he was six years old. After completing his pre college studies at the Hamburg Conservatorium, he furthered his studies with Bernhard Gmelin and the Alban Berg Quartet in Cologne. He is currently studying towards his Masters Degree with Professor Sebastian Klinger at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg. Furthermore, he has been musically influenced in masterclasses with Arto Noras, Wolfgang Boettcher, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Heime Müller, Thomas Selditz, the Beaux Arts Trio and the Artemis Quartet.
Samuel Selle has won many prizes at the german Jugend Musiziert (youth makes music) Competition in solo and chamber music categories, including the Hamburg Philharmonic prize, as well as being a prizewinner at further german and international competitions. For many years he has been supported by the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben, the Oscar and Vera Ritter Fund, the Alfred Toepfer Fund and the Jehudi Menuhin organisation, Live Music Now. He has played with the NDR Symphony Orchestra during a one year fellowship, where he continues to do casual work.
Samuel Selle plays a Cello made by Celeste Farotti, Milan 1901, on a generous private loan.