Samuel Selle was born in Heidelberg in 1986 and began playing the cello at the age of six. In addition to his studies in Hamburg and Cologne with Bernhard Gmelin, Sebastian Klinger and the Alban Berg Quartet, numerous encounters with, among others, Arto Noras, Wolfgang Boettcher, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, the Beaux Arts Trio and the Artemis Quartet shape the artistic understanding.
Samuel Selle has won numerous prizes at national and international competitions in the categories of solo and chamber music. He was awarded the special prize of the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Masefield Study Prize of the Alfred Toepfer Foundation for his special musical achievements and, as a long-standing scholarship holder, also received funding from the German Foundation for Music Life (Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben), the Oscar and Vera Ritter-Foundation, the Rotary Club Hamburg and the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation Live Music Now.
In addition to his concert activities, he is a juror in various competitions and works as a teacher for young musicians. He is teaching at the Hamburg Youth Chamber Music Initiative and at the Hamburg Conservatory.
He has been the cellist of the Trio Adorno since 2006.
Samuel Selle plays a cello by Celeste Farotti, Milan 1901.