Thomas Selditz

Thomas Selditz has been a professor in Germany and Austria for more than 25 years. After a career as 1st solo violist at the Berlin State Opera, he worked as a chamber musician in permanent formations such as the Gaede Trio and the Hugo Wolf Quartet Vienna. His solo and chamber music recordings have been honoured worldwide. He currently teaches at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

Thomas Selditz comes from a family of musicians. He was principal violist under Daniel Barenboim at the Staatskapelle Berlin. Later he taught as a professor in Hanover and Hamburg until 2010, when he was appointed professor for viola at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

Founder of the renowned Gaede Trio for more than 20 years, he performed first as violist and later as violinist of the trio. He was also a regular member the Hugo Wolf Quartet between 2013 and 2016, with which he performed at New York's Carnegie Hall, Vienna's Konzerthaus, London's Wigmore Hall and at the Cité de la musique in Paris.

As a chamber musician, he has been invited to many renowned international music festivals and has released more than 20 CD recordings for numerous labels including Sony, Largo Records, Tacet, MDG, Audite and Phoenix. His CD with works for viola and piano by Henri Vieuxtemps was awarded with the Diapason d´Or/France and the German Record Critics’ Award in 2003. He recorded as a soloist the Sinfonia Concertante by Walter Braunfels with the BBC Concert Orchestra under the baton of Johannes Wildner. This recording was also awarded the German Record Critics’ Award in 2019.