Konstantin SELLHEIM (viola, Germany) already numbers among the most sought-after instrumentalists of his generation. He was a student of Prof. Atila Aydintan at the Hannover University of Music and Theatre. In 1996 he started his viola studies with Volker Worlitzsch, Orchestra of the North German Broadcasting Corporation (NDR ) Hannover, continuing in 1999 with Hartmut Rohde, Berlin University of the Arts, and in 2004 with Nobuko Imai in Amsterdam and Wilfried Strehle, Berlin Philharmonic. He got important inspirations by Tabea Zimmermann, Rainer Moog and Yuri Bashmet.
Konstantin Sellheim has won prizes at numerous international competitions, especially is tobe mentioned the “International Brahms Competition Pörtschach, Austria” in 2002 and the
“International Max Rostal Competition Berlin” in 2004. Besides he was a guest at the Berlin
Philharmonic Orchestra and big international festivals like the “Mahler’s festival” of Toblach
and the “Berliner” and “Wiener Festwochen” as well as the “Beethoven-Fest Bonn”.
After being a member of the Staatskapelle Berlin under the direction of Daniel Barenboim,
he became in 2006 violist at the Munich Philharmonic. Besides, Konstantin Sellheim
is teaching at the Berlin University of the Arts as an assistant professor of Prof. Hartmut
Rohde. He is performing chamber music with partners like Michael Schade, Igor Levit,
Giora Feidman, Gautier Capucon, Katharina Sellheim (Duo Sellheim) and Helmut Deutsch.
His Debut recording with the Viola Quartet of the Munich Philharmonic, the Tertis Viola
Ensemble was published in 2011, his new duo album “Fantasy”, where he and his sister
Katharina Sellheim as “Duo Sellheim” recorded the viola sonatas of Rebecca Clarke, Paul
Hindemith and Robert Schumannn, was released in 2012.