Born in Heidelberg, Livia Sellin received her first violin lesson at the age of five. She studied under Jörg Hofmann at the Freiburg University of Music and under Yair Kless at the Graz University of Music, where she graduated with honours in March 2011.
During her studies Sellin was already active as a violinist in the SWR Orchestra of Freiburg and the Vienna Symphony. She performed under renowned conductors such as Mariss Jansons, Franz Welser-Möst, Ivan Fischer, and Fabio Luisi. As a member of the Gustav Mahler Orchestra her concerts took her to some of Europe’s most prestigious concert halls and festivals.
Before founding the TRIO ALBA she had already been active in numerous ensembles, performing concerts in the United States, Italy, Russia, Poland, Abu Dhabi, and Japan.
In addition to her activities as a musician, Livia Sellin has also appeared in public as a moderator. She hosted a widely acclaimed public podium discussion with Nikolaus Harnoncourt in Graz and was producer and host of the monthly radio program »Frauen in der Musik« (Women in Music) for Radio Helsinki.
Livia Sellin performs on a violin by Laurentius Storioni from 1788.