Born in Heidelberg, Livia Sellin received her first violin lesson at the age of five. She studied at the Freiburg University of Music and 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.
With her piano trio TRIO ALBA she repeatedly performes at international festivals and in great concert halls, among others at Schleswig-Holstein Festival, at Concertgebouw Amsterdam, at Konzerthaus Vienna, at Musikverein Vienna, at Musikverein Graz, at Quincena Musical in Spain, at the world’s greatest chamber music festival at Ottawa, and at Teatro Gran Rex of Buenos Aires that numbers no less than 2000 seats. The trio has toured not only several European countries, but also the other four continents, giving concerts both in North and South America, in China, in Morocco, and in Australia.
Under the German classics label “Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm” (MDG) the trio has produced three CD’s, containing the piano trios by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, the piano trio and the Notturno by Franz Schubert, and the Trio-Phantasie and (together with the violist Wen Xiao Zheng) the ballad for piano quartet by the Austrian composer Joseph Marx. In addition to receiving enthusiastic international critiques the trio has two times been awarded the Pasticcio Prize of the Austrian National Broadcasting Channel of Classical Music Ö1.
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.