Marina Seltenreich is co-founder of the LGT Young Soloists. She was born in Saint Petersburg in Russia, and first took piano lessons at the age of six at the art school for gifted children in Saint Petersburg. At the age of 15, Marina Seltenreich moved to Germany and graduated with distinction at the Hochschule für Musik (High School for Music) in Cologne in Prof. Karin Merle’s class. This was followed by two master’s courses, also completed with distinction, at the Musikhochschule Mannheim in the class of Prof. Ragna Schirmer and Prof. Paul Dan. She received additional musical impulses from professors such as Arbo Valdma, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Vladimir Krainev Anthony Spiri and Sorina Aust-Ioan.
As a pianist Marina Seltenreich regularly performs both as a soloist and in chamber music in major concert halls and at international festivals. Numerous tours have taken her across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, North America and South Africa. Her concert performances have been captured on a large number of radio, television and concert recordings, with broadcasters such as Bayerischer Rundfunk, WQXR New York, Rai Italia and NHK Japan.
Chamber music is particularly important to Marina Seltenreich. As a partner in chamber music and répétiteuse she has worked with renowned artists including Nils Mönkemeyer, Zakhar Bron and Franz Bartolomey. With her duo partner Alexander Gilman she has played works by Brahms, Prokofiev and Wieniawski, and received outstanding reviews for her CD that appeared on the OehmsClassics label. The Süddeutsche Zeitung attested her “rare perfection, sinuous articulation, beauty and clarity”. For years Marina Seltenreich has been répétiteuse in Alexander Gilman’s master class and accompanies his students across the globe at concert performances and music competitions.