Biography

Katharina Sellheim is a passionate chamber musician, song accompanist and soloist. The pianist is enthusiastic about tracking down and telling stories in music. Already during her studies she was engaged by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau as a lieder accompanist for the concerts of his master classes. Since then, Katharina Sellheim has been a regular guest at international podium festivals, most recently at the Beethoven Festival Bonn, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Heidelberger Frühling, the Saksa Kevad (Estonia) and again in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg in 2019.

Katharina Sellheim is a piano partner of renowned artists. And she performs regularly at the Duo Sellheim together with her brother Konstantin, who is a member of the Munich Philharmonic as a violist, and in the Sellheim-Kuti-Trio together with the solo clarinettist of the Munich Philharmonic László Kuti. In addition, the pianist founded the Hanover Piano Trio together with the violinist Lucja Madziar (with Johannes Krebs, violoncello). In September 2018, the trio debuted in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Her CDs "Fantasy" for viola and piano and "Märchenerzählungen" for clarinet, viola and piano were highly praised by the press and the audience, and her performances are recorded as radio and TV recordings by NDR, WDR, SWR and HR.

In addition to her concert career, Katharina Sellheim gladly passes on her knowledge as a lecturer. She teaches at the University of Music and Drama in Hanover, at masterclasses in countries as diverse as Estonia and China, and has accepted the invitation to a guest lecturer at the Barenboim-Said Foundation in Ramallah, as well as taking part in the project Rhapsody in School "and with their education project" Beethoven reloaded "for music education.

On November 8, 2019, the pianist's latest CD will be released in the Piano Trio Hannover together with her brother Konstantin Sellheim, Viola: "Ludwig van Beethoven: Die Klavierquartette WoO 36 1-3 und op. 16a".