Principal Violoncello of the Bochum Symphonic Orchestra
Wolfgang Sellner has been the Bochum Symphony Orchestra's principal cellist since 1991. The musician, born in Wuppertal, was initially a junior student in Aachen and later continued his studies
in Paris at the Conservatoire National and Berlin at the HdK. His professors were Klaus Heitz, Marcel Bardon and Eberhard Finke. A scholarship from the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic
Orchestra enabled further studies with Ottomar Borwitzky. He received important additional impulses at master courses led by Heinrich Schiff, Siegfried Palm and William Pleeth.
In addition to his work with the Bochum Symphony Orchestra, Wolfgang Sellner is intensively committed to chamber music and contemporary music. He has worked on numerous premieres, among others by Sofia Gubaidulina, Stefan Heucke, Friedhelm Aufenanger and Kaija Saariahoo.
Wolfgang Sellner was a cellist in the Cologne Miro String Quartet and founded the Bermuda4 Quartet that existed until 2017. His “Ensemble Bracelli” is dedicated entirely to the music of the American composer Louis Hardin / Moondog.
In the 2019/2020 season, Wolfgang Sellner will be heard amongst others as a soloist in the cello concerto by V. Azarashvili with the Bochum Symphony Orchestra and in the premiere of Stefan Heucke's cello solo sonata.
He plays a cello by Gand & Bernadel from 1878.