Nadia Kalmykova, violin
Ljuba Kalmykova, violin
Loredana Apetrei, viola
Loukia Loulaki, cello
The Selini Quartet, founded in Vienna in 2016, is the winner of the 2nd prize at the Szymanowski International Music Competition 2018 in Poland.
Even though the quartet has been in action for only two years, the musicians’ dedication and passion has led them to perform in some of Vienna’s major concert venues such as Vienna Musikverein, Vienna Konzerthaus, Schuberthaus, ORF RadioKulturhaus, Burgtheater, Hofburg. Abroad, they have held concerts in Greece, France, Czech Republic and Poland.
Their recent performances have included appearances at the Prague Clarinet Days Festival, the Steirisches Kammermusikfestival in Graz, and the Aegina International Music Festival. Performing a wide range of repertoire has also led them to a collaboration with Wien Modern Festival. In August 2018 the Quartet has been awarded the “Artis Quartet Prize” of ISA Competition (Austria), which made them perform at the ORF RadioKulturhaus, and record for the Austrian national radio.
The musicians have been invited to participate in many prestigious projects including ECMA (European Chamber Music Academy), Musethica and the Quator Diotima’s Academy, during which they were inspired by artists such as Hatto Beyerle (Alban Berg Quartet), Evgenia Epstein (Aviv Quartet), Peter Schumayer (Artis Quartet), Peter Nagy, Diotima Quartet, Vida Vujic and more.
The Selini Quartet is currently attending a Master of Chamber Music with Johannes Meissl at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Upcoming projects include concerts in London and at the Musikverein Vienna and collaborations with other musicians like Avri Levitan.