Selini Quartet

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Violin: Nadia Kalmykova

Violin: Ljuba Kalmykova

Viola: Loredana Apetrei

Cello: Loukia Loulaki


Coming from Russia, Romania and Greece, the four musicians met in Vienna, where they formed the Selini Quartet in 2017. Since then, thanks to their commitment to the score, combined with their powerful sound and wide range of emotions, they have been performing around Europe and have won prestigious awards. All these have now led the Selini Quartet to be selected to represent Austria's music scene across the world, through the "NASOM-New Austrian Sound Of Music" program, for the seasons 2020-2022. The Selini Quartet is a prizewinner of several competitions, such as "Prague Spring International Music Competition" 2021 (Czech Republic), "Ysaye International Music Competition" 2021 (Belgium), "mdw great talent award" 2021 (Austria), "Szymanowski International Music Competition" 2018 (Poland) as well as of the "Artis Quartet Prize" of ISA Competition (Austria) 2018.


Nadia Kalmykova

Nadia Kalmykova was born in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. At the age of 12, she moved to Norway, where she entered the prestigious Barratt-Due Music Institut in Oslo to study with Professor Isaac Schuldman. From 2011 she continued her studying with Prof. Pavel Vernikov at the Music and Arts University of Vienna. Currently Nadia is making a chamber music master degree with Prof. Johannes Meissl at University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Nadia is a prizewinner of several international competitions: 1st Prize and public Prize at International Duo Competition "A feast of Duos" in Switzerland (2016), 2nd prize at Padova International Music Competition (2013), 1st prize “Citta di Moncalieri” (2014), as well as 1st Prizes at all Norwegian national competitions.


Ljuba Kalmykova

Liubov Kalmykova was born in 1992, in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. When she was 12, the family moved to Norway and since 2006 Liubov became a student of Isaac Schuldman, at the renowned Barratt–Due Music Institute. 2011-2017 Liubov studied at the“Music and Arts Univercity of Vienna“ with Professor Pavel Vernikov. October 2017 she graduated with honours and received the «Master of Arts» title. Since 2015 Liubov is studying Chamber Music at the «Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien» with Prof. J. Meissl. Liubov has won 1st prizes at several Norwegian national music competitions. Furthermore she was awarded 1st prize at the European Music Competition "Citta di Moncalieri" in Italy (2014). She performed as soloist with l`Orchestra Classica di Alessandria and several youth orchestras in Norway, Austria and Russia.


Loredana Apetrei

Born in Romania in 1993, Loredana showed an early interest in classical music and started violin lessons at the age of seven. Later studies took her to the National College of Arts Octav Băncilă Iași where she also took up the viola. Her work and talent helped her to win several solo and chamber music prizes at national competitions during the high school years. In 2012 she started to study at the University of Arts Iași with Prof. Constantin Stanciu (Voces Quartet) and in the first semester Loredana played the three suites for viola solo by Max Reger in a recital. She made her solo debut in 2013 with the Brașov Philarmonic Orchestra playing the Viola Concerto by Bela Bartok. Loredana received her Bachelor of Music degree in Romania and is currently completing the Master Studies with Prof. Wolfgang Klos at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.


Loukia Loulaki

 Loukia Loulaki was born in Athens, in 1992. After graduating from the Athens Conservatory with the highest honors, she attended the Post Graduate Courses at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, in Italy, with Natalia Gutman under a scholarship by the “World in Harmony Foundation”. In 2008 she won by the school the Price Premio Walter Boccaccini. Since September 2010, she has been accepted for Master Studies in Vienna ́s Konservatorium with Natalia Gutman (under a scholarship by the “Onassis Foundation”) from where she graduated receiving the highest honors. Loukia Loulaki has performed as a soloist with the Athens State Orchestra, the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Colours,the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, the Youth Philarmonic Orchestra of Vienna, the Paneuropean Philarmonia and the Greek Radio Orchestra.