|Born||22 June 1971
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK
|Occupation||Musician, tv personality, teacher|
Seldis attended Chetham's School of Music in Manchester, from 1979 to 1989. He was originally a violinist and changed to the double bass aged 14, and studied with Duncan McTier. In 1989, he attended the Royal Academy of Music in London studying the double bass with Robin McGee. In 1992 he moved to Salzburg to study with Klaus Stoll at the Mozarteum.
As a soloist he has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Orchestra of St. Johns Smith Square and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and is an active chamber music player and performs many recitals with James Pearson. He is also a regular member of the John Wilson Orchestra.
In 1998 he was appointed principal player of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and in 2008 moved to the Netherlands to become principal (1st solo) double bass of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam.
In 2008, Seldis was a judge on the BBC 2 television series Maestro. In 2012 he appeared again as a judge on Maestro at the Opera, a three-part series which opened on BBC2 on 4 May 2012. In December 2012, Seldis was a judge on the first Dutch series of Maestro, where he returned in 2014. He also appeared on 'Het Orkest van Nederland', as a co-host, on Dutch TV station RTL4 in winter 2014.