Thomas Selditz grew up in Berlin where he also studied music at the “Hanns Eisler“ Hochschule für Musik with Alfred Lipka. He became solo violist for the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. Five years later he received an engagement from Daniel Barenboim to play with the Staatskapelle Berlin as 1th Principal Viola. Since 2010 he has been professor at University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. In 1999 Thomas Selditz left the Staatsoper in Berlin to be able to focus more intensively on his chamber music work. From 1999 to 2005 he was professor at the Musikhochschule in Hannover, 2005 to 2010 at the Musikhochschule in Hamburg.
1990-2013 Thomas Selditz has been a member of the Gaede String Trio. This trio has been invited to play concerts in most European countries, in Japan and the United States. He has regularly performed as a guest musician in festivals such as the Mozartfest in Würzburg, the Schleswig- Holstein Festival, the European Musikfest Stuttgart, the Rheingau- Festival, at Theatre du Châtelet /Paris. He joined as a regular member the famous Hugo Wolf Quartet between 2013 and 2016. The concerts with this quartet include among other the Carnegie Hall/New York, Konzerthaus/Vienna, Wigmore Hall/London and Cité de la musique/Paris.
Selditz has recorded for several labels including Largo Records, Tacet, Sony, MDG, Audite and Phoenix. As lover of chamber music, Thomas Selditz collaborates with colleagues as Ernst Kovacic, Patrick Demenga, Quirine Viersen, Markus Schirmer, Benjamin Schmid, Gewandhaus Quartett Leipzig, Trio Parnassus, Auryn Quartett, Arditti Quartet. His CD with the complete works for viola and piano by Henri Vieuxtemps was awarded with the Diapason/France and the Prize of the German Record Critics award in 2003.