Tomáš Šelc bass-baritone
Tomáš Šelc graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava in the class of Peter Mikuláš and in opera singing and choral conducting at the Bratislava Conservatory. In 2013 he received the Student Personality of Slovakia Award 2013/2014 in the Music and Arts category.
He focuses on sacred music, songwriting, opera and operetta genre. Since 2006, he has regularly participated in domestic and foreign international singing competitions (Vráble, Trnava, Karlovy Vary, Kroměříž, Olomouc, Eger, Prague, Munich, Berlin), where he took the top places several times in a row.
He appeared on prestigious concert stages and international festivals (Bratislava Music Festival, Central-European Music Festival in Žilina, Musica Nobilis, Easter Festival of Sacred Music, Prague Spring, Johannesburg International Mozart Festival, Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival, Wratislavia Cantans, Festival de Santander, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and others). He attended masterclasses focused on interpretation of Baroque music led by Peter Schreier in Lubeck.
Tomáš Šelc performed at the world premieres of works by Jorge Bosso and Vladimír Godár. He made recordings for Hänssler Classic (Fauré: Requiem), Pavian Records (Godár: Querela pacis), Accent (Zelenka: Italian Arias), Phaedra (Ján Levoslav Bella) and in 2013 he released his first profile CD - Biographie – published in Pavian Records and his second profile CD entitled Ave Maria et alia opera musicasacra (nominated for Album of the Year 2013 in the Radio Head Awards), published in Music Forum.
He is a member of the prestigious choral and ensemble groups Collegium Vocale Gent, Clemencic Consort, Taverner Consort, Savaria Baroque Orchestra.
Since 2013 he has performed baritone roles in the operas Don Giovanni, Maria di Rohan, La clemenza di Tito, King Teodor in Venice, Carmen, Salome and Gianni Schicchi at the National Theatre in Brno and the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava.