Mayumi Seiler is of Japanese-German heritage and was raised in Salzburg, Austria.
She started the violin at the age of three, studied at the Mozarteum with, amongst others, with the legendary Sandor Végh and forged her career in London, England where she was performing under the Holt management for many years.
Her solo CDs include EMI recordings with the Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Haydn concertos as well as sonata recording for JVC and chamber music repertoire for Hyperion and Capriccio.
The BBC music magazine wrote about her: “she persuades you to share her absorption” and
The Strad Magazine “Mayumi Seiler unites the technical excellence of the Orient with the grand chamber music tradition of Germany”.
She has performed as a soloist under conductors such as Neville Marriner, Christopher Hogwood, Sandor Végh, Maxim Vengerov and Peter Ounjian. Invitations to orchestras such as The Royal Philharmonic, The Berlin Symphony, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Salzburg Camerata, Hong Kong Philharmonic and Toronto Symphony lead her to perform in venues like Musikverein, Carnegie Hall, Barbican, Concertgebow and Roy Thompson Hall.
Mayumi was the founder and artistic director of the successful chamber music series called Via Salzburg “One of the best roads to our musical hearts” ( Toronto Star).
For 14 years she mentored and led a string orchestra which performed regularly at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto for sold out audiences. She invited renowned artists from Europe and Asia for smaller or bigger groups and combined different art forms such as dance, pantomime and painting.
“Combustion of creative energy – they clearly love what they are doing” ( Toronto Star)
Ms Seiler has been very active and passionate as a teacher with a previous professorship at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg and master classes in North and South America, Europe and Asia. She currently teaches at The Glenn Gould School in Toronto where she resides.
Mayumi Seiler has been given the use of the Croall Stradivarius from 1684 by a private individual.