Born in 1955 in Moscow. Prof. Seleznev graduated from the Moscow State P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory (class of People's Artist of the USSR, Professor Natalia Shakhovskaya) in 1980, and graduated from the post-graduate studies (class of Professor Natalia Shakhovskaya and Leo Ginzburg) in 1984.
He played in ensembles with Sviatoslav Richter, Yuri Bashmet, Ilya Grubert, Konstantin Orbelian, Valentin Feigin, David Geringas, Marine Yashvili. He performed in major cities of Russia and abroad as part of the Moskontsert String Quartet. Together with his regular partner, Honored Artist of Russia Tamara Oganezova (piano), he performed the concert series “Three Centuries of Cello Sonata”, which includes over 30 pieces.
Since 1990, Aleksey Seleznev has been teaching at the Moscow Conservatory in two departments (cello and the department of history and artistic performance), as well as at Central Music School, Tchaikovsky Academic Music College at the Moscow State Conservatory, and the F. Chopin Moscow State College of Music Performance. More than 30 of his students of different ages were awarded the titles of winners, laureates and diploma winners of international and national competitions.
Since 1993, Alexey Seleznev is a permanent expert at the New Names International Charity Foundation. He leads the Ensemble of Cellists and the String Quartet of the Foundation.
As a member of the jury, he participated in international and Russian competitions in Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Jägersdorf (Germany), Beograde (Serbia), Astana (Kazakhstan). Professor Seleznev holds workshops and open lessons in higher and secondary schools of music and conservatories, as well as at competitions and festivals in Russia, Germany, Austria, Poland, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, Finland, South Korea, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia , Kazakhstan. Since 1993, he annually gives a series of workshops in the framework of the International Summer School "New Names".