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My approach

Welcome to my website!


Nice that you stop by!


I hope you can get an insight into my work and my projects and get an impression of my approach, versatility and openness towards new things  music and arts without losing sight of "tradition".


I move with great joy in the area between classical chamber music, solo programs and cross-genre projects that test and overcome the boundaries of musical styles, maybe even give them new qualities.


As the artistic director of the Cello Expansion concert series in Vienna, I constantly strive to show the cello, the music, in new contexts, in terms of programming, but also, for example, the concert venues - the genius loci - in order to present classical and other music  in a bit of a different, lighter way than in our sometimes somewhat rigid concert business.


Of course, it is also important to me to pass on my knowledge and to support young cellists on their way to becoming a musician.


I look forward to you clicking through the many projects that have emerged in recent years, from the old Viennese music - Bach fusion "Schrammelbach" to subtle sonata programs, from solo projects such as "Cello on Fire" or "Roots" to a program dedicated to music for cello and jazz trio!


Me and my melodious Italian cello look forward to playing for you soon!


Peter Hudler 


Peter Hudler, currently based in Vienna, Austria, is highly active as an independent musician, teacher and presenter. His concert activities range from chamber music to solo programs and projects testing out the blurring of genre lines between classical music, jazz, world music and others. 


Peter Hudler has collaborated with some of the most outstanding chamber musicians such as Paul Gulda, Thomas Riebl, Erich Höbarth, Christoph Meier, Bruno Giuranna, Rainer Schmidt and Stefan Mendl. 

Amongst his partners from non-classical genres such as Jazz and Wienerlied have been Andreas Teufel, the Wladigeroff Brothers, Albin Paulus, Matthias Loibner, Gina Schwarz and Agnes Palmisano. 


His solo Cello program "Cello On Fire" has received outstanding reviews in Austria and internationally, was taken on an extensive UK Tour in 2022 and an Austrian Tour in 2023. Cello On Fire was released as an album by Gramola Wien in 2022 with the support of the Österreichische Musikfonds.


His projects have brought him to prestigious festivals and venues, amongst them the Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg, Konzerthaus Vienna, Bachfest Leipzig, Bachfest Schaffhausen, the Moz-art Festival, Halbthurner Schlosskonzerte, Radio Kulturhaus Wien, Moscow Philharmony and many other.


Peter Hudler is the artistic director of the Vienna-based concert series "Cello Expansion" that started in Vienna in 2019, regularly welcomes some of the most distinguished Viennese and international musicians as guests and provides the Viennese audience with a wide range of innovative concert formats and highly original music programming. (


With his Duo Schrammelbach ( he is a composer and arranger besides playing cello and singing as well. 


As an orchestra player Peter has worked as permanent Solocellist of the Danish Chamber Players/Storströms Kammerensemble in 2014 and was Solocellist at NOSO (Northern Opera and Symphony Orchestra) in Norway. He participated in various projects with the Camerata Salzburg, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Le Concert Olypmpique, Mozarteum Orchester, Royal Philharmonic Stockholm and Tonkünstler Orchester Niederösterreich amongst others. 


As a pedagoge Peter has worked with students at Wiener Musikakademie, Prayner Konservatorium Wien and MGK Denmark. He was a guest teacher at the Barenboim/Said Foundation in Ramallah and has been working with private students for many years. 


Peter Hudler studied at the Conservatory of Vienna and at Mozarteum Salzburg where he finished both Bachelor and Master with honors. Masterclasses with high profile cellists such as Enrico Dindo, Antonio Meneses, Enrico Bronzi, Thorleif Thedeen and Pieter Wispelwey helped him develop further. His chamber music education was highly influenced by Thomas Riebl and Rainer Schmidt of the Hagen Quartett.


Peter Hudler plays a Cello by Giovanni Cavani (Spilamberto, around 1900, private loan) 


Click to download in high resolution. Credits: Julia Wesely

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