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'this guy can play!' (John Zorn, Jazz legend)

Cello on Fire is a Solo Cello Music Show - not your standard classical recital but a very colorful mix of styles, ranging literally from Baroque to Rock. As the Southside Advertiser put it: "Be prepared to put any pre-conceptions of what a cello can sound like to one side and be prepared to let Peter Hudler re-define this instrument for you." The programme consists of works by contemporary musicians, one or the other more classical piece and a wide range of Jazz and Folk inspired music including spectacularly virtuoso cross over music that altogether makes for an entertaining and colorful night full of Cello surprises.

Some of the best Jazz musicians have contributed pieces to the show, amongst them John Zorn, Ernst Reijseger and Svante Henryson. Added to that are some beautiful Baroque gems by Bach and dall'Abaco, Cross Over pieces by Giovanni Sollima, Tango, Flamenco and more.

Peter has played this show at Radiokulturhaus Vienna, the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, at the Royal Theatre Nottingham, amongst others. UK - Tours in 2022 and 2023, Three Weeks Editor's Choice Award 2019.

Nationwide Austrian Tour in 2023.

The album 'Cello on Fire' was released by Gramola Wien in 2022 and has been supported by the Austrian Music Fund, Österreichischer Musikfonds.


Three Weeks (2017): ★★★★ 'his wonderful playing blurred the boundaries between genres and instruments' The Scotsman (2018): ★★★★ 'beautifully wistful' Southside Advertiser (2019): ★★★★★ 'such a good show' Edinburgh Reporter (2019): ★★★★ 'sense of spontaneity and intimacy' Three Weeks (2019): ★★★★ 'a stunt cellist.....exuberant' FringeReview (2021): 'Engaging, enervating, exciting, extraordinary concert from a highly accomplished cellist Arts Review Edinburgh (2022) ★★★★★ 'will make you re-think just what a cello is capable of sounding like as a musical instrument.'


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