1963 born in Vienna

1968 studies at the Vienna Conservatory and with Prof.Valentin Erben at the Wiener Musikhochschule

1980 Foundation of the Artis-Quartet

1982-83 Member of the RSO Vienna

1982-84 Principal Cellist of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra

1984/85 chamber-music-studies in Cincinnati, OH (USA) with the LaSalle Quartet since then professional chamber-musician with the:

Artis-Quartet Vienna
Awards at competitions 1983 Cambridge (EBU), 1984 Evian, 1985 Yellow Springs
since 1988 dedicated concert-series at the Brahmssaal of the Wiener Musikvereins by invitation of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien
1990-1995 Exclusive-contract with "SONY Classical", recordings on the ORFEO, Universal and other labels, more than 30 CDs, several record-awards (Grand Prix du Disque, Midem Classical Award, ECHO Klassik, Prix Caecilia, Diapason d'Or, Wiener Flötenuhr, Platte d.Monats (Audio), Pick of the Month (BBC Music Magazine), Editors Choice (Gramophone) and in 2009 the 'MIDEM Classical Award).
Concerts in prestigious venues (Herkulessaal, München; Philharmonie, Berlin; Alte Oper Frankfurt, Wigmore Hall, London; Salle Pleyel, Paris; Carnegie Hall, New York; Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires; Academia di Santa Caecilia, Rom; Stephaniensaal, Graz etc.) and at international festivals (Salzburger Festspiele, Wiener Festwochen, Ravinia Festival, Pablo-Casals-Festival, Dresdner Musikfestwochen, Schubertiade Feldkirch, Würzburger Mozartfest, Brucknerfest Linz, Carinthischer Sommer, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Hong Kong Arts-Festival, Flandern Festival etc.)

1993-1998 and 2007-09 Guestprofessor for Chambermusic at the Music University Graz (Exp.Oberschützen)
Masterclasses (chamber and solo) in USA, Hong Kong, France and Austria

since 2008 teaches Violoncello at the Joseph Haydn Conservatory Eisenstadt.

Solo activities like first perfomances of Gottfried von Einem's "Musik für Cello solo" and the cello concerto by Herwig Reiter (Berlin Konzerthaus) as well as the presentation of the recently discovered Sonata by Alexander Zemlinsky at the Musikverein in Vienna.
His Zemlinsky-recording received "5 tuning forks" by the french magazine "Diapason".

The recording of Haydn's Cello Concertos has been released on CAMERATA, as well as a CD with Cellosonatas by K.Weigl, J.Müller-Hermann and A.Webern and two more discs with piano-trios and works for cello by Richard Rössler.


Othmar Müller's instrument is a Violoncello by Andrea Amati, Cremona 1573 and has been lent by the Collection of Musical Instruments by the Austrian National Bank.

last update 03/23/2014