Othmar Müller was born in 1963, he studied in Vienna and the US.
As founding member of the Artis-Quartet, he appears regularly in important centers of music around the world and plays an annual series of concerts at the Musikverein in Vienna since 1988. The quartet recorded more than 30 CDs, many of those received prestigious awards like Grand Prix du Disque, Prix Caecilia, Diapason d’Or, Wiener Flötenuhr, Echo Klassik and MIDEM Award.
Othmar Müller was Professor for chambermusic at the University Graz, currently he teaches Cello at the Joseph-Haydn-Conservatory Eisenstadt. Masterclasses in the USA, Hong Kong, Austria and at the Casals-Festival Prades are an equally important part of his work. Every year he participates at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the summer academy of Yale University Music School in the US.
Since a few years he plays more frequently solo concertos and recitals (i.a.posthumous first performance of Gottfried von Einem’s „Music for Cello solo“ and the premiere of the cello concerto by Herwig Reiter at the Berlin Konzerthaus). In October 2006 he premiered at the Brahmssaal of the Wiener Musikvereins the “3 Pieces for Cello and Piano” by Alexander Zemlinsky and his Cello Sonata, a piece which had been lost for 112 years. In 2008 his recording of these works was issued on the NAXOS label.
Othmar Müller’s most recent recording are the Haydn Cello Concertos, sonatas by Webern, Weigl and Johanna Müller-Hermann and a CD with trios for flute, cello and piano by Weber and Haydn on the CAMERATA label.
Othmar Müller plays a Violoncello by Andrea Amati, Cremona 1573