Peter's CV

Peter Steidle was born to German parents in 1939 in Bucharest. In 1943, his mother returned with him to Germany after her divorce. After an odyssey from Berlin, through Mecklenburg and a escape through Schleswig-Holstein, he settled down with his mother at relatives in Hameln on the Weser in 1945 (Who doesn't know the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin?).


He spent his school years mostly in boarding schools, where, in 1953, he started to learn autodidactically how to play the French horn. On January 27, 1956 (Mozart's 200th birthday), he played with great pride for the first time Mozart's Horn Concerto KV 447th. On the same date but in 2006 Peter played this concert one more time. Then, after having been an active horn player for 50 years, he decided not to play the horn publicly any longer. From the autumn of 1956 onwards, he studied - first as a junior student, and from the summer semester 1958 as a full student - until 1963 at the Nordwest Deutsch Musik Akademie Detmold Frenchhorn Gustav Neudecker. After that he became involved in the Landesbühne Schleswig-Holstein, In the Operettenhaus Hamburg and in the Städtebundtheater Hof (Hofer Symphoniker). In December 1967, he then achieved his breakthrough into the highly regarded Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt, first as the third/first horn player. From the '80 years on, he switched to the "low horn". On August 28, 2004 Peter performed his last concert in RSOFrankfurt (Shostakovitch 11th Symphony of the Rheingau Festival in the Kurhaus in Wiesbaden under his former conductor Hugh Wolff.)

The Horn Group of RSO Frankfurt on Ascension Day 2004 in Dresden Kreuzkirche -. 3 Sinfony by G. Mahler

His last chamber concert was on June 13, 2004 in the broadcasting hall of the Hessischer Rundfunk - with Peters harmonic music arrangement of Mozart's "Abduction."
In addition to his orchestral activities, Peter Steidle has taught legions of students. Peter Bromig (principal horn in the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg) was among his particularly successful ones along with Clara Christine Hohorst (principal horn at the Essen Philharmonie) and Gabriele Guder (horn player at the Staatstheater Stuttgart), Gerda Wind-Sperlich and Thomas Sonnen (both next to Peter Steidle in the Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt), Frank Stephan (French horn in the Berliner Radio Simphonie Orchester), Markus Bruggaier (horn in the Berlin Staatskapelle), Michael Nassauer (horn player in the Südwestfällisches Simphonieorchester), Ralf Kluge (hornist in the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen),
or Jens Hentschel (principal horn at the Hofer Symphoniker and now Staatstheater Wiesbaden). Peter Cloos (Kassel) and Urla Kahl (Basel) became soloists.
In 1965, Peter Steidle translated Philip Farkas' famous book "The Art of Brass Playing" into German ("Die Kunst der Blechbläser" ed. Hans Pizka). In 1981, Peter Steidle founded, with like-minded friends, the "Frankfurter Bläser Serenade", which is a wind chamber ensemble with which he gained a lot of recognition and aroused his audiences' enthusiasm in countless concerts until 2006. Peter Steidle wrote his arrangements specifically for this ensemble. What is more, Peter is highly interested in the construction of metal wind instruments. With the Company Gebr. Alexander in Mainz and the new company Christopher Cornford in Münster by Dieburg, he has developed many new horn models. The models 200 and 403S of the company Alexander and the horns S3 (triple), L25 and the double Wagner-Tube of Cornford have become serial models. On top of that, Peter is the proud owner of the valuable Collection Vuillermoz.
After his retirement, he was then commissioned by the SES as horn and chamber music teacher.
He spent:

1 year on Mauritius

1 year in Madagascar

one month in Argentina

and a total of 2 years at Shenyang (Northeast China)
as a guest professor.