Born in 1973, Erich Oskar Huetter studied with Hildgund Posch at the University of Music in Graz and Reinhard Latzko at the Musikakademie in Basel where in 1999 he gained the soloist's diploma and teachers diploma (both with highest distinction).
Supported by a scholarship granted by the Austrian Minestry of Foreign Affairs, he then went on to study with the exceptional cellists Janos Starker at Indiana University and Ralph Kirshbaum at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and got further artistic stimulation through Mischa Maisky at the Accademia Chigiana Siena.
While still a student, Erich won numerous prizes at competitions in Vienna, Stresa, Düsseldorf and Gorizia and performed as a soloist with renowned orchestras in Austria, Italy and Switzerland (e.g. Basler Symphoniker, Radio Symphonie Orchester Basel).
As an active soloist and chamber musician Erich Oskar Huetter has toured extensively throughout Europe (including concert halls in Vienna, Prague, Paris, Zagreb, Torino, Lecce, Campobasso, Catania, Lyon, London, Basel and Cyprus), North America (Washington, Baltimore, Richmond, Indianapolis), Canada (Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto), Israel (Tel Aviv, Jerusalem) and Palestine (Ramallah, Jerusalem) where he is a frequent guest at international festivals (e.g. Le Vie del Barocco, Emilia Romagna Music Festival, Festival Campo Basso, Styriarte, Spirit and Place Indiana). He is regularly giving master classes at various American universities (e.g. Indiana University, Butler University, DePauw University), as well as at the National Conservatory of Birzeit University Ramallah and the International Summer Academy Stift Rein.
Erich Oskar Huetter is a member of the Trio Eusebius and Arcus Ensemble Vienna, an ensemble with a strong emphasis on contemporary music. He also makes music with Stefan Heckel and Horst-Michael Schaffer. This trio combines medieval music with elements coming from jazz and improvisation.
Besides his active career as soloist and chamber musician he is the founder and artistic director of the Styrian Chamber Music Festival, Grazer Osterfestival and the festival Grazer Advent.
Numerous appearances on radio and television as well as CD recordings made him known to a wider public.
In January 2004, Erich Oskar Huetter has accepted an invitation of the world renowned conductor Daniel Barenboim to participate as a professor of cello in his peacemaking project in Palestine (Ramallah). The goal of the project, initialized by Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said, is establishing a Palestinian youth orchestra.