Péter Somodari began playing the cello at the age of three. Between 1997 and 2006 he studied at the music academies of Budapest and Saarbrücken, receiving important impulses from Làszlo Mezö, Miklos Perényi, Gustav Rivinius and György Kurtàg. He holds numerous awards, among which the first prize at the 2005 International Music Competition in Marktneukirchen.
He has appeared in performance with such renowned musicians as Christian Tetzlaff, Leonidas Kavakos, Patricia Kopatschinskaja, Tabea Zimmermann, Boris Pergamenschikov, Truls Mork, Miklos Perenyi, Alexej Lubimov, György Kurtàg, Jonatan Gilad and Marta Gulyas. From 1997 to 2001 Péter Somodari collaborated with the Budapest Strings, both as their section’s cellist as well as appearing as a soloist. In the period to follow he was member of the Keller Quartet and member of the Hungarian State Opera.
Since 2004 he holds the position as solo cellist of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra. From 1th of September 2012 Peter Somodari is Solocellist at the Vienna Stateopera House and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.