Peter Erdei was born in Debrecen, Hungary in 1975. He received his diploma in Budapest in 1999 from the Franz Liszt Music Academy having studied with Ferenc Tarjani.
His first engagement as a professional musician was at the State Opera in Budapest. He has won several national and international prizes in horn competitions. He has worked with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Lorin Maazel, Sir John Elliot Gardiner and Daniele Gatti.
Peter Erdei has played ripieno horn with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2000.