Studied at the Vienna Music University piano and composition. In 1965 fourth prize at the International Beethoven-Competition in Vienna, in 1969 first prize at the International Music Competition in Geneva. Since then Peter Efler makes guest appearances in all European countries, Asia, and South America. 1969 – 1996 professor in Basel, since 1996 professor for piano at the University of Music in Vienna. Master classes in Vienna, Salzburg, Sweden, Berlin, Korea, Japan and South America.