At the age of 15 Thomas Huder was already enrolled at Berlin University of the Arts where he was taught by such legends as Horst Eichler, Konradin Groth and Robert Platt. After graduation he received a scholarship by the Herbert-von-Karajan Foundation and gained membership to the Orchester-Akademie by the Berliner Philharmoniker. First permanent engagements were with the Thüringen Philharmonie Suhl and Staatsorchester Frankfurt/Oder. Since 1987 Thomas Huder is Principal Trumpeter of Max Raabes Palast Orchester.