Erich Traxler studied organ, harpsichord and piano at the Brucknerkonservatorium Linz, Upper Austria and at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Michael Radulescu, August Humer, Wolfgang Glüxam, Gordon Murray and Brett Leighton. Numerous prizes at national competitions for piano and organ. Graduation with distinction in all subjects, merit prize from the University of Music Vienna.
For postgradual studies he went to Basel (CH) and studied at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis; organ with Andrea Marcon, Wolfgang Zerer und Jean-Claude Zehnder, harpsichord and basso continuo with Jesper Christensen.
Masterclasses with Ton Koopman and Bernhard Haas.
Erich Traxler won first prices at international organ competitions in Goldrain, Italy 2003 and Bochum, Germany 2005.
Regular concert activity in Europe, the USA, South America, Korea and Japan. As chamber musician he performs regularly with Ensembles such as L’Orfeo Barockorchester, Ars Antiqua Austria and Ensemble Castor.
Since 2018 Erich Traxler teaches at the University of Music Vienna (mdw) as Professor for harpsichord. From 2013 to 2018 he taught at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität Vienna (muk) and was visiting lector at masterclasses, e. g. at the University of Music Belgrade and Notre Dame University (USA).