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 Venice Baroque Orchester, Bach Consort Wien, Ensemble saitsiing und musica novantica vienna.
Numerous recordings for CD and radio.
Erich Traxler teaches harpsichord at the Musik und Kunst University Vienna and is visiting lector at masterclasses, e. g. at the University of Music Belgrade and Notre Dame University (USA). From March 2018 onward he will be Professor of harpsichord at the University of Music Vienna (mdw).