Mag. Christoph Traxler
Christoph Traxler is one of the most versatile austrian artists. He commenced his first piano instruction at the age of eight. From 1994 to 2002 he studied with Ranko Markovic and Horst Matthaeus at the Anton Bruckner Conservatoire in Linz/Austria.
He gave his orchestral debut with Schumann’s A minor concerto in 2000 and moved to Vienna to study with Heinz Medjimorec and Stefan Arnold at the Vienna University of music and performing arts, where he also received his grand diploma in 2012 with highest honors.
Traxler is the winner of both, the Boesendorfer and the Herbert von Karajan scholarship. In addition he is the winner and laureate of numerous national and international competitions. In 2010 the Vienna Beethoven society chose him for a scholarship for one year.
Despite frequent solo recitals he also appears in chamber music performances (with members of the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic, Hansjoerg Schellenberger, Ernst Ottensamer, Volkhard Steude, Franz Bartolomey and Walter Auer) and as a song accompanist (including Thomas Hampson, Bo Skovhus, Angelika Kirchschlager, Bernarda Fink and Adrian Eröd). Furthermore Christoph Traxler is engaged regularly as a soloist with orchestras like the Staatskapelle Halle, Vienna chamber orchestra, the Vienna chamber philharmonics or the Kaposvár symphonic orchestra with conductors like Ralf Weikert, Manfred Honeck and Stefan Vladar. As member of Philharmonix he has an Abonnement in the big hall of the "Wiener Konzerthaus".
Traxler has performed in many cities of Europe as well as in the United States, Asia and Africa and was part of several CD productions as well as radio and TV broadcasts. Furthermore he is teaching at the University for Music and performing arts and is helding master classes in Austria, Japan, Marokko and the United States.