As a harpsichordist and organist, Erich Traxler is primarily concerned with music between around 1600 and 1800. His main focus in interpreting is on exploring the “musical craft” as the basis for music creation in the Baroque era and the direct linguistic aspect of music right up to the present 19th century.
His concert activities include appearances as a soloist on harpsichord and organ as well as chamber musicians with various formations (including L’Orfeo Baroque Orchestra, Ars Antiqua Austria, Accentus Austria, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Castor). Previous tours have taken him to most countries in Europe as well as to the USA, South America, South Africa, South Korea and Japan. Numerous CD and radio recordings document his work.
Erich Traxler received his musical training in Linz and Vienna from Michael Radulescu, August Humer, Wolfgang Glüxam, Gordon Murray, Brett Leighton and Augusta Campagne. A postgraduate course took him to Basel at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, where he received important impulses from musicians such as Andrea Marcon, Wolfgang Zerer, Jean-Claude Zehnder and Jesper Christensen. As an organist, he won 1st prize in international organ competitions (Goldrain / I 2003, Bochum / D 2005).
From 2013 to 2018 Erich Traxler led a harpsichord class at the Vienna University of Music and Art (MUK). Since 2018 he has been Professor of Harpsichord at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw) .