Robert Traksmann started his violin studies at the age of four and went on to graduate from the Tallinn Music High School (2014, teacher Tiiu Peäske) and the Hanns Eisler University of Music in Berlin (MA, 2021, teacher Kolja Blacher). He has honed his skills in numerous masterclasses with Ulrike Danhofer, Florian Donderer, Arvo Leibur, Jüri Gerretz, Robert Rozek and Ivry Gitlis. Robert Traksmann has performed with various prestigious orchestras such as the Gürzenich Orchester Köln, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Karajan Academy Orchestra, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, the Estonian Festival Orchestra, Vox Clamantis, YXUS, and others. As a concertmaster, he has appeared with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, the symphony orchestra of the Estonian National Opera, Pärnu City Orchestra and Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra. Since 2019, he has been a member of the Association of Estonian Professional Musicians, and in 2022 he became a member of the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra. Robert Traksmann has performed as soloist with many orchestras, including the Oulu Symphony Orchestra, Jyväskylä Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, German Youth Symphony Orchestra (Tübingen), Pärnu City Orchestra, Virumaa Chamber Orchestra, and others. His greatest passion, however, is chamber music. This is evident from his long-term membership in Trio ’95 with Rasmus Andreas Raide and Marcel Johannes Kits. The trio has performed in Estonia’s major concert halls and won prizes at chamber music competitions in Finland (Ilmari Hannikainen Chamber Music Competition), Estonia (“Tallinn 2021”), and Lithuania (“Pavasario Sonata”, 2012). In October 2020, the trio received the Annual Music Award of the Estonian Cultural Endowment. Since 2021, Robert has also been a member of the string quartet M4GNET, which is supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment with a two-year residency programme. Robert Traksmann plays on a violin by brothers Giuseppe and Antonio Gagliano (1775–1780) and a bow by Joseph Artur Vigneron (1890) on loan from the Estonian Foundation of Musical Instruments.