Erwin Sükar, born in Styria, Austria, completed his high school education at the Musisch Pädagogisches Realgymnasium in Kindberg, Styria.
He then studied German and Music Education at the teacher training college of the diocese of Graz-Seckau, passing his final examination with distinction and qualifying as a teacher at general secondary schools. He also passed the diploma examination qualifying him as a teacher of horn as a main subject at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, also with distinction. Repertoire studies took him to Vienna and Munich.
For many years he was a member of the ORF Wind Quintet and other chamber ensembles in Vienna (“die reihe”, Ensemble Kontrapunkte, Österreichische Kammersymphoniker).
He has toured and recorded CDs with the Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestra and the Vienna Strauss Festival Orchestra under Willi Boskovsky, Alfred Eschwe, Peter Guth and others.
In 1992 he was awarded the honorary prize of the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research and was subsequently engaged as a lecturer in wind chamber music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.
Erwin Sükar completed a postgraduate course in Culture Management at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and a one-year course in management under the patronage of the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB) with the support of the Austrian Chamber of Labour and coached by Zacherl & Partner Managementtraining. He graduated from these studies as a magister artium (Mag.art.) and Master of Advanced Studies (MAS).
He has been executive director of the Ensemble Kontrapunkte at the Vienna Musikverein since 2014.
Erwin Sükar has been a member of the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra since 1982.