Born in Uppsala, Sweden in 1964, began his studies at the Ingesund Music Academy in Arvika, Sweden with Björn Holmvik and Karel Netolica, spending time as a visiting scholar at the National Centre for Orchestral Studies with Duncan McTier. He has taken masterclasses with Klauss Stoll, Klaus Trumpf, Gary Karr and Lucas Drew.
In 1987 he was appointed sub-principal at the Philharmonic Orchestra Oslo and as solo bassist at the Gothenburg Symphonic. Erik Zeppezauer was a prizewinner in the category "Debutstötte 1990" at the National Music Competition (Stipendium for the Financing of Soloist Debuts).
In 1992, he moved to the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Copenhagen as a solo bassist. After further engagements as solo bassist with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, he came to the Munich Philharmonic in 1996.
Since 1988, Erik Zeppezauer has dedicated himself intensely to the study of Early Music, which has led to performances with well-known Baroque ensembles such as the orchestra La Stagione Frankfurt, the Hofkapelle Munich, the Cologne Akademie, the Collegium Carthusanum, the Drottningholm Palace Theatre in Stockholm, the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra and Concerto Copenhagen.
From 1992 to 2002, Erik Zeppezauer taught at the Music Academy in Malmö.