Edwin was taught to play on a very early age by his dad and his local music teacher. He studied the euphonium (Piet Joris) and conducting (Jan Cober) at the Brabant Conservatory.
After retaining his teaching degree (cum laude) , he finished his studies in 2001 with the peforming degree on euphonium. From 1993 on he regularly had lessons from mr. Steven Mead and masterclasses with Roger Bobo, Robert Childs and Jukka Myllys. In 1999 he won the audition with the Orchestra of the Netherlands Airforce, and is besides playing active as an arranger and composer for the band.
He is asked frequently as a soloist with various brass and windbands and as a low brass tutor in workhops. In 2008 he won a composition contest in The Neterlands. Edwin is a bit of and exeption in the Euphonium World because he loves running marathons.