Studied Germanic Philology (Swedish and German) at the University of Ghent (1980-84) and then solfège, cello, music pedagogy and chamber music at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent (1984-90).
Then he specialised in the interpretation of ancient music on baroque cello (Masterclasses with L. Scheifes, A. Bylsma / Premier Prix at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels with H. Suzuki, 1996).
In the nineties he created new compositions of F. Agsteribbe and J. Van Weerst (recording).
He recorded CD’s with the following baroque ensembles: ‘The Great Charm’, the ‘Orlandus ensemble’, the ‘Telemann Consort’, ‘Le Rondeau’, ‘Il Fondamento’, ‘Currende Consort’ and the ‘Ensemble européen William Byrd’.
He plays cello continuo in the ‘Orlandus Ensemble’ at Ostend since 1999 and performs as a free lance cellist both baroque and chamber music.
He plays a Guarneri copy baroque cello from the atelier Franz Kirschnek (Erlangen, Germany, 2011) and a French cello from the atelier Vuillaume from ca 1880.
Since 1987 he works as a teacher of cello and chamber music at different music schools in Belgium (and in Holland until 2007). His interest in music pedagogy also shows up in the refounding of the Belgian-Flemish ESTA branch. In 2002 he contacted Elspeth Iliff, the vicepresident of ESTA international. In 2003 he visited the international ESTA conference in Paris. In 2004 ESTA Belgium-Flanders was founded. In 2010 together with the conference team he organised the international ESTA conference in Bruges. On the conference in Falun (Sweden, 2011) he became the vice-president of ESTA International. From 2011 until 2014 he represented ESTA as an external stakeholder in the Polifonia Project of the AEC Working Group 4, “Educating for Entrepreneurship”. He was the vice-president of ESTA International until November 2020. After this he became honorary member of ESTA.