Erik is a musician, composer and music director based in Edmonton.
His compositions and Music Direction have both been recognized with Sterling awards by Alberta’s theatre community with his composition of Capitol Theatre’s “Sleeping Beauty” and music direction, on Theatre Network’s “The Last Five Years”. He has composed several musical scores including the Capitol Theatre’s “Robin Hood”, “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “Cinderella”, Thou Art Here’s “Kill Shakespeare” and “Shakespeare’s Will” and Rapid Fire Theatre’s “How the Blank Stole Christmas”. Erik has been fortunate to work with many outstanding artists and company’s including the Citadel Theatre, Mayfield Theatre and Teatro la Quindicina. He has performed with world class musicians including Simone Denny, Mitch Watkins, Andrea House and Martin Kerr including performances at the Edmonton Folk Fest, The Northern Jubilee Auditorium and The Winspear Centre and he is keyboard player for popular Edmonton cover band “The Barkells!” You can catch them this year at the NHL’s Heritage Classic here in Edmonton. Erik has performed lots of improvised musicals both with Rapid Fire’s “Off Book the Improvised Musical” and Grindstone Theatre’s “The 11 O’clock Number”. He is a rehearsal pianist at Ballet Edmonton and also played drums for Grindstone Theatre’s “Jason Kenney’s Hot Boy Summer.”