At the Lemmens-Institute (Leuven, Belgium) he obtained a Master degree in Organ music, and in Maastricht (Holland) he obtained a degree for music-education and for soloist in Organ music. He continued his studies under Ton Koopman and Ewald Kooiman, and took private lessons with Daniel Roth (Paris). Recently he took a course with Jean Boyer in Bordeaux.
He studied harpsichord and got his Bachelor’s Degree in 1990 at the Academy of music in Ghent. Since then he has acquired further skills with Marcelo Bussi (Amsterdam).
For 26 years Erwin Van Bogaert was titular organist of the Church of Our Lady in Sint-Niklaas, and is recently appointed at the deanery church of St.-Martin in Beveren. He was organ teacher at different Colleges of Music in Flanders.
With the trumpet player Guy Godts he forms a duo since 1985 for organ and trumpet or for harpsichord and natural trumpet. Together they recorded some CD’s.
He is also a member of the trio “Corgano”, organ and two horns, with Mario Maes and Bert Vanderhoeven.
For the last few years he gave many concerts in Belgium and abroad.
In 1998 he participated in recording different CD’s with other musicians and choirs. Amongst them there is to be mentioned a CD with music of the Flemish composer Jos Van Looy, and in cooperation with him. For the CD’s he recorded with Guy Godts they had some works especially composed for them f.ex. by Marc Snackaert, Marc Van den Broeck, and the Italian organist-composer Marco d’Avola. Also the Flemish composer Raymond Schroyens wrote two works for them. In 2002 he recorded a CD with music for organ, trumpet, soprano and baritone. This CD contains the world-creation of the “Euangelion” written by the Belgian composer Raymond Schroyens. In 2002 he recorded a CD with music for organ, trumpet, soprano and baritone. This CD contains the world-creation of the “Euangelion” written by the Belgian composer Raymond Schroyens. In June 2004 a CD has been recorded with music for organ and harp, and in August he recorded a CD in Dudelange (Luxembourg) with music for organ, trumpet and vocalist, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his cooperation with Guy Godts in May 2005. For this occasion, Raymond Schroyens composed his “Enigma”. The Liedcyclus “In speculum vitae” by Flor Peeters, music for mezzo and organ, was also recorded, and this for the first time on a CD.
In August 2006 he recorded a cd with organ music for four hands “For two to play”, together with his friend and collegue, Antoine Troncquo. Again Dudelange was the setting for the recording. This cd was presented in Spring 2007 and contains music by a.o. Merkel, Hesse, Guilmant and Mozart.
On May 25th 2003, in the organ cycle at Kortrijk (B) he created “Inzicht in zich(t)” composed by Bernard Baert. For this creation he obtained the public award.
Again in Kortrijk, but in 2007, he obtained the award of the jury for interpreting a piece by Buxtehude, composer of the year.
He is very much in demand with different choirs in Flanders, and also soloists frequently ask him for accompaniment.