In 2006 Erik graduated at the Theatreacademy in Maastricht and started with two friends The Sadists, under the wings of musictheatregroup Orkater. Since 2013 Erik van der Horst is connected to Orkater, and worked as an actor, musician and composer for the productions Richard III, De Lutine en De PindakaasPrins (The PeanutbutterPrince).
Erik van der Horst also works as an actor for film and television. He appeared in 'Alleen maar nette mensen', 'Annie M.G.' and 'Ramses'.
Erik van der Horst composes and performs music for theater and film. He recently worked with Holland Baroque, one of the most reknown Dutch baroque-orchestras.
For the show 'De Terugkeer van Hans en Grietje' Erik was nominated for the Musicalaward 2016; 'Best Music'.