Eric Verbugt was born in 1966. He studied composition at the Maastricht Conservatory with Henri Delnooz and Robert HP Platz. Centre Acanthes gave him a scholarship to attend masterclasses from Luigi Nono and Elliot Carter. After his study Verbugt received commissions from the Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst, the Aeolian Trio, Provincie Limburg, Lantaren/Venster and the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst. His Bilder (aus dem Novecento) got an honorable mentioning in the International Gaudeamusweek. He was artist-in-residence at the Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia in Bamberg. His work was performed in the Darmstädter Ferienkurse and he gave a lecture there about his proseproject pijnberichten.
Eric Verbugt compositions were played a.o. by Ensemble 88, Nieuw Ensemble, ohton-ensemble, Radio Kamer Filharmonie, Percussiongroup The Hague and the Schönberg Ensemble. In the Concertgebouw Amsterdam his …, ci tace was performed with soloists Ernest Rombout and Laura Aikin. This composition was commissioned by the ZaterdagMatinee.
On a NM-classics-cd streven for violin was played by Joris van Rijn. On Cavalli Records a cd with five compositions from pijnberichten appeared, that were performed by Gerard Bouwhuis, Johan Faber and Ernest Rombout.
At the moment Verbugt composes for a.o. Cappella Amsterdam, the Nederlands Kamerkoor, Ensemble LOOS, the Ruysdaelquartet, Ensemble 88, Orkest de Volharding, Insomnio, Percussion The Hague.