Versatility has always been one of the keywords for describing Sebastiaan's personality. From the days he was living on a houseboat in the center of Amsterdam, as skateboarder or as drummer in punk bands. In 2005, he moved with his family from the Netherlands to Norway, and by coincidence got in contact with a local brass band and started playing classical percussion by the age of 18. Already in one year he was accepted to study at the Norwegian Academy of Music and later finished his Master degree in orchestral percussion and timpani in 2017 at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
Sebastiaan is since 2020 Solo Timpanist in the Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra, located in Norway. During the last years he also worked intensely with orchestra's like the Kammerorchester Basel, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Wroclaw Philharmonic and Gstaad Festival Orchestra, among others. In 2022 he will start a new annual percussion festival in Bodø, Norway.
Sebastiaan owns a beautiful set of Adams Romantic Schnellar timpani.