° Horst, 1969 Netherlands.
Egbert started playing the piano at age 15. At 18 he was admitted to the Maastricht Conservatory. There he studied with Irvin Rochlin, Frank Giebels, and Louise Wolfs.
In 1994 he graduated for his teachingdegree in Jazzpiano. In 1995 he received his diploma for “Jazzperfomance”. Egbert also studied with David Berkman and Steve Kuhn in New York.
Derix collaborates with a lot of different musicians. Including the British singer-songwriter Iain Matthews, John Helliwell (Supertramp), Eric Vloeimans, Ton Engels , Steve Hogarth (Marillion), Leo Janssen (Metropole Orchestra) , Renée van Wegberg and Fish.
In 2002 Egbert received the prize for ‘Best Original Composition’ at the North Sea Jazz Festival for his composition ‘She isn’t like you’. That same year Derix’ Searing Quartet was rewarded with the first ‘Jerry van Rooyen Award’.
In 2012 he received, along with Gerard van Maasakkers, the ‘Annie M.G. Schmidt prize’ for best theatrical song, for their song ‘Zomaar onverwacht’.
Egbert played at the North Sea Jazz Festival and gives concerts in Europe and the United States. He has also released several albums with mostly originals.
In 2015 Egbert’s book “De Muze brengt mij” was published. A collection of stories in which music is the common thread.
“Falco” is Egbert’s new solo piano album.