Born in the Netherlands in 1974, Erwin Wieringa won numerous musical competitions as a child, including the first prize at the Dutch Music Foundation Jong Talent Nederland and the TV competition Jong Mensen op het Concertpodium. He went on to study horn with Oldrich Milek and Hans Dullaert at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague.
As a professional musician Erwin Wieringa has played in numerous ensembles that specialize in music of the 18th century, including the Freiburg Barockorchester, Concerto Köln, the Orchestra of the 18th Century and the Netherlands Bach Society. Since 2006 he has been the section leader of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. Additionally, he is a member of the chamber ensembles the Basler Amphion Wind Octet and the Sextet Nachtmusique.
Erwin Wieringa currently lives in Great Britain and owns extensive collection of horns dating from 18th and 19th centuries.