Maarten Wilmink was born in 2001 and he became enthralled by the organ at the age of 12. Meanwhile, his concert schedule took him to Germany, France, Austria, Italy and Lithuania, among others, and he became a first-prize winner of several organ competitions.
His organ studies began in 2014 with Louis ten Vregelaar and continued at the Rotterdam Conservatoire in 2019. During his bachelor studies there, he studied with Ben van Oosten and Zuzana Ferjenčíková. He also studied improvisation there with Hayo Boerema and completed his church music studies. His bachelor’s exam for organ was graded with a 10. He is currently studying for a master’s degree in Rotterdam.
Besides his solo concerts, he performs as organ soloist with orchestras and regularly accompanies choirs and ensembles. He also has a YouTube channel on which he publishes his own recordings. As a church musician, he has been appointed conductor-organist at St Stephanuskerk in Borne. In 2023, he was appointed as organ scholar in Ratingen (Germany) for two years. Several times he played during Masses broadcast live on NPO 2. Besides his activities as a performing musician, he is also active as a private organ teacher.
Maarten Wilmink became a prize winner at several organ competitions. He won first prizes at the SGO Organ Competition 2018 (Groningen), the Quintus Organ Competition 2021 (Kampen) and the Rino Benedet Organ Competition 2023 (Bibione (Italy)).