Eddy Mariën is the carillonneur of the cities of Mechelen, Leuven and Halle, as well as the carillonneur of Meise, where he took the initiative and advised the town on a new carillon.
Eddy Mariën received his first piano and carillon lessons from his stepfather Jef Rottiers. He studied the piano at the conservatory of Mechelen, in Belgium, and subsequently studied at the Carillon School Jef Denyn. He obtained the degree of Master in Music from the Lemmens Institute in Leuven.
Laureate of the Queen Fabiola Competition
Eddy Mariën has given recitals in Europe, the United States and New Zealand and has been invited to conferences and festivals. He has recorded several CDs, including "Carillon and Guitar" and "Romantische beiaardmuziek". He is a laureate of the Queen Fabiola Competition (1987) and has won international carillon competitions in Nijmegen (1989) and Berlin (1991).