Erne Švan was born on August 5, 1983 in Zrenjanin, where he attended Josif Marinković primary and secondary school. He enrolled in the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in 2001, in the class of professor Irina Jašvili, who was his mentor for bachelor and master studies. He won numerous awards in national and international competitions. During his studies, he received Republic and University funds scholarships, as well as a scholarship of Connection – an organization with the head office in London. He won the award of University in Novi Sad for outstanding results, Norwegian Royal scholarship for the school year 2003/2004, as well as a scholarship for talented students and students from the area of Zrenjanin city. He honed his skills in numerous master courses in the country and abroad with eminent professors such as Dejan Bogdanović (Italy), Dona Lee Croft (Great Britain), Ilya Grubert (Netherlands), Kapás Géza (Hungary), Jiři Tomášek (Czech Republic) and others.
He maintains regular concert practice by performing in a duet with his sister Hilda Švan in Serbia and abroad (Great Britain, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Austria). He performed as a soloist with Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Novi Sad, Zrenjanin Philharmonic, Zrenjanin Chamber Orchestra, AUNS Symphony Orchestra, Jewish Chamber Orchestra.
Erne Švan performs as concertmaster of several chamber and symphony orchestras and as the first violin of Il Belpase string quartet. He has been a member of Camerata Novi Sad since its foundation. He is active in education at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad where he is employed as a senior associate for the subject Violin.