photography: Rocco Dürlich
Lukas de Rungs Quintet - lukas.derungs.de/quintet.php
trio de lucs - triodelucs.de
Kleister - kleisterrap.de
Von & Zu - vonundzujazz.de
Lukas Derungs is a pianist and composer from Mannheim (DE), currently living in London (UK). Having been an active part of the European jazz scene with trio de lucs (Jazzopen Stuttgart 2016, Burghauser Newcomer Jazz Competition 2017, B-Jazz Leuven BE 2018) he is now focusing on his own projects, such as the Lukas de Rungs Quintet. In September 2020, Lukas is going to record his debut album, which will be released in April 2021, featuring original compositions for trio, quintet, octet and choir. Aside from that, he also works as a beatboxer and arranger for the Jazzchor Freiburg, which can be heard on their latest release Infusion.
In 2016, Lukas won first prize at both the International Jazz Piano Competition Langnau (CH) July 2016 and the Yamaha Jazz Piano Competition Nuremberg (DE) May 2016. He holds scholarships from the Art Foundation Baden-Württemberg, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the Nicky Hopkins Award. Currently, he is studying a Masters in Jazz Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London.