Lukas DeRungs is an award-winning pianist and composer, currently living in Mannheim (DE).
Over the past years Lukas DeRungs has 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) and his Lukas DeRungs Quintet. Aside from his own creative work, he is sideman in different original music projects and works as an arranger for choirs and vocal groups such as Jazzchor Freiburg.
In 2016, Lukas DeRungs 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. In 2021, Lukas DeRungs graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London with distinction.