Lukas DeRungs is an award-winning pianist and composer, currently living in Mannheim. Over the past years he has been an active part of the European jazz scene with trio de lucs and 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. KOSMOS SUITE is his long awaited debut album (Release 28 Oct 2022 BERTHOLD records).
In 2016, Lukas won first prize at both the International Jazz Piano Competition Langnau and the Yamaha Jazz Piano Competition Nuremberg. He has received scholarships from the Art Foundation Baden-Württemberg, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Nicky Hopkins Award and Deutscher Musikfonds. In 2021, he graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London with distinction.