How it began
Lucas Rauch was born in 2000 in the Thuringian city of Weimar. He started playing the piano at the age of 6, but found his real passion for the drums at the age of 11. First he learned playing the drum set, but a little later also classical percussion, with which he gained a lot of experience in brass bands (e.g. Brass Band Hessen, Brass Band Sachsen). In addition to this scene, the jazz scene became more and more interesting for him. Since then he has played regularly in big bands, such as the Youth Jazz Orchestra of Saxony-Anhalt, the Weimar Big Band and many others. Today his stylistic diversity ranges from world music to traditional jazz, rock and special niche music.
In addition to the numerous concerts that Lucas has already given at home and abroad, he has also won several prizes: he won prizes at “Jugend musiziert” (2017 and 2019), “Jugend jazzt” (2019 and 2022), and is a prizewinner at the ” Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben” (2019), the “Association of German Music Schools” (2019) and winner of the concert prize at the Travejazz Festival (2022). Since autumn 2022 he has also been a scholarship holder of “Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Leipzig e.V.”
— Took lessons from
Lucas took lessons from Berkeley Williams (student of Alan Dawson), Professor Markus Leoson, Professor Jo Thönes, Eric Schäfer, Felix Lehrmann and many others and has been a jazz drum set student at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University of Music and Theater since October 2020 Leipzig with Dominique “Gaga” Ehlert.