Jonas Krause

Timpani & Percussion

Jonas Krause studied Percussion with Andreas Boettger, Guido Marggrander, Erich Trog and Hilko Schomerus at Hanover College of Music, Drama and Media. In 2014 he earned himself a coveted place in the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie. He is co-founder of ensemble reflektor and a member of The Orchester im Treppenhaus, both of which are classical ensembles that devote themselves to alternative and innovative performance styles. As well as classical music, this percussionist also has a deep connection with Jazz. Crucial to this was his one-year course in Popular Music at the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists in Minnesota, USA, as well as his private lessons on the drum kit with the renowned Jazz musician Holger Nell.

Jonas Krause began the 2016/17 season as Academy Student with the Essen Philharmonic, transferring as Principal Percussionist to the Mecklenburg Staatskapelle Schwerin in March 2017. He has won the Jugend Musiziert competition several times and also won prizes at the Minneapolis Jazz Festival and the Eau Claire Jazz Festival during his stay in the USA. As well as in America, he has also given concerts in Africa, Europe and Asia. He has been Principal Timpanist with his favourite orchestra – the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen – since August 2019.

During the rare moments when he is not playing music, Jonas enjoys climbing with his colleague Elke or relaxing with ›Die drei ???‹ audio books.