Jonas Lerche was born in 1998 in Haßfurt, Germany and received his first percussion lessons at the local wind orchestra in his hometown Ebern, northern Bavaria.
Before he got into classical music he played a lot of traditional bavarian music with different wind ensembles. In 2013 he gained his first experience in a classical orchestra with Jugendsinfonirorchester Oberfranken and later with Bavarian Youth Orchestra. He then had lessons with Norbert Röder (Landestheater Coburg) and Jens Herz (Bamberger Symphoniker).
Since 2017 he is studying with Jörg Hannabach (Munich Philharmonic), Prof. Alexej Gerassimez and Prof. Christian Wissel (Staatsoper Nürnberg) at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München.
During his bachelor degree he played as a substitute with Münchner Symphoniker and at the Landestheater Coburg and has been a member of the orchestral academy of Staatsorchester Wiesbaden since 2021.
Jonas became member of the EUYO in 2022.