Lukas Onken, born 1985 in Wuppertal, graduated from the Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen in 2010 with a bachelor in Communication & Cultural Management and worked afterwards for the concert and artists agency Konzertdirektion Schmid in Hanover.
Before that he had already worked in the Management of the National Youth Orchestra of Germany. In 2009 he organized the South-Africa-Tour together with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Germany as a Project Coordinator as well as the tour to Germany of the South African MIAGI Youth Orchestra. He also worked as an Assistant of the Managing Director of the Youth Orchestra of Berlin and as a member of the Planning-Committee of the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra.
He studied Double bass at the Robert Schumann School of Music and is until today constantly involved with his instrument.
Lukas Onken is the Managing Director of the National Youth Ballet.