At the age of thirteen, Thomas Lähns (born in 1981 in Basle) came to Tibor Elekes as his bassstudent. In 2001 he started to study the double bass at the MusicAcademy of Basle under Wolfgang Güttler and Botond Kostyak. In 2008 he completed his concert-diploma. In jazz he has played with well-known musicians such as Dave Liebman, Greg Osby, Glenn Ferris, Wolfgang Puschnig, Christoph Stiefel, Miriam Klein, David Klein, Marcel Papaux or Johannes Mössinger. Together with Florian and Michael Arbenz, he is one of the founding members of the Jazz-Trio VEIN. In classics he has worked under notable conductors such as Heinz Hollinger or Peter Eötvös and was also performing as a solist in Europe and Southamerica.