Mathias Lachenmayr studied in Munich with Adel Shalaby, Peter Sadlo and Wolfram Winkel. Already during his studies he specialized in contemporary music and has since worked with composers such as Helmut Lachenmann, Harrison Birtwistle, Brian Ferneyhough, Georges Aperghis, Steve Reich, Mark Andre, Enno Poppe, Beat Furrer and Wolfgang Rihm. Lachenmayr has performed at festivals and concert series such as cresc Biennale Frankfurt, impuls Graz, Musikfest Berlin, SOU festival (Georgia), Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Netherlands), time of music (Finland) as well as at the International Summer Courses Darmstadt and Klangspuren Schwaz. In the 2016/17 season he was the percussionist of the International Ensemble Modern Academy in Frankfurt am Main. Mathias Lachenmayr has performed with a variety of ensembles and orchestras, including the Munich Philharmonic, Munich Radio Orchestra, Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, Munich Symphony, Schallfeld Ensemble, Nuremberg Symphony, NDR Hannover, Munich Chamber Orchestra, and Ensemble Modern. Until 2019, he was a member of both the BlauerReiter ensemble and the Ensemble Zeitsprung. He is one of the initiators to found the ensemble der/gelbe/klang Munich.