Johannes Iten was born into a family of musicians in 1972 in Zug. He recieved his first cello lessons from his uncle, Luciano Pezzani, solo cellist at the opera in Zurich. Studies at the conservatory of Winterthur. He was awarded his Soloist's diploma in Lucerne in 1997. Further studies with Aida Stucki Piraccini, Johann Sonnleitner and Rainer Zipperling. Jonas Iten performs frequently in Switzerland and abroad. His career has been documented by a film made by Swiss National TV, radio recordings and on CD/DVD.