Renee Jonker studied classical percussion with Frans van der Kraan at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. For 30 years he played with Slagwerk Den Haag, the Amsterdam based Asko|Schönberg Ensemble and Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt and as such worked closely together with many composers. He also participated in music theatre productions in Italy and Germany and was on advisory boards for various funds in The Netherlands and IRCAM in Paris. He presented radio and television programs for the Dutch national broadcast and was a member of the Dutch Arts Council. Since 2002 he has been director of the Société Gavigniès, a private fund for music.
In 2012 he was appointed Head of the Master New Audiences and Innovative Practice at the Royal Conservatoire. In 2019 Renee Jonker curated Aus Licht, a co-production of the Holland Festival, the Dutch National Opera and the Royal Conservatoire around the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen.