LUCAS, Renato B.

Assoc. Prof. Renato B. Lucas, PhD |

Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, major in History (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Master of Arts in History (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Music, major in Cello (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Music Studies (San Francisco Conservatory – United States of America)

Research Highlights

Renato B. Lucas is a concert cellist and conductor with four decades of concert performance career. Aside from performaning, he teaches Music History and performance classes at the UST Conservatory of Music. He has publications on Philippine music like The Brief History of the Manila Symphony Orchestra and Preliminary Annotations on Discography of Filipino Artists. Research interest includes Cultural History pertaining to Filipino performing artists.

Research Interests

  • Cultural History (Philippines)
  • Music Performances

Major Recognitions

  • Featured Soloist (on various occassions here and abroad) of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Featured Soloist, Brno Philharmonic (Czech Republic)
  • British Council Fellow, Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester, England
  • DAAD Fellow, Univertität der Kunst (UdK), Berlin, Germany

Professional Activities

  • Secretary General, National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA)
  • Member, Manila Studies Association
  • Member, Philippine Historical Society
  • Member, Philippine Association of German Academic Scholars (PAGAES)

Selected Publications

  • “Continuing the Nationalist Tradition of Felipe Padilla De Leon (1912-1992)”. Manila: Selected Papers of the 25th Annual Manila Studies Conference Aug. 30-31, 2016.
  • “A Preliminary Annotation of Selected Discography of Filipino Artists 1913-1946”. Journal for the Arts, Culture, and the Humanities. UST Vol. 3, No. 1 & 2, 2004.