The Cellist and the Apprentice-Bravo Filipino
Dr. Renato Lucas and Joshua Ethan Dakanay

NAMCYA just recently held its pocket home concert “The Cellist and the Apprentice” presenting the NAMCYA winners – Dr. Renato Lucas, the three-decade Principal Cellist of Philharmonic Orchestra and presently the President of NAMCYA as he demonstrated the beauty of traditional Filipino music together with Joshua Ethan Dakanay, 2018 First Prize NAMCYA winner and Michael Valenciano, pianist and 2nd Place, 2018 Junior Piano Category. They played classical music – Salud d’Amour, Op.12 (Greetings of Love) and Le Cygne (The Swan), Filipino works – Cavatina and Romanza, cello duelo – Concerto for 2 Cellos and some contemporary music.


(L-R) Michael Valenciano, pianist, Dr. Renato Lucas, President of NAMCYA, Ms. Chingay Lagdameo, Chairperson of NAMCYA, Joshua Ethan Dakanay, cellist, Roberto Bunyi, President of Alabang 400 Homeowners Association and Carmelo “Meloy” Casas, President of CTC Foundation.

“The Cellist and the Apprentice” was held at Alabang 400 Village Clubhouse recently and was attended by mostly residents from the village.

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