Lucas Das is a 16-year old high school junior who plays cello. Lucas has been playing cello for 12 years – since he was 4. Lucas studies with Henry Stubbs at the Levine School of Music, where he’s also a member of the Honors program. He also studies with Alan Rafferty at the University of Cincinnati. Lucas played in the MCYO Symphony orchestra in 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, and is currently a member of the DCYO Youth Orchestra. Lucas has also participated in many summer music programs, including the Cincinnati Young Artists program in 2020 and 2021, a cello intensive at Interlochen in 2021, and the Ascent International Chamber Music Festival in Cincinnati in 2022. Lucas hopes to continue music into college, either as a performer or as a composer.