Marcos Lucas (Rio de Janeiro – 1964) graduated in composition and musical education at UNIRIO. Between 1995-1999 he undertook a PhD in Composition at the University of Manchester / UK. His works have been performed regularly in Brazil and abroad by ensembles such as London Sinfonietta, Paragon Ensemble, Janus Ensemble, Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble, Lindsay String Quartet, Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira, Orquestra Sinfônica Nacional, Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais, Camerata Antiqua de Curitiba, Quarteto Radamés Gnattalli, Cron, Grupo Música Nova, GNU, Calíope, Duo Barrenechea among others.
His music has been featured in important music festivals such as ISCM World Music Days (Ljubliana), State of the Nation (London), Tres Cantos (Madrid), Spazio 900 (Cremona), Encontro Internacional de Música de Câmera (Évora), Bienal de Música Brasileira Contemporânea and Panorama da Música Brasileira Atual (Rio) and he has been awarded various prizes. His first opera “O Pescador e Sua Alma” was premièred in 2006 in Brasília and Rio, with 32 performances.
Marcos Lucas is a senior lecturer at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) where he also directs the new music ensemble GNU. Marcos Lucas is also a member of Prelúdio 21, a group of Brazilian composers who promote their own music through regular series of concerts in Brazil. Marcos Lucas travels extensively in Brazil and abroad teaching and conducting new music.