Lucas Braga is a Brazilian violinist born in Sorocaba, São Paulo. He holds a master’s degree from Duquesne University, where he studied with Charles and Rachel Stegemann. He has experience playing with professional orchestras in Brazil as well as in the United States. He has been a contracted member with the Canton Symphony Orchestra since 2022. In January 2023, Lucas played as concertmaster for Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, and was featured on the concertmaster solos in Strauss’ Don Juan and Dvorak 9th Symphony. Later in that season, he played as concertmaster for the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. In March 2023, he won the diversity fellowship position with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He will study with Timothy Lees during his time at CCM. He is currently preparing to move to Cincinnati from Pittsburgh.