RAMON MOLINA LIJAUCO, JR

RAMON MOLINA LIJAUCO, JR

Ramon Lijauco, Jr. graduated Master in Music, major in Choral Conducting (Summa cum laude) at St. Paul University Manila College of Music where he is now taking his Doctor of Musical Studies in choral conducting. He has been the conductor of the world renowned Philippine Meistersingers (formerly AUP Ambassadors) for 20 years. Under his leadership, the Philippine Meistersingers have received numerous international honors, namely: 2005 US Congressional Merit of Excellence in Performance, Champion at the 2006 World Choir Games, proclaimed 2011 Choir of the World at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, and receiving the coveted Luciano Pavarotti Trophy. In 2012 they received a Philippine Congressional Proclamation recognizing their contribution to Philippine music and culture. They are also one of the recipients of the 2012 Ani ng Dangal Award. 

In 2010, he was one of the international speakers for the acclaimed TEDx conference. He is among the pool of adjudicators for the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) and is a member of the PCDA. As conductor, adjudicator, and choral clinician, he has extensively traveled throughout Asia, USA, Canada, UAE, UK, and Europe. 

He is based both in the Philippines and Thailand. He also directs the Suanplu Chorus of Thailand, the founder of the Thailand Society for Choral Excellence and cofounder of the Thailand Youth Choral Competition.