Antonio Molina was proclaimed National Artist in Music in 1973.  

ANTONIO MOLINA

Molina started playing the violoncello at an early age which led him to perform for the Manila Grand Opera House as an orchestra soloist.

 

Molina also created his own compositions and innovations. His first composition was in 1912 and has been credited with over 500 compositions. Molina was the first Filipino composer who was invited to perform his works to Malacanang.

 

He was one of the first composers to incorporate pentatonic scales and ethnic instruments such as the kulintangan, and gabbang in his symphonies.

26 December 1894

to 29 January 1980

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