Trang Truong ’21 | President
Trang Truong is a violinist in Leverett House (the #best house) and is concentrating in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Originally from the (best) state of Minnesota, he has seen his more-than-fair share of winter and is grateful that Massachusetts does not get as cold as back home. Trang can usually be found listening to angsty alternative rock music shuffled with classical works and when no one is around, he headbangs to the songs of musicals. The literal embodiment of a night owl, Trang is often awake during the more … uncommon hours of the day (we’re talking 4 – 5 am here people) so he is your guy if you need someone to rant to during the existentialist times of the night. All boba and ice cream donations are accepted!
Benjamin Perry Wenzelberg ’21 | Co-Music Director
Benjamin Wenzelberg is honored to be co-Music Director of Harvard’s Mozart Society Orchestra. Benjy is a 2017 US Presidential Scholar in the Arts and National Merit Scholarship Winner, countertenor, composer, conductor and pianist. Currently a junior at Harvard, he made his European conducting and composition debut with his orchestral composition at the Grafenegg Festival; the piece won first prize and was just reprised by the Tonkünstler Orchestra at Vienna Musikverein’s Golden Hall. He has been a conducting apprentice with the New York Youth Symphony, a Fellow at the Bard College-Conservatory of Music Conductors Institute, and has studied with Martyn Brabbins of the English National Opera and David Syrus of the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden. He is a proud member of the Harvard University Choir. An eight-season soloist and chorister with the Metropolitan Opera, he has been a soloist with companies/venues including The New World Center, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, NY City Opera, NY Philharmonic, Atlanta Opera, and David Geffen Hall. Benjy attended Juilliard Pre-College for eight years as a composition major and also studied piano, voice in a chamber group, and conducting there. He is proud to have Music Directed, Directed, and conducted/accompanied from the piano professional performances in NYC and NJ of his ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award-winning opera for family audiences, “The Sleeping Beauty.”
Ryan Zhang ’21 | Co-Music Director
Ryan Zhang is a junior in Mather House. He is undecided in what he wants to study, but has sprawling interests in music, politics, and history. Originally from Princeton, New Jersey, Zhang’s conducting debut was at Westminster Choir College, when he conducted a choral program of Pablo Casals and Paul Mealor. Since then, he has performed with the West Windsor-Plainsboro North Philharmonic and during the summer of 2016, was selected to be one of two apprentice conductors to the National Youth Orchestra of the USA. At the program, Zhang collaborated closely with James Ross, Professor of Conducting at Juilliard, and guest artists Christoph Eschenbach and Emanuel Ax. He studies with Jonathan Coopersmith, Professor of Conducting at the Curtis Institute of Music. Outside of the Mozart Society Orchestra, Ryan loves opera, hockey, and all-things the West Wing. He also staffs Harvard’s Model United Nations conferences, teaches civic lessons to fifth graders through the Institute of Politics, and conducts classical music groups on campus.
Kevin Huang ’23 | Treasurer
Kevin Huang is a sophomore violinist in MSO. Originally from New York and intending on concentrating in Computer Science, he is living in Wigglesworth with two guitarists and another roommate. Fun fact, Kevin dances with the Harvard Ballroom Dance Team even though he has never done it before college. Outside of the arts, Kevin likes to swim, play tennis, and hang out with friends.
Silvia Casacuberta ’22 | Orchestra Manager/Librarian
Silvia Casacuberta is a violinist living in Dunster House. She is from Barcelona, Spain, and plans to be a joint Mathematics – CS concentator. She also plays the flute at the Harvard Band and is slowly forgetting how to play the piano. She can be found around the Dunster courtyard or the Math Lounge, and her heart is split between Wagner and Puccini.
Nicole Fintel ’23 | Co-social Chair/Co-Publicity Manager
Nicole Fintel is a violinist living in Canaday, and plans on studying history and government. She is originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, and like any good Nebraskan, is a big fan of corn, thunderstorms, and ranch dressing. Outside of MSO, Nicole is involved in the Institute of Politics, the Harvard College Law Review, the Small Claims Advisory Service, the Harvard Organization For Prison Education and Advocacy, and is a history research assistant. Her other hobbies include ballet, laughing, hanging out in museums, and admiring the works of Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi.
Erin Guetzloe ’23 | Co-social Chair/Co-Publicity Manager
Erin Guetzloe is a pianist residing in Canaday, who is planning to concentrate in Government along with History and Literature or Economics. Born and raised in San Antonio, TX, she is savoring every minute of her time in beautiful, historic New England – especially the gorgeous fall colors. Apart from MSO, Erin is involved with the Phillip Brooks House Association and the Institute of Politics, where she participates in the Harvard Political Union and the Women’s Initiative in Leadership. In her free time, she enjoys dancing with the O’Shea-Chaplin Irish Dance Academy, accompanying for choral groups, reading classic literature, exploring Boston, drinking copious amounts of coffee and tea, and spending time with friends.
Daniel Nuñez Huaracha ’22 | Design/Website Manager
Daniel Nuñez Huaracha is a Neuroscience concentrator in Adams House from Dallas, Texas. In addition to playing in MSO, Daniel plays violin in Mariachi Veritas de Harvard. When Daniel isn’t playing the violin, you can find him working at the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital. In his free time, he also enjoys graphic design and photography.