BENJAMIN P. WENZELBERG
Benjamin P. Wenzelberg, Countertenor, Composer, Conductor, and Pianist is a proud 2017 US Presidential Scholar in the Arts and Freshman at Harvard. He is thrilled to be a part of Die Fledermaus, and was a soloist this fall at Harvard in the Dunster House Messiah, L’Orfeo at Harvard Memorial Church’s Monteverdi 450th Anniversary Celebration, and in Chichester Psalms" at Sanders Theater with the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra and Choruses in Harvard’s Leonard Bernstein Centenary Concert. His composition for solo flute premiered last month in the Harvard Composers Association Fall Concert, where he also played piano in a second chamber composition. He made his European composition and conducting debut with his orchestral composition at the Grafenegg Festival in Austria last year; the piece won first prize and will be reprised by the Tonkünstler Orchestra at the Vienna Musikverein's Golden Hall this winter. An eight-season soloist and chorister with the Metropolitan Opera, Benjy studied at Juilliard Pre-College for eight years, majoring in composition and also studying piano, voice in a chamber group, and conducting there. 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. At Harvard, he also sings with the University Choir, is co-Music Director of the Mozart Society Orchestra, and will be serving as Chorus Master in Lowell House Opera’s Le Comte Ory this Spring.