Sheridan ‘20 is a concentrator in Classics, and has been playing violin since age 12. She originally hails from the sunny and warm city of Los Angeles, California. When not playing violin, she studies the material culture and history of Ancient Rome. You will probably see her petting various dogs in Harvard Yard.
Kikyo Panepinto Hattori is a 9th grader at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. She started to play the oboe 3 years ago in Japan. She moved to Cambridge last summer, and she has been trying to find opportunities to play the oboe as much as possible. Thanks to her music teacher at CRLS, she learned about Mozart Society Orchestra. Since she joined MSO, she has been enjoying its practice on Tuesdays! She has been interested in astronomy and planetarium, and she made planetarium programs when she was in Japan. She is also very into Japanese calligraphy since she was in elementary school. She hasn’t decided what she wants to study at college yet, but as of now she is extremely interested in astronomy and education.
Yasmin Luthra is a cellist and a resident of Pennypacker Hall (but a soon-to-be Winthropian!). She enjoys Bollywood movies, the Dvorak Cello Concerto, and drumming on Home Depot buckets. She might concentrate in math or mechanical engineering or VES—regardless, she’ll come to a decision soon because although she used to be indecisive, she doesn’t think she is anymore.
Eric is a freshman at the college living in Mower, and soon to be Leverett House resident. He has been playing piano since the age of 6, and always found it to be a relaxing pastime. This is Eric’s first year participating in musical collaboration, and he has learned a lot from working with such a talented group of musicians. During his time as a solo pianist, Eric particularly enjoyed the works of Chopin and Schubert, his favorite piece being Schubert’s Drei Klavierstucke. When not playing piano, Eric plays full back for the Harvard rugby team and participates in the financial analyst club. Eric also enjoys skiing, traveling, and learning languages.
My name is Brabeeba Wang. I am a senior in Eliot House concentrating in math. An easy way to remember my name is that it is combination of three classical composers, Brahms, Beethoven and Bach. Music hobbies wise, I love classical music and karaoke, so if you want to find a concert buddy or karaoke buddy, you know who to find 😉 I am very happy to play in Mozart Society Orchestra this semester. We practiced very hard for the concert and I hope you will enjoy it!
Sho Yamasaki, piano – was born in Tokyo, Japan. He first studied the piano with Aki Kawazoe and Yuzo Asaka, awarded for the four-hand performance in Tokyo. In Cambridge, he has been studying piano with Timothy McFarland, held the solo recital at MIT Killian hall this April as a MIT Emerson music scholar. He is also studying chamber music with David Deveau and Jean Rife, actively engaging himself in the chamber music activity at the multiple locations such as Boston Music Institute. He is currently doing a joint degree program of Harvard Kennedy School (MPA) and MIT Sloan School of Management (MBA). Prior to this program, he worked in the consulting and financial auditing field as a CPA.
Will is a sophomore from Denver, Colorado and a proud resident of Eliot House. He is pursuing a concentration in Chemistry and Physics, joint with Earth and Planetary Sciences. He has been involved in various student organizations at Harvard in addition to the Mozart Society Orchestra, such as The Harvard Crimson, Harvard College Marathon Challenge, and the Eliot House Committee. When he is not playing the cello in Eliot’s clock tower music room, some of Will’s favorite hobbies include meandering through Boston, mountain climbing, road tripping, and—most recently—relishing the Charles River through intramural crew. He can be found at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, in various cafés in the Square, and in the Eliot courtyard.
Danielle is a junior in Currier House concentrating in Human Evolutionary Biology. She has absolutely loved performing with the Mozart Society Orchestra since her freshman year. Danielle started playing the cello in elementary school and hasn’t put down her bow since! She also has a background in voice performance and was honored to be accepted into the Washington National Opera Institute in high school and to get the chance to perform as a soloist at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. When she is not playing the cello or studying for the MCAT, you might find her training for marathons and triathlons or eating icing (her favorite food of all time).
Allison Pao ’21 grew up in New York City, spent five years in Nashville, TN, and most recently lived for the last three years in Basel, Switzerland. She’s a rising sophomore of Leverett House, and she hopes to joint concentrate in Social Anthropology and Human Evolutionary Biology. Outside of class, her favorite place on campus is WHRB (Harvard Radio Broadcasting), for which she’s a producer, writer, and Administrative Board member. Among her many loves are cute cafes, coffee, chai (those three go together), bananas, the color olive green, live music, and long walks.
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