Beniamino Paganini (°1994) is a passionate traverso player, renaissance flautist, harpsichordist, ensemble leader and young early music expert. He also plays baroque organ and recorder. He received his master degrees for traverso (2016) and harpsichord (2017) with great distinction and is currently intensifying his international career as a professional artist.
Beniamino discovered his passion for early music at a very young age. At 16, he joined both Royal Conservatories of Brussels, later the Conservatories of Leuven and The Hague. He studied traverso with Barthold Kuijken, Frank Theuns and Jan De Winne, renaissance flute with Kate Clark and Patrick Beuckels and harpsichord with Frédérick Haas, Fabio Bonizzoni, Patrick Ayrton and Kris Verhelst. He participated in masterclasses with Nicolas Achten, Marten Root, Karl Kaiser and many others. Currently, he is optimizing his ensemble leading skills with the Maestro al Cembalo program in The Hague, and finalizing his Bachelor in Musicology at the University of Leuven.
He received several first prizes, and with traverso he reached the semifinals of the renowned International Competition Musica Antiqua Brugge (2014, aged 19) and of the International Telemann Competition (2015).
Beniamino is the artistic director of his ensemble Musica Gloria and performs with various orchestras and ensembles, such as Il Gardellino (Jan De Winne and Marcel Ponseele), Scherzi Musicali (Nicolas Achten), La Chapelle Harmonique (Valentin Tournet) and Concert Royal Köln.