As a young, sparkling, Belgian Baroque ensemble, Musica Gloria occupies a special place in the early music landscape. In recent years, Beniamino Paganini (traverso and historical keyboards) and Nele Vertommen (baroque oboe and recorder) have managed to put Musica Gloria on the map as a top international Baroque ensemble under their passionate leadership. Allowing audiences to share in the pleasure of making music together is what Nele and Beniamino strive for with Musica Gloria.

With Musica Gloria, we not only want to perform early music in a respectful, historically aware way, but also give the audience a captivating musical story. Our mission is to move, amaze and inspire people with our music, by performing lively and colourful concerts.”

The ensemble’s permanent core consists of Elise Dupont, Evan Buttar, Lena Rademann, Beniamino Paganini and Nele Vertommen. Together, they share the same core values, enjoying the creative process during preparations and concerts in an open, pleasant and harmonious atmosphere. They work with respect for the music and composer, as well as a commitment to the environment and each other.

Guts and daring are not shunned by the musicians, and they perform a repertoire consisting of well-known and lesser-known, or even unknown, pieces. The number of musicians and instrumentation changes with each programme, and the music is carefully revived with historical instruments and performance practice.

Our goal is achieved when we have managed to touch people’s hearts with our music and make them experience an unforgettable moment,” says Beniamino.

When, as a 12-year-old in 2006, Beniamino performed his first real (Christmas) concert, the foundations for Musica Gloria were laid. A beautiful road followed, in which Musica Gloria grew into a fully-fledged professional baroque ensemble.

Musica Gloria received many invitations from national and international stages (Klara, BOZAR, AMUZ, Trigonale, MAfestival, Musica Antica, BachFest Leipzig, Mubafa, Festivals de Wallonie and Concertgebouw Brugge). The ensemble is always moving forward, resulting in several Belgian and international tours and many recordings that can be heard on YouTube and Spotify, among others. Four CDs have now been released with the labels Pan Classics and Etcetera Records.

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