The ensemble Musica Gloria, founded and directed by traverso player and harpsichordist Beniamino Paganini, consists of young and enthusiastic soloists. It focuses on the repertoire of the Baroque, Classical and Renaissance period and adapts its formation, instruments and performance practice to their programs. Essential is to tell the audience a fascinating musical story and to let them experience inspiring, touching and hearth-warming moments. Indeed the audience describes their concerts often as ‘brilliant, sublime, wonderful, delicious and unforgettable’. The ensemble members enjoy preparing and performing concerts in an open, amusing and harmonious atmosphere with respect for the music, composer and each other.
Musica Gloria was founded in Bruges in 2006 by the then 12-year-old Beniamino. At the beginning the ensemble and its choir, consisting of about 20 enthusiastic children (aged 5-17), moved the hearts of their audience with baroque Christmas concerts based on old Christmas songs held in a wonderful warm atmosphere. The ensemble continued developing and in 2014 was selected for the fringe concerts of the MAfestival in Bruges and the Early Music festival in Utrecht. Since then it has become a professional ensemble that promises an exciting evolution.