Beniamino Paganini (b.1994) is a passionate traverso player, renaissance flautist, harpsichordist, ensemble leader and young early music expert. He also plays organ and recorder. He received his master degrees for traverso (2016) and harpsichord (2017) and bachelor degree musicology, all 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 and some years 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 took part in masterclasses with Nicolas Achten, Marten Root, Karl Kaiser and many others. Currently, he is deepening his ensemble leading skills with the Maestro al Cembalo program in The Hague.
He received several first prizes, and with traverso he reached the semifinals of the renowned International Competition Musica Antiqua Brugge (2014) and of the International Telemann Competition (2015).
Beniamino is the artistic director of his ensemble Musica Gloria and performs regularly with various other ensembles such as Il Gardellino (Jan De Winne and Marcel Ponseele), Scherzi Musicali (Nicolas Achten), La Chapelle Harmonique (Valentin Tournet) and La Petite Bande (Sigiswald Kuijken).
He is harpsichord teacher at the music academies of Gentbrugge and Overijse.