Jasperina Verheij (Haarlem, 1999) started playing the recorder at the age of five. Since then she has won several prizes: encouragement price (2013); second price (2014) and first price (2015) at the Haarlem Interscholair Toernooi; Donemusprize (2016 and 2017), ensemble encouragement price (2017) and third price (2018) at the Prinses Christina Concours; Royal Wind Music Price at the Open Recorder Days Amsterdam (2018). With the ensemble Jong Barok (formed in 2015 with three other musicians), she performed among other places at the Early Music Festival Utrecht (Fringe). She regularly performs in concerts or other occasions and played solo concerto’s with different orchestra’s.
In 2015 she started studying recorder with Daniël Brüggen at the Young Talent Department of the Royal Conservatoire in the Hague. She currently combines her recorder studies in the Hague with the study Life Science & Technology at the universities of Leiden and Delft. Besides interests in science and recorder, Jasperina has a passion for singing and will start studying classical singing (following the program Practicum Musicae) at the vocal department of the Royal Conservatoire in September 2018.
Eline Fung Fen Chung (Alphen aan den Rijn, 1998) started with music lessons at the age of two. Her love for music started from that moment and when she was seven years old, she had her first recorder lesson with Elsa-de Jong Bunk. When she was fifteen years old, she successfully auditioned for the Young Talent-department of the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. She combined the last three years of her highschool with the study at this department with Reine-Marie Verhagen and was accompanied by Claudio Ribeiro and Alessandro Soccorsi. After two years, in November 2015, she formed together with Jasperina Verheij (recorder), Stefan Woudenberg (viola da gamba) and Alexander de Bie (organ) the ensemble “Jong Barok”.
She has played in and with numerous orchestras and ensembles including the “Atheneum BlazersConsort” under direction of Ali Groen, and the ensemble “Jong Barok”. With “Jong Barok” she has performed at the Early Music Festival Utrecht (fringe) in September 2016. In February 2017, Eline participated with Jasperina as a duo at the Prinses Christina Concours in The Netherlands. They won the Ensemble Encouragement Prize. They also won the “Royal Wind Music Prize” at the Open Recorder Days Amsterdam (ORDA) in October 2017. In July 2016, at the end of her study at the Young Talent-department, she received one of the Encouragement Awards for her development in the previous years and exceptional achievements.
Eline started her study Medicine at Leiden University in september 2016, which she combines with her study at the Royal Conservatoire with Reine-Marie Verhagen.
Beniamino Paganini (b.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 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, 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 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).