Vito Paternoster (1957) is an Italian cellist who served as principal cellist for I Musici. He is the 1st cellist to record the Bach Sonatas and Partita's for Solo Cello (orig. violin), after locating a transcription next to Bach's own manuscript of the violin pieces. He also recorded Inzaffirio, a distillation of the preludes from Bach's Cello Suites - following each prelude is an arrangement for soprano, solo cello, and string orchestra. He teaches at the Bari Conservatory.