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“ Coming from an Italian family, I am used to gather with my beloved ones around a table and share with them the worthiest and happiest moments.  For me playing is like eating: it doesn’t have the same importance if you don’t share it with someone! 


Ileana Termini | Classical Saxophonist

Ileana Termini (Naples - 2001) is a young Italian classical saxophonist who is currently living and studying in Amsterdam.

At the age of 18 she graduated with full marks and cum laude at the Conservatory of Avellino, being the youngest saxophonist of the academic year. In the same year she was admitted to the prestigious Conservatorium van Amsterdam to study with the father of the Dutch Saxophone School: Arno Bornkamp.

While studying at the Conservatorium, Ileana founded the Dokwerk Saxophone Quartet, an ensemble who sees protagonists four saxophonists coming from all over the world.

When performing, Ileana out-stands for her powerful and fierce stage presence, combined with elegance and the Italian lyricism.

Winner of numerous international competitions, she has already trodden the boards in ambitious halls around Europe, like Teatro San Carlo (Naples), Accademia di Santa Cecilia (Rome), Musikverein and Konzerthaus (Wien), Muziekgebouw aant’ IJ and Concertgebouw (Amsterdam).

At the end of 2020, she was invited to perform the tenor saxophone solo of Ravels’ Bolero with the Giuseppe Verdi Orchestra of Salerno, conducted by Daniel Oren, in the occasion of the New Years’ concert.

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