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“Ileana Termini is an outstanding saxophonist. Her mesmerizing stage presence combined with an extraordinary musicality, a rich and resonant timbre and an impressive flawless technique establish her as a premier soloist and chamber musician of the highest level.”

Lars Mlekusch
Conductor, Saxophonist, Professor


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 stands out 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).

In April 2024 Ileana will debut as Soloist with the CvA Symphony Orchestra performing Alexander Glazunov Saxophone Concerto in two of the most prestigious concert halls in the Netherlands, Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ in Amsterdam and Stadsgehoorzaal in Leiden.

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