The Dokwerk Saxophone Quartet is a young and energetic chamber music ensemble established in 2019. Coming from four different parts of the world, Lisa Schreiber, Jen-Hong Wu, Ileana Termini and Pedro Silva all driven by their passion for music have found together in the culturally vibrant city of Amsterdam, where the four of them are currently studying at the Conservatorium under the guidance of the Dutch saxophone coryphées Arno Bornkamp and Willem van Merwijk. As part of their internationally renowned saxophone class they have already performed in some of the great Dutch concert halls, such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ.
Eager to learn and broaden their horizons they regularly attend masterclasses all over the world, learning from their important saxophonist forebears such as Joonatan Rautiola and Lars Mlekusch, but equally draw inspiration from non-saxophonist sources including baroque specialist Walter van Hauwe, and expert for contemporary music and percussionist Arnold Marinissen.
In combining their different cultures and backgrounds the four are provided a never-ceasing richness and variety of musical possibilities and choices.
Recently awarded the first prize in the chamber music category of the International Competition “Vítor Santos” in Portugal, the Dokwerk Saxophone Quartet has now been offered to record their debut CD. Open-mindedly and light-heartedly they continue to seek to secure a constant place for the classical saxophone in the music of today and tomorrow!
Dokwerk Saxophone Quartet
Oliveira & Termini Duo
Oliveira & Termini Duo is formed by the classical saxophonists Mafalda Oliveira, from Portugal, and Ileana Termini, from Italy.
Having a passion for both chamber music and solo performance, Ileana and Mafalda have come together in an ensemble that constantly explores the duality between these two characteristics, and where their personalities can both challenge and complete each other.
Mafalda and Ileana have come to the city of Amsterdam at the age of 18 with the ambition to study at the conservatory with the prestigious teachers Arno Bornkamp and Willem van Merwijk.
As part of this class, they have had the chance to have Masterclasses with Lars Mlekush, Joonatan Rautiola, Jean-Denis Michat, Nobuya Sugawa, Arnold Marininsen, Walter van Hauwe, among others. and to perform in some of the most prestigious Dutch concert halls, such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Muziekgebouw aan‘t IJ.