Vincenzo Napoli, composer
from the article by Leonardo Osella, ‘La Stampa’ – Torino Sette ’21
When, with our orchestra, Isabella Stabio interpreted, in April 2014, the concert by Alexander Glazunov op. 109, the theater has become particularly attentive and amazed at her skill.
Carlo Maria Amadesi, conductor, piano teacher at the “G. Verdi” Conservatory in Turin
Isabella Stabio is undoubtedly one of the Italian saxophonists to focus on in the future. Her unparalleled talent and her strong personality already make her one of the best
Mario Marzi concert player, saxophone teacher at the ‘Giuseppe Verdi’ Conservatory in Milan
Listening to Isabella Stabio in a saxophone recital is a very engaging experience. The confidentiality of her person almost hides an indisputable talent that flows fluently as soon as she picks up the instrument: from that moment, in the duration of an entire concert, which can touch the great classics or the most recent experiments, it will be impossible to get distracted, both for beauty. of the sound than for the superlative technique
Alessandro Ruo Rui composer, choir director, professor of Harmony and Counterpoint at the ‘Giuseppe Verdi’ Conservatory in Turin
When saxophonist Isabella Stabio, with a slim and delicate figure, with a reserved and kind nature, performs in concert, she even transforms herself physically, acquiring an unpredictable confidence and personality, with her own gaze that diffuses light, while her interpretations are equally bright, due to the warm and velvety sound reverberation, revealing an undoubted talent in the mastery of the instrument, exceptional technique and beautiful timbre mixture, both in the refined cantability and in the intense volatines and flowing agility
Walter Baldasso music critic 2010
‘Isabella is a saxophonist who expresses herself with a musicality and sensitivity that are matched only by her talent. I was able to appreciate, during the lessons provided within the framework of the International Festival of Faenza, her beautiful sound and her artistic expression which, enriched by a solid technique and an assertive character, already announce a brilliant musician with a promising career.
Bruno Totaro concertist, saxophone teacher at the School of Music di Vichy 2010
[…] In front of a good number of spectators, (…), the protagonists of the evening were Susy Picchio, soprano, showgirl and actress (…); saxophonist Isabella Stabio awarded at the Golden Music Awards in New York and Grand Prize Virtuoso in London; the composer, arranger and pianist Massimiliano Brizio, who performs with equal dexterity in the classical and jazz repertoire; guest the soprano Daniela Donaggio, (…). An ensemble in great shape, whose program was presented incisively and with affability by Susy Picchio. (…). And then a sequence of immediately recognizable and famous evergreens by G. Gershwin, C. Porter, J. Kander, L. Arditi, N. Piovani and A. Piazzolla, interspersed with clear solos by Isabella Stabio, including Gabriel’s oboe by Morricone, and by Massimiliano Brizio, (…) along a geographical path from the USA to Spain, from France to Italy and even to Naples.
Extraordinary and exciting kick-off concert for the new Demiourgos Festival XXIX Edition and for the Concerts in Villa Tesoriera VIII Edition, created by the Artistic Cultural Association IPPOGRIFO, with the Artistic Direction of Luigi Di Cesare. (…) Thursday 22 October 2020, in the elegant and historic setting of the prestigious Concert Hall of the “Andrea della Corte” Civic Music Library, in Villa Tesoriera, sold out for the public, (…) for a concert of artistic and technical excellence. Performing the qualitative Isakar Duo, composed by Isabella Stabio, soprano and alto saxophones and Carmelo Luca Sambataro, piano. […] The program entitled “First and Second Nineteenth Century for saxophone and piano” presented a panorama of music of great charm and technical and artistic consistency of R. Schumann, L. A. Mayeur, G. Fauré, C. Debussy. The performance of the Duo was commendable, precise, intense and brilliant, with technical and interpretative accuracy. The artistic inspiration of the two performers was great, (…). The saxophonist showed off a dazzling and overwhelming virtuosity, in particular in the fantasies about “Rigoletto” and “The Carnival of Venice” by Mayeur. Warm and vibrant sound, especially in Fauré’s “Pavane”. Technical and artistic maturity, absolute mastery of the instrument, insufflation, respiration and emission of sounds, which had their full affirmation in Debussy’s “Rapsodie” (…). Repeated cheers from the audience for a concert of great artistic and technical value, a complete success that inaugurated the new Festival in the best possible way.
Luigi Di Cesare – pianist, composer, artistic director