I met Isabella, who is very successful and appreciated also abroad, in 2013 attending a concert where I was struck by the expressiveness of the versatile sound that they managed to extract from her instrument and later, complimenting her, I was also pleased to see her affability and sympathy.
Raffaele Montanaro – pianist, composer – from his book “La musica a modo mio”, ed. Liber Faber, Turin 2022
Isabella Stabio is a wonderful, sensitive and expressive musician
Gilad Hochman compositore 2011
Une excellente saxophoniste et une musicienne talentueuse
Jean-Denis Michat concertista, docente di Sassofono presso il Conservatoire National de Région di Lione
“… Ms. Stabio skill with the soprano saxophone is wonderful
dall’articolo di David McPeak su ‘Pipeorg’ and ‘Pipechat’
Isabella, congratulations and many thanks for sharing such a wonderful performance of one of my compositions in the Music of Self-Isolation project!
Frank Horvat, compositore
Very nice version of my Jungle piece! Thank you for defending my music with so much talent!Your interpretation og “Jungle” is beautiful!!
Christian Lauba, composer
Thank you for honoring my “Nocturne et Sicilienne” with this interpretation: romantic, elegant and refined, congratulations.
Armando Ghidoni, composer and saxophone teacher at the “F.A. Bonporti” Conservatory in Trento
Heartfelt thanks for the intense interpretation.
Vincenzo Napoli, composer
Isabella Stabio is a very talented saxophonist who breaks through the stages with impressive speed
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
My composition “I miei occhi”” in the version for alto saxophone. Thanks and congratulations Isabella Stabio
Antonio Fraioli, composer
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
It was in autumn 2015 that I met Isabella STABio (…).. I was thus able to fully admire Isabella STABIO’s way of playing, her great musicality, the sound of her instrument and her playing while finesse. During a break, I took the opportunity to congratulate her on her interpretation of different pieces. This is how I learned, among other things, that she also had a very good knowledge of contemporary music and that she wanted to expand her repertoire even further. I was, of course, very happy to hear that. As I live in Vevey in Switzerland, she was kind enough to send me 3 CDs on which she recorded works from different periods. Her interpretations are truly remarkable, faithfully translated and of great musicality. We feel very comfortable in the different works of the musical repertoire. To thank her for her kindness, I gave her the only work I wrote for saxophone, namely 4 pieces for saxophone and synthesizer. (Score, of course) Isabella played them and recorded them on CD, and sent them to me.She is a true professional both in her musical knowledge and in her various interpretations. I am in the process of writing 3 short pieces for different saxophones which I will give to her with the dedication. Isabella STABIO is a great musician, very gifted and easily adapting to all musical possibilities. I wish her a happy future and a lot of satisfaction in all that she will undertake in the musical field.
Raymond Vauterin, Belgian composer