Syrene Saxophone Quartet


Syrène Saxophone Quartet is comprised of four professional female saxophonists that have named their ensemble after the sirens of Homer’s Odyssey: sea goddesses who lured sailors with their divine voices. Syrène strives to share the sounds of the classical saxophone with a diverse audience. It is their energy, their musical qualities and their subtle communication that make them so beloved of their listeners. The members of Syrène have studied at Conservatories in Amsterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. They were the first wind ensemble to be welcomed at the prestigious Dutch String Quartet Academy and are a frequent guest on major Dutch stages and has performed internationally. Their motto is ‘Fresh and sweet, but with a bite’: talented, spicy but with a delicate female touch. The individual skills of these four musicians are at their finest when combined as the Syrène Saxofoonkwartet.

Femke IJlstra – soprano saxophone

Femke Steketee – alto saxophone

Annelies Vrieswijk – tenor saxophone

Aukelien Kleinpenning – baritone saxophone