Ana Irene Rodrigues | Sara Anjo | Gilberto Bernardes

Ana Irene Rodrigues was born in Venezuela in 1986, at the age of five years old went to live in Portugal, Madeira Island.
Finished her high school degree in 2004, with a specialization in music at Conservatório - Escola Profissional das Artes da Madeira, under supervision of the saxophone teacher Duarte Basílio. During these years she was part of an internship at Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo in Porto with the teachers: Manuel Silva and Henk van Twillert.
Ana Irene Rodrigues continued her studies in Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten where she studied with Henk van Twillert and Arno Bornkamp and finished her bachelor’s degree in 2010. During her studies, in 2008 she took part of the ERASMUS program in Italy - Milan, where she studied with Mario Marzi, at Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppi Verdi.
In her path she has worked with saxophone artists/pedagogues in master-classes, workshops, lectures, such as: Claude Delangle, Vincent David, Jean-Dennis Michat, Jean-Ives Formeau, Nicolas Prost, Francisco Martinez, Gil Meijering, Tjako van Schie, among many others.
She has been a part of several projects as leader and soloist in several chamber music projects as saxophone quartet, big band, wind orchestra (2001/04). In Amsterdam she created and led the saxophone quartet “HBQuartet”(2006/07) and “DuoSensu” with the guitarist João Paulo Henriques (2009/10), from which a CD was recorded. Both projects went on tour through Amsterdam and Portugal. 
In Italy, during ERASMUS  “DuoSpadari” (2008), was formed with Justyna Jarzab on the piano. 
She has attended four “Amsterdam International Saxophone Week” sessions, from which twice, was part of the organization.
In 2011 together with Sandra Sá and Giancarlo Mongelli created a chamber music trio that has its focus on music originally composed for saxophone, violin and piano. 
Back to her routes, Ana Irene Rodrigues lives now in Madeira Island where she teaches saxophone at the Conservatorio - Esocla das Artes, Eng. Luíz Peter Clode.