Animo is a Contemporary Music flute and piano duo and the result of a 15-year friendship between flautist Sarah and pianist Yanna.

Animo = spirit, mind, emotion, intent, feelings.

We indulge in performing challenging music that has its roots in Jazz or World music and creates soulful soundscapes, tells a story and is based on 20th and 21st century music compositional traits.

Our performance style is inclusive, open, fun and laid back. We thrive in creating a connection with our audiences.

ANIMO can tailor music to suit all audiences and ages. For samples of programmes and to book us, please have a look at Concerts and Bookings.

We would be delighted to offer one of our exciting programmes for your venue or special event. To get in touch with us visit the Contact page

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"What a wonderful sound! I closed my eyes and took it all in. Just beautiful! "


"Thank you all for such a lovely evening yesterday. What a splendid venue, beautifully decorated and the range of music was superb. We particularly liked the Bartok and the Andy Scott piece. VM 24th October 2019 "


"The evening was amazing! Your music was like nothing that I’ve ever heard before and I really did feel like I was transported to a different space when I was listening to some of your pieces."


"This was absolutely gorgeous! We feel so honoured to have been invited. "


"Thank you so much for this evening. I was transported. The harits on the back of my neck are still standing. Such a wonderful sound, and a marvellous venue. On to the next concert... "


"What a wonderful evening. It was special hearing beautiful unusual music in this setting. Thank you so much for inviting me."


"What an incredible night of beautiful musicianship! Wishing you all the success in the world!"


"What a wonderful evening to be invited to - We wish you both the very best on your adventure."

S and N

"Amazing performance! The music was beautiful!"


"What a fantastic experience. Thank you both for such a wonderful opportunity to listen to your talent. The music sent shivers down my spine! "


From the blog

'Play me I'm yours' in Bristol

3rd December 2019

Animo went busking on one of the last remaining street pianos at Bristol and Bath Science park. It was a quiet start to our Street Pianos tour!
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Upcoming events

Animo and Martin Bills

Sunday 2nd August 2020 at The Great Barn, Hellens Manor, Herefordshire, HR8 2LY

We are proud to be part of Hellens Manor Music programme for 2020... Read more