"Extraordinary. A magical atmosphere from the first note!"

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 soulful and challenging music that has its roots in Jazz or World music and creates evocative 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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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

"Stunning, beautiful, magical. No word to describe how special tonight was. What a fantastic journey you took us on! Thank you."


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


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


"Thank you- a true privilege to share your special evening. "


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


"Yanna and Sarah, thank you for the VIP invitation to a fantastic evening. We thoroughly enjoyed all of it."


"Simply mesmerising. "


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

S and N

"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 "


"'A' and I were blown away by the versatility of Animo. The pieces were very atmospheric and made even more so by the surroundings. I'm not a great fan of contemporary music but I loved the pieces you played which weren't, as I would say, too off the wall! You make a great duo and look forward to hearing more from you both."


From the blog

CHP A Year in Review

11th February 2020

A video that we thought it was worth sharing created by our Launch Sponsors, Coach House Pianos. Animo is featured in there as well as lots of other beautiful moments.
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