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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"Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!"

AD F

"'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."

JR

"Exquisite launch! Congratulations Yanna and Sarah and a huge well done to all involved in making Animo happen! It was wonderful to hear you play in concert! What a beautiful evening. Thank you! "

E

"Beautiful concert and venue. Really enjoyed it. "

CR

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

KF

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

G

"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 "

VM

"Thank you for an amazing evening. You have transported me to a place where today and its problems do not exist. "

B

"Beautiful, this is the start of something so exciting! I am so pleased for your both. Salt of the earth blew my socks off!"

SA

"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... "

B

From the blog

Launch Videos on Instagram!

14th January 2020

If you didn't have the chance to come and see us at our official launch in Gloucester Blackfriars last October, you can see snippets of the video on Instagram.
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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