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

 

 

 

 

 



Animo is a Contemporary Declassified flute and piano duo that perform soulful, timeless music.

Animo = spirit, mind, emotion, intent, feelings

Sarah and Yanna launched Animo in Gloucester Blackfriars in October 2019. Since October 2019, we have created the most ambitious five-year 'new music project' commissioning composers worldwide to write music specifically for us. 

Animo are all about performing soulful music with a myriad influences which means that since June 2020 Animo is officially 'Declassified'. Our performance style is inclusive, open, fun and laid back. We thrive in creating a connection with our audiences.

During the pandemic, Animo went to work, started new projects, performed a weekly 'Tuesday live at 12:45' live-stream from our home studio, recorded our 2nd album 'ANIMO two' from which the first releases are due in June 2021, opened our online merch shop at Bandcamp, recorded our new music video and short film at St George's Bristol, and we are now in the final stages of our composition commissions. 

Our first live performance on July 15th became a livestream due to Covid restrictions and it was the restart of our post-lockdown calendar. 

We are proud to have been chosen for a residency and to take part in the Festival of New at Snape Maltings in September 2021. This is the beginning of a new collaboration with Supriya Nagarajan.

ANIMO are part of KORES Trio and FOUR all of which have the same ethos and ideals: of playing and listening to music without barriers or labels.

ANIMO can tailor music to suit all audiences and ages. For samples of programmes and our repertoire, please have a look at the Performance webpage

We would be delighted to offer one of our exciting programmes for your venue or special event. To get in touch click on the buttons below. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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

D

"Amazing performance! The music was beautiful!"

J

"'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

"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."

JT

"It was a wonderful evening and I was completely bowled over by your talent and passion for the composers you celebrated."

EL

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

J&A

"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

"Simply mesmerising. "

Audience

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

JB&J

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

Audience

From the blog

ANIMO's Festive Wishes - 2021

17th December 2021

As we come to the end of another transformative year, we are pausing (on a 'Sunday') to say 'Thank you' for sharing this year with us.


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