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






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ANIMO fundraising for JAAUK- Chatsworth

Saturday 27th August 2022 at Chatsworth, Carriage House

Anino have been invited to play for JAUUk's 2022 Dinner Concert at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire Dales on August 27th, 2022...


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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"What a thoroughly enjoyable event! The fabulous musicianship and a lovely atmosphere combined to make an unforgettable evening. ANIMO’s music is from the heart - through their choice of repertoire and the care and attention to detail displayed in their performance they created a wonderful, spellbinding concert."

Everyday Records

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


"Remarkable! So moving...I can't wait to hear more and follow you on this incredible journey! Beautiful evening. Thank you!"


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


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


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


"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! "


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


"Simply mesmerising. "


"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... "


From the blog

Animo's first Cinematic Music Video

2nd March 2022

YOUTUBE Premiere of our MUSIC VIDEO 'The Journey of Alan Kurdi'

April 1st, 2022 at 12 noon

Recorded at St George's Bristol on May 11th, 2021

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