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

Booking enquiries     Get in touch

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


"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."


"'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."


"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 "


"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

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


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


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


"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... "


"We have been very privileged to have been here to listen to you both. "


"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! "


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


"Absolutely Amazing! "

R and L

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


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


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


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

S and N

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


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


"For the first time in my life I am lost for words - I would just like to say that I feel the most privileged person to have watched you. Thank you both for a fabulous concert. "


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


"Simply mesmerising. "


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


"Beautiful concert and venue. Really enjoyed it. "


"My blood pressure has surely gone down! Just so moving to see, hear and share in your music. "


"Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!"


"Amazing performance! The music was beautiful!"


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


""A mesmerising and fabulous evening." "A memorable evening" "Thank you so much for inviting us to such an amazing evening!!" "Everything was perfect. You are both fabulous!""


"My mother, M and I cannot thank you and Jan enough for inviting us to the launch of ‘Animo’. We were absolutely stunned by the venue, Blackfriars Priory and how 'J' enhanced the historic building so perfectly with the fairy lights and plants. The setting could not have been more perfect. The beauty of the building, however, was then surpassed once you and Sarah started playing. You are the most wonderful duo and it was the most exciting evening, to listen to such unique music which was played to such a high standard. Every piece was elevating and enthralling to listen to. Thank you too for the delicious canapes and warming glass of mulled wine. The whole evening was a joy to be at, totally inspiring. Thank you very much once again."

M, M and C

From the blog

Coach House Pianos

8th November 2019

Thank you Coach House Pianos for sponsoring our Launch VIP event! It was a dream to perform on such a beautifully soulful instrument. We could not have done this without your support!
Read more