"Extraordinary. A magical atmosphere from the first note!"
Sunday 1st August 2021 at Hellens Manor
We are back! LIVE at HELLENS MANOR August 1st, 2021 is the new date of the postponed concert from August 2020...
Animo is a Contemporary Classical 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 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!
"Beautiful! Beautiful! 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. "
"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. "
M, M and C
"Thank you so much for a most delightful and inspiring evening of wonderful music in the company of friends.CG"
"What a wonderful sound! I closed my eyes and took it all in. Just beautiful! "
"Thank you- a true privilege to share your special evening. "
"...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."
"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... "
"Simply mesmerising. "
"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! "
From the blog
Animo in concert with Wendy Nieper and Eve Loiseau
21st July 2021
Tickets are now on sale as Hellens Manor have opened their doors and audiences can return to venues! For Animo this is both a wonderful and precarious moment. We will keep safe but also allow ourselves to feel just that little bit more relaxed playing music in front of people; it's what we were born to do!
(photo from Unsplash)