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

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 soulful and challenging music that has its roots in Jazz or World music and creates evocative 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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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

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


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


"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."


"Amazing performance! The music was beautiful!"


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


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


""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!""


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

S and N

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


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


From the blog

Looking forward - AEMC lasting impressions (27-28 June 2020)

29th June 2020

Animo's participation at the AMEC conference has filled us both with ambition to reach higher but also take a moment and see what is already here.
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