"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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Upcoming events

Animo and Jemima Phillips

Saturday 9th May 2020 at St Peter's Church Newnham

Animo are teaming up with ex Royal Harpist Jemima Phillips to raise funds for the community to purchase 'The George' in Newnham-on-Severn... Read more

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


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


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

S and N

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


"Amazing performance! The music was beautiful!"


"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 "


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


"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."


"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! "


From the blog

Music can cure things medication can't

18th March 2020

These are different times. Live, free music, courtesy of a virus. If this isn't the most symbolic gesture by the universe, I don't know what is! MUSIC CAN CURE THINGS MEDICATION CAN'T was a quote I stumbled upon this evening...
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