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

ANIMO two: “This is a joyous and captivating album.”



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ANIMO and Lindsey Barkham at the COURTYARD, Sheffield

Saturday 7th December 2024 at Sheffield, THE COURTYARD

SAVE THE DATE ANIMO are teaming up with one of their biggest fans and wonderful amateur singer Lindsey Barkham, to present a programme of 'Christmas with a twist'...


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. 

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. Our most ambitious project started in 2019 with the commmission of 11 new compositions by international composers. 

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, 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 post-pandemic live performance on July 15th 2021, became a livestream due to Covid restrictions but 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 which resulted in the creation of a brand new ensemble PRANASA with which we've already performed in various venues including an outdoor concert in Greece, July 2023.

ANIMO are always keen to collaborate with other musicians and to perform in any venue and any setting. 

Recently, ANIMO were signed by PARMA records who produced our 'ANIMO two' album on the Ravello records label. We are thrilled to see that our album was loved by our audiences and in particular by Alex Rainieri on 'LOUD MOUTH' 

"This is a joyous and captivating album. The featured works are uplifting, inviting and well-crafted. The performances by Animo Duo are excellent, and the many commissioned works on the album embody a significant contribution to the expansion of the repertory of flute/piano duo works."

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

S and N

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


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


"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. "


"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 "


"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... "


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


"Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!"


"Thank you so much for a most delightful and inspiring evening of wonderful music in the company of friends.CG"

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From the blog

ANIMO two gets a review!

24th August 2023

So excited to see a review of our album 'ANIMO two' being published online by LOUD MOUTH, written by the pianist and artistic director of the Brisbane Music Festival, Alex Rainieri. 

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