Animoso consists of the singers Hadewijch Voorn, Klarijn Verkaart and Yvonne Kok, and the pianists Elsbet Remijn and Claudette Verhulst.
The singers met in the chorus of the National Opera. They all share a love for the combination of theatre and music. The two pianists, who both studied at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, also form the duo Beth & Flo, a piano duo that gives classical recitals and embellishes this with spoken and sung word. The music in a story or context and interaction with the audience are important elements in their concerts.
The family performance Carnaval! is their first joint project. Carnaval! was received with much success at the Zeist Music Days 2017 – an international chamber music festival – and at the Maurits Festival 2017 and Weesp Chamber Music Festival 2018.