Founded by husband and wife Paul Herrera and Kaori Toda, Anima Concordiaspecializes in the baroque violin repertoire of the 18th century.
Paul and Kaori met in 1993 in the
Netherlands, at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague.
they have performed in many prestigious venues across Europe, the US,
and Japan, earning the highest admiration from audiences, including the Japanese royal family.
Internationally recognized as one of the leading Duo-violinists, their recording of the Jean-Marie Leclair Sonatas for Two Violins, Op.3 and Op.12, has been acclaimed by music critics and
They have concertized extensively around the world with many ensembles and orchestras, and have appeared on dozens of other recordings, collaborating with well known artists, including The
Kuijken brothers, John Elliot Gardiner, Andreas Scholl, La Petite Bande, the European Union Baroque Orchestra, Collegium Vocale, Bach Collegium Japan, Michaelstein Telemann Chamber
Orchestra, Jos van Immerseeland the
Ricercare Consort. The duo share a
love for teaching which brings them to major music festivals and seminars, as well asuniversities
including the Toho Gakuen University and the Tokyo University of the Arts.