Stoa formed in 1992 and consists of musician Olaf
Parusel and vocalist Conny Levrow. Both have extensive classical training,
which is quite effectively reflected in their music.
Conny is an accomplished violinist, but her involvement with Stoa is mostly
vocal in nature. Olaf provides the accompaniment and composes the pieces they
The first piece published by this German duo was the self titled "Stoa" on the Hyperium
compilation "Hy! - From Hypnotic to Hypersonic". Shortly
thereafter, they released their first full length album "Urthona". In
1994, their second album "Porta VIII" came out. Both were received well
critically and did relatively well in several new-age charts.
Stoa has never toured, per se, but they are occasionally known to play
a concert or two sporadically. They performed alongside labelmates Chandeen in
The future of Stoa is somewhat up in the air as far as I can tell. They are no longer
signed to a label, and they have not put out any new material since Porta VII in 1994. Plans for
a new album are either stalled or nonexistant at this juncture.