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 perform.

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 1996.

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.