Symbio draws the listener in with their intoxicating combination of vast audio landscapes and earthy grooves, driven by a deliciously unexpected combination of hurdy-gurdy and accordion.

The duo creates a playful dialogue full of joyful energy, subtleties and virtuosity, where two becomes more than the sum of its parts. This is musical storytelling at its finest, told by heartfelt storytellers through soaring melodies, rich soundscapes, irresistible grooves and finely tuned musical communication.

Johannes Geworkian-Hellman: Hurdy-Gurdy
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LarsEmil Öjeberget: Accordion, Kickbox

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The interaction of Johannes Geworkian Hellman and LarsEmil Öjeberget left nothing to be desired. You get the impression that the the two of them complement one another perfectly and simply had to find each other.

-Rolf Graff, Mindener Tageblatt (DE)

The young Swedish duo Symbio is a true phenomenon on stage. Every show is an experience due to the musical telepathy between these musicians and their catching stories. From the first song the listener is lifted from their daily boring routine and is taken away to a new, more hopefull universe

-Elda Dorren, De Doelen Concert Hall Rotterdam (NL)

“I have a feeling that Johannes Geworkian Hellman and LarsEmil Öjeberget were destined to make music together, regardless of what instruments they might have played.”

Fiona Talkington – Songlines Magazine (UK)


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This autumn we have started to work on a new collaboration together with the wonderful duo Sisters of Invention! We are now creating music for this project and booking concerts for a tour in Sweden during 2020! ✨

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A very nice review in the newspaper from our concert last Tuesday evening in Hamm (DE)! Thanks a lot for these heart-warming words about our music! It means a lot! <3

"Symbio, sounds that celebrate life. Joy and sorrow, longing, melancholy: the audience was always emotionally close to Symbio, so that this remarkable Nordic sounds-cosmos turned into a particularly long-lasting experience - simply excellent.

Symbio already had remarkable success among world music fans since the start of their duo in 2011. On the foundations of their musical studies at the Royal College of Music Stockholm and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, they developed music that speaks to their own hearts. Their intent to present their music in a larger scope and through that to communicate with other people, was made practically tangible on Tuesday evening.

All pieces were self composed and were smoothed and polished by high-class solo improvisations of the artists. Hellmans technical finesse reminded of Jimi Hendrix as he left the field of tones between synth- or harmonium sounds and guitar feedback to his instrument.

Some folk formations in Germany also use the hurdy-gurdy, but what Hellman delivered can easily be compared to the skills of fusion-protagonists on the Fender Rhodes.

Both musicians had a lot to say, which made songs like "Last Summer" or "After the Fire" easier to understand. They presented their heartwarming music as "sounds that celebrate life" and were thankful for their joy of life that they expressed musically.

The Swedish duo offered a fulminant starting concert of the Klangkosmos-world music season."
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Upcoming Concerts

18 Nov 2019 Sörmland, SE — School concerts - Scenkonst Sörmland
19 Nov 2019 Sörmland, SE — School concerts - Scenkonst Sörmland
20 Nov 2019 Sörmland, SE — School concerts - Scenkonst Sörmland
21 Nov 2019 Sörmland, SE — School concerts - Scenkonst Sörmland
22 Nov 2019 Sörmland, SE — School concerts - Scenkonst Sörmland
22 Nov 2019 Flen, SE — Sigridlunds Café
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25 Nov 2019 Sörmland, SE — School concerts - Scenkonst Sörmland
26 Nov 2019 Sörmland, SE — School concerts - Scenkonst Sörmland
27 Nov 2019 Sörmland, SE — School concerts - Scenkonst Sörmland
28 Nov 2019 Sörmland, SE — School concerts - Scenkonst Sörmland
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