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
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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We look forward to our upcoming concert at Santa Cruz Ocean Spirit Festival in Portugal this week! ✨ ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago


Today we play at Världsarvsjazzen-festival in Söderhamn (SE). Great line-up and weather, we look forward! Welcome! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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We had some very nice concerts at Rudolstadt-Festival in Germany 2 weeks ago, representing Sweden at the EBU- Radio Folk Festival! We will remember this beautiful experience and we want to give a warm thanks to the organizers of Rudolstadt Festival, to the Swedish Radio and to the lovely audience for giving us such good energy and warm feedback during and after our concerts! You really touched us with many generous and heart-warming words about our music! <3

Swedish National Radio recorded one of our concerts and it will be online later this year! ✨ Now we look forward to upcoming gigs in Sweden and Portugal in the next days!

Thanks also to Hannes Kutza Photography for these photos!
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We just arrived at the Rudolstadt-Festival in Germany and started our day with an interview by the MDR Kultur Radio, where we also performed three songs live. Really nice people and session, thanks a lot!

Our next gig is at the opening concert of the festival tonight! ✨
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Today we started the rehearsals for our concerts at Rudolstadt-Festival and EBU Festival in Germany this coming weekend! We look forward! 😌 ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago


Sunny soundcheck for this evenings outdoor gig at Blique by Nobis in Stockholm! We plat two sets 17.30 and 19.00. Welcome everyone, free entrance! ... See MoreSee Less

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During last weekend we played some concerts at the open air museum Skansen in Stockholm as a part of the midsummer celebrations. All concerts were sold out and we had a very nice time playing and meeting people from the audience after the concerts.

We want to thank everyone in the the audience for great energy and for a lot of beautiful words about our music. We really got a lot of motivation and joy from these concerts and meetings!

One of the things said to us about our music after one of our concerts was said by an elderly woman who approached us after the first concert. What she said was really touching and we will remember it!

"I have to buy your cd, because I have to do something about the fact that I have been waiting for this music during all my life!"

Thank you! <3
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2 months ago


We really look forward to play at the Rudolstadt-Festival and the EBU Radio Folk Festival! We will play two gigs at the festival on the 6th of july. Hope to see some of you there! ... See MoreSee Less

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”Hurdy-gurdy and accordeon form a richly complete blend in the hands and intuitive connection of Swedes Johannes Geworkian Hellman and LarsEmil Öjeberget."

Thank you fRoots Magazine and Andrew Cronshaw for some nice words about our album Rising!
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Upcoming Concerts

05 Sep 2019 Gävle, SE — FolkGävlar - Folkmix tour
06 Sep 2019 Bollnäs, SE — Bollnäs Kulturhus - Folkmix tour
07 Sep 2019 Ljusdal/Färila, SE — Musik i Kallmyr - Folkmix tour
11 Sep 2019 Köln, DE — Kirche St.Michael
12 Sep 2019 Kempen, DE — Kulturforum
13 Sep 2019 Detmold, DE — Aula Alte Schule
16 Sep 2019 Bergkamen, DE — Trauzimmer Marina Runthe
18 Sep 2019 Düsseldorf, DE — Jazz Schmiede
19 Sep 2019 Wuppertal, DE — Hauptkirche
23 Sep 2019 Siegen, DE — Krönchencenter
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