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 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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3 weeks 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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4 weeks 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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1 month ago


We look forward to play some concerts this summer! We will play in Sweden, Germany and Portugal! Hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago


*New Live Video - After The Fire*

Here is a memory from our concert at Studio Trad in Belgium two months ago! The video and sound was recorded live during the concert. Thanks to the wonderful audience and our new friends at Studio Trad, we had a really nice time! Welcome to listen and watch if you like!

MUSIC BY: Symbio
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Upcoming Concerts

20 Jul 2019 Söderhamn, SE — Världsarvsjazzen festival
24 Jul 2019 Lissabon, PT — Ocean Spirit Festival // Santa Cruz Beach
10 Aug 2019 Taucha, DE — Ancient Trance Festival
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
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
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