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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”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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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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*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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We are very happy to annouce that we will make a collaboration together with the amazing Swedish duo Sisters of Invention! We will tour as duo+duo and as quartett during 2020!

The project is supported by the Swedish Performing Arts Agency: Musikverket, and we are very grateful for that! We look forward to share more news about this exciting project with you later this year! ✨

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On our way to Dalarna (SE) where we play a concert this evening at Biblioteket Avesta! Tomorrow evening we play at Wasabryggeriet in Borlänge! Welcome! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Concerts

21 Jun 2019 Stockholm, SE — Skansen Midsummer celebrations (Seglora kyrka))
22 Jun 2019 Stockholm, SE — Skansen Midsummer celebrations (Seglora kyrka))
23 Jun 2019 Stockholm, SE — Skansen (Concert at Seglora Kyrka)
06 Jul 2019 Rudolstadt, DE — Rudolstadt - EBU Euro Radio Folk Festival
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
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