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 are very happy to announce that Symbio has been selected as an official showcase artist at Folk Alliance International (USA, New Orleans) - The worlds largest gathering of Folk/roots music industry and community!

We look forward to visit this conference and the US for the first time in January 2020! Hopefully we will have a good time there and meet some new friends! ✨

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We have been looking forward to this, and tomorrow we begin our second Germany tour of this year! ✨

You're welcome to check dates and time to see if we play in your area!
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Yesterday we played the last concert of our tour this week in Sweden! Very nice venues and people! Thanks to everyone involved and especially to Esbjörn Wettermark and Region Gävleborg for inviting us and organizing this tour for us! 🙂

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We had a very enjoyable concert Musikhuset Gävle yesterday evening! So nice to meet old and new friends! Thanks to the lovely audience and crew for all the good vibes! Tonight we play at Kulturhuset Bollnäs 19.30! Welcome! 🙂 ✨ Foto: Erik Larsson ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to the lovely crew and audience at Folkmusikens Hus for a nice start up of our tour yesterday evening! Now we are on our way to Gävle where we will play tonight at 19.00 at Musikhuset. We really look forward! Very welcome! 😌✨ Photo: Peter Ahlbom ... See MoreSee Less

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We look forward to do a small tour in next week including four concerts in Sweden! Welcome to our concerts in Rättvik, Gävle, Bollnäs and Ljusdal. We hope to meet some new and old friends during these concerts! ✨

4/9 Rättvik, Folkmusikens hus: Folkmusikens Hus
5/9 Gävle, Musikhuset: Folkgävlar
6/9 Bollnäs, Kulturhuset: Kulturhuset Bollnäs
7/9 Ljusdal, Musik i Kallmyr: Musik i Kallmyr
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3 weeks ago


On our way back from the first meeting, rehearsal and photo shoot together with our new friends from the Swedish duo Sisters of Invention! Lovely people and great musicians - Feels really exciting to start our new collaboration and to tour together in 2020! 🙂

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Upcoming Concerts

19 Sep 2019 Wuppertal, DE — Hauptkirche
23 Sep 2019 Siegen, DE — Krönchencenter
24 Sep 2019 Hamm, DE — Lutherkircke
26 Sep 2019 Remscheld, DE — Teo Otto Theater
27 Sep 2019 Geisenkirchen, DE — Bleckkirche
24 Oct 2019 Tampere, FI — Womex 2019 (Delegates)
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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