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)

“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.”

– Werner Lauterbach,
Westfälische Anzeiger (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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4 days ago

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Symbio played an Official Showcase at Folk Alliance International in New Orleans (US)!

We have had a total amount of 9 showcases during these four days and we really enjoyed every single one of them! Thanks for all the warm feedback we´ve gotten during these days - Overwhelming!! 🙂 <3

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4 days ago

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We are having a blast at #folkalliance in New Orleans. 🇺🇸 We had great concerts, met friendly people and a lot of nice music and musicians!
- Life is good! ⭐

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6 days ago

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Symbio together with the great french hurdy-gurdy master Gilles Chabenat in New Orleans at Folk Alliance International! 🙂

GIlles is a fantastic hurdy-gurdy player who is also the composer of the very first tune we ever played with Symbio, even before starting the band. The tune was catchy and felt so perfect to us and our instruments, it opened a lot of ideas for how to arrange and play music together and right after this first jam session we decided to start our duo. We continued to work on the tune and during 6 months it was the only tune we had, we worked hard to arrange it and find our sound with it. This helped us to start composing our own songs together.

The tune is called "Le Fil" and can be heard on our first album - Thanks for the great tune Gilles! Who knows what would have happened (or not have happened) if we did not have this tune to play together when we met for the very first time... And yes.. Some times we play this tune as an encore in our concerts even nowdays! It gives very good memories and if we are lucky, we will continue to play it together during many years in this life! ✨

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1 week ago

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Welcome to visit our showcases at Folk Alliance International this week in New Orleans! #symbiomusic #FAINewOrleans #folkalliance ... See MoreSee Less

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We are right now on our way to the US and New Orleans to perform at the Folk Alliance international conference where we are chosen as official showcase artists this year. ✨

We have a long and exciting trip ahead of us and it’s the longest trip we ever made together. We really look forward to share our music to people in this part of the world, for the first time but hopefully not last! 😌 Greetings from the airport! /Symbio
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2 weeks ago

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Dear friends and followers in Germany. We are looking for a venue around Nordrhein-Westfalen area where Symbio could play a concert on the 26th of June.

Anyone who could give us a recommendation for a nice venue or festival where we could play? ✨🙂 #symbio #germany #concerts
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3 weeks ago

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Last Saturday the UK radio BBC3 broadcasted "highlights from Rudolstadt-Festival 2019" in the radio show "Music Planet" led by the great Kathryn Tickell! Two songs from our main-concert at Rudolstadt festivals was broadcasted, and it can be heard through the link down below.

Thanks a lot for having our music as a part of the highlights and thanks for beautiful words about our music from Kathryn Tickell, made us happy! 🙂 #Symbio #BBC3 #Radio

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We had a very enjoyable concert yesterday in Bad Honnef, thanks to all the nice and kind people involved - Feels great to be back in Germany! Now we look forward to this evenings concert in the city of Neuss! Very welcome to Kulturkeller at 19.00! ✨ ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Concerts

07 Feb 2020 Uppsala — Bror Hjorts Hus
10 Feb 2020 Västerbotten, SE — Norrlandsoperan School concerts
11 Feb 2020 Västerbotten, SE — Norrlandsoperan School concerts
12 Feb 2020 Västerbotten, SE — Norrlandsoperan School concerts
13 Feb 2020 Västerbotten, SE — Norrlandsoperan School concerts
17 Feb 2020 Västerbotten, SE — Norrlandsoperan School concerts
18 Feb 2020 Västerbotten, SE — Norrlandsoperan School concerts
19 Feb 2020 Västerbotten, SE — Norrlandsoperan School concerts
20 Feb 2020 Västerbotten, SE — Norrlandsoperan School concerts
21 Feb 2020 Västerbotten, SE — Norrlandsoperan School concerts
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