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

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”Their music feels new and different. Yet first and foremost Symbio is something very much its own. I liked them from the first moment that I heard them”

Susanne Holmberg, Lira – Swedish music magazine, 2017

”When the two musicians in Symbio play I feel like a muggle. On stage: wizards, weaving their magic to create crazily swinging and up-to-date music on instruments not associated with modern-day popular music. I have never heard anything like it, whilst at the same time the duo’s music sounds strangely familiar.”

Catarina Nitz, Eskilstunakuriren, 2017

”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), 2017

”Late one Friday night they make the entire audience at the Stockholm Folk Festival jubilate. That we hear two virtuoso musicians is obvious to all!”

Lars Lind, Lira – Swedish music magazine, 2015

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A moment from yesterdays gig in Malmö, Sweden! 🙂

Manifest On Tour
Symbio live på Manifest on Tour 2018 - Malmö
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Here is a photo from yesterdays concert in Oslo, Norway! 😌 Thank you Norway and Riksscenen for a nice time and thanks to Knut Utler for this photo! Now we are heading towards our next concert which will take place in Minden, Germany
at Kulturzentrum BÜZ tomorrow!
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Dear friends and listeners in Germany! On Saturday the 13th of October we will play a concert at Kulturzentrum BÜZ! We look forward to present our new album "Rising" for you and we hope to see you there! 🙂

Here is a newly published article about us from the German music magazin Folker! Thank you Ulrich Joosten for interview and text!
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Några fina ord om vår nya skiva i tidningen ”Spelmannen”. Tack! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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A memory from our release concert last Thursday. We had a great time! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Concerts

24 Oct 2018 Womex 2018, ES — Participation Delegates
03 Nov 2018 Sundsvall, SE — Pipeline
09 Nov 2018 Oslo, NO — Folkelarm - Nordic Showcase Oslo Riksscenen
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10 Nov 2018 Oslo, NO — Folkelarm - Nordic Showcase Oslo Riksscenen
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21 Dec 2018 Rotterdam, NL — De Doelen
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26 Jan 2019 Isle of Wight, UK — Quay Arts Center
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01 Feb 2019 Reeth, UK — Reeth Memorial Hall
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03 Feb 2019 Chillesford, Suffolk ( UK ) — Folk at the Froize
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04 Feb 2019 Camden-London, UK — Green Note
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02 Mar 2019 Heuvelland, BE — Dranouter Muziekcentrum
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