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SYMBIO

SYMBIO

“Symbio stand out to the highest degree as one of the most distinctive groups in the environs of folk music in recent years”
– LIRA Music Magazine

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

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)

“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) 

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2 days ago

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Sunny days and good times together with our friends! We've been hearsing for our upcoming collab-concerts this summer! Will be fun and exciting to play the first concert in Rättvik (SE) on the 29th of June! ✨🙂#symbio #sistersofinvention ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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Happy to be rehearsing and spending time with our friends from Sisters of Invention again, for the first time since 14 months!We look forward to play our first concerts together this summer! ✨ #symbio #sistersofinvention #dubbelduo ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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Today we record a new live session video! Very fun and a lot of work. Let's hope for the best and please be with us and wish us the best! ✨🙏 #symbio ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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Today it's exactly 3 years ago since we started the recording of our latest album "Rising". This summer its time for us to enter the studio and record our third album! 🥰✨ ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Symbio
Lovely to be out in the road playing for a live audience again. First live concert in 6 months for us..! And we still enjoy it as much as before.. or... even more??! 😌🙏Live concerts are very rare in these days.. But we hope that will change soon.. Globally! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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Two years ago on this day we had the pleasure to perform at the Swedish Indie Music Awards "Manifestgalan" in Stockholm! Time flies and just like other musicians in this world we are longing for the time when live-concerts will be allowed again...! <3 ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

Symbio
Happy new year!2020 has passed and despite this strange year we also had a lot of nice moments. One of those is without doubt our collaboration with our new friends of the great pop/jazz duo "Sisters of Invention" Sadly we haven´t had the chance to play our music live yet but until then we will show you some of the music! Feel free to listen and share of you want.Compared to the sunText & Music Karolina Almgren Arrangement: Symbio & Sisters of InventionRecording and mix: LarsEmil ÖjebergetPhoto: Hannah Nyström & Anton NäslundEditing: LarsEmil ÖjebergetA big thanks to "Musikverket" who made this project and collaboration possible! ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

Symbio
Dear friends and followers! What a year... Despite the big challenge that our societies and people have been facing in 2020, we have been lucky to meet some of you during concerts in US, Germany, Schweiz and Sweden. But we have also had long breaks from concerts, just as many colleagues around the world. Music is so important to us, we live from it not only in a professional sense but even more important in a spiritual one. As much as we enjoy and love creating and playing music together as a duo, we are really longing to have the possibility to play live in front of people, to share our music to others and to experience the meetings that the concerts creates. We miss you! We want to wish all of you a good start of this new year and send you all energy to keep up your motivation and to take care of each other! This year has showed us all more then ever that we need each other. We look forward to share new music with you online soon and to hopefully meet many of you LIVE in 2021! Warm thoughts and love from Symbio! <3 ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

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Thanks to Jon Antonsson and Musik i Syd for these photos from our concert in Malmö two weeks ago! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

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A good memory from our concert at Moriska Paviljongen a week ago! It was so nice to be back playing live in front of people.. Thanks to everyone involved! We cannot wait until the next time.. Hope it can be soon!✨Thanks to Musik i Syd and Malmö Folk for having us! And thanks to Saischa Kajic for these photos! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
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Upcoming Concerts

19 Jun 2021 Avesta, SE — Folkkärna Folkfest
29 Jun 2021 Symbio together with Sisters of Invention - Rättvik, SE — Café Nyfiket
08 Jul 2021 Symbio together with Sisters of Invention - Ystad, SE — St Maria Kyrka
03 Aug 2021 ISPAGNAC G, FR — Tour France CCAS
04 Aug 2021 RIVIERE - SUR - TARN, FR — Tour France CCAS

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Upcoming Concerts

19 Jun 2021 Avesta, SE — Folkkärna Folkfest
29 Jun 2021 Symbio together with Sisters of Invention - Rättvik, SE — Café Nyfiket
08 Jul 2021 Symbio together with Sisters of Invention - Ystad, SE — St Maria Kyrka
03 Aug 2021 ISPAGNAC G, FR — Tour France CCAS
04 Aug 2021 RIVIERE - SUR - TARN, FR — Tour France CCAS
05 Aug 2021 BRASSAC, FR — Tour France CCAS
06 Aug 2021 VERZEILLE, FR — Tour France CCAS
07 Aug 2021 La Bastide sur l´hers, FR — Tour France CCAS
09 Aug 2021 Matemale, FR — Tour France CCAS
10 Aug 2021 Saint Marie, FR — Tour France CCAS

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