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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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1 day ago

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Our lovely friends from Studio Trad in Belgium will broadcast a full live concert session with Symbio! The concert was recorded on the 3.d of March 2019 and everything is pure live, sound and picture!

In these times when almost every concert is cancelled, the initiative to stream recorded live concert which haven´t been broadcasted yet is really nice! 👏😘

"You'll be sitting in the audience, and hear the original recording directly streamed to your home. Very welcome to tune in next Sunday!"

And yes.. We too are excited since we did not see the recording of the concert ourselves! But we remember we had a nice evening! 🥰✨
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4 weeks ago

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From todays gig at Palladium in Malmö (SE) Thank you to the lovely crew from Musik i Syd! 😌❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

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Exactly one year ago we released this live video with our song RISING! The video gives us good memories! Have you seen it? 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Last Saturday we played a concert in Geneva at Festival Notes polaires, Musiques nordiques, and shared the evening together with the duo Erik Rydvall & Olav Luksengård Mjelva. Here is a short recording from the soundcheck and rehearsal of the encore that we played together all four of us. 🙂

The Swiss National radio recorded both our concerts + the encore and will broadcast them later this year. Thanks to the nice organizers at Ateliers d'ethnomusicologie - ADEM for inviting us!
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1 month ago

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Getting ready for tonights show! The National Swiss radio will record and broadcast our concert! 😌#soundcheck ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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We just arrived to Geneva in Switzerland! Tonight we play a concert at Alhambra Genève, as a part of Notes Polaires Festival! ✨ ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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So nice to visit the great festival Umefolk! Thanks to everyone who came to our concert yesterday night and thanks to all of you who gave us such warm feedback after the show!

Thanks also to Peter Bothén for this beautiful photo from yesterday! ✨
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1 month ago

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In the train on our way up to Umeå for one more week of school concerts AND a concert at the great Festival Umefolk in Umeå next Saturday! We look forward to all of this! ✨

Here is a photo from last weeks concerts! 🙂
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2 months ago

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Symbios omslagsfoto ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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Ready for todays first concert! In Skellfteå (SE)! 😌#symbio #norrlandsoperan ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Concerts

23 Apr 2020 Stockholm, SE — RUM Price ceremony "Framtidens musikpris" - Stallet
05 Jun 2020 Stockholm, SE — Nalen - Private
13 Jun 2020 Avesta, SE — Folkkärna folkfest
27 Jun 2020 Düsseldorf, DE — Folkerdey Open Air Festival

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Upcoming Concerts

23 Apr 2020 Stockholm, SE — RUM Price ceremony "Framtidens musikpris" - Stallet
05 Jun 2020 Stockholm, SE — Nalen - Private
13 Jun 2020 Avesta, SE — Folkkärna folkfest
27 Jun 2020 Düsseldorf, DE — Folkerdey Open Air Festival

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