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)
“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)
We had a blast at the 2018th edition of Womex at Las Palmas. We met both old and new friends and are now heading home to Sweden, tired?…Yes!..happy?… Yes!..sunburned?…a little…...
We just had our release for our new album and can gladly announce that “Rising” is now available on streaming services around the world!
We have released a new music video. The song “A Hundred Years of Joy and Sorrow” will also be featured on our upcoming album “Rising” Watch it on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOB0rqQXajo
We are happy to announce that you now can pre-order our new album “Rising” through Kickstarter. You will be able to pre-order the album until the 20th of July and...
Today we just finished the recording of the 2nd album. We want to give a special thanks to Petter Berndalen who assisted us during the week in his studio. We...
We are happy to present a brand new live session of the song “Hiraeth” composed by Symbio. Watch it on youtube.
|26 Jan 2019||
Isle of Wight, UK — Quay Arts Center
|29 Jan 2019||
Derry, UK — IMBOLC Festival
|31 Jan 2019||
Glasgow, SC — Celtic Connections
|01 Feb 2019||
Reeth, UK — Reeth Memorial Hall
|02 Feb 2019||
Nr Dursley, UK — Prema Arts Center
|03 Feb 2019||
Chillesford, Suffolk ( UK ) — Folk at the Froize
|04 Feb 2019||
Camden-London, UK — Green Note
|02 Mar 2019||
Heuvelland, BE — Dranouter Muziekcentrum
|03 Mar 2019||Erpe, BE — STUDIO TRAD|
|05 Mar 2019||
Pforzheim, DE — Folkclub Prisma
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