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

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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)

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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Happy to recieve 5 stars in the review of our album RISING from the German Music Magazine "InMusic"!

"Symbio rejuvenize Swedish Folk with hurdy gurdy and accordion. With traditional folk, minimal music and tenderly woven electronic sounds they create an atmospheric hypnotic sound, which you need to listen to!"
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Dear friends in the Netherlands! We will play our last concert of this year at De Doelen in Rotterdam on Friday evening the 21st of December. We really look forward to it! Come and share this evening with us, it will be the perfect preparation for Christmas! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Here are the dates for our upcoming tour in the United Kingdom January/February 2019! We really look forward to bring our music to these places! ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Concerts

26 Jan 2019 Isle of Wight, UK — Quay Arts Center
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29 Jan 2019 Derry, UK — IMBOLC Festival
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31 Jan 2019 Glasgow, SC — Celtic Connections
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01 Feb 2019 Reeth, UK — Reeth Memorial Hall
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02 Feb 2019 Nr Dursley, UK — Prema Arts Center
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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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03 Mar 2019 Erpe, BE — STUDIO TRAD
05 Mar 2019 Pforzheim, DE — Folkclub Prisma
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