Join us for a live performance by Swedish folk duo Symbio this October! Featuring acclaimed musicians Johannes Geworkian Hellman and Lars Emil Öjeberget, Symbio is regarded as one of the most prominent new bands from the Swedish Folk & World music scene. With original compositions and an interplay between hurdy-gurdy and accordion, their work has been described as musical storytelling where folk, minimalistic art music and electronic dance create a cinematic experiences for listeners. During concerts the duo also share their personal stories about the music, forming an energetic and close interaction with their audience.
“Symbio stand out to the highest degree as one of the most distinctive groups in the environs of folk music in recent years” (LIRA)
“Johannes Geworkian Hellman and Lars Emil Öjeberget were destined to make music together, regardless of what instruments they might have played” (Songlines Magazine)
Awarded as “Best Newcomer of the Year” at the 2016 Swedish Folk & World Music Awards and “Scholarship for Young Music Ensembles” from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in the same year, Symbio have toured extensively in Sweden and throughout Europe since the release of their 2016 debut album Phoresy. Their second album Rising was released in September 2018.
They have since been chosen by the Swedish National radio to represent Sweden at the EBU Radio Folk Festival at Rudolstadt Festival, Germany in 2019. Symbio was also chosen as Official Showcase Artist at the Folk Alliance International USA 2020 — the world’s largest gathering of folk & roots music industry. Their third album will be released in August 2022.
Tickets to this event must be purchased in advance online at the link above. All attendees are required to follow all Scandinavia House safety protocols, including wearing masks in Victor Borge Hall and observing social distancing rules in signage. Please read our full safety protocols here. ASF is committed to providing an environment free from harassment or discrimination in the treatment of individuals and does not permit harassment or discrimination in any forms (whether racial, sexual, religious, orientation or others) within our building. Any visitors who do not abide by these policies will be required to leave. Read our our Non-Discrimination Policy here.