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Symbio Concert

“One of the most distinctive groups in the environs of folk music in recent years.” – LIRA Music Magazine.

“The young Swedish duo Symbio is a true phenomenon on stage. From the first song, the listener is lifted from their daily routine and is taken away to a new, more hopeful universe” – Elda Dorren, Program manager of Folk & World music at De Doelen concert hall Rotterdam (NL)

Featuring original compositions and a magical interplay between accordion and hurdygurdy, this powerhouse Swedish duo takes audiences on moving, dreamy musical journey. Symbio is regarded as one of the most prominent new bands from the Swedish Folk & World music scene. With their strong stage presence, original compositions, and a magical interplay of hurdygurdy and accordion.

The music of Symbio has been described as musical storytelling where folk, minimalistic art music and electronic dance music meets and becomes a cinematic experience for the listener. During concerts, the duo perform with both seriousness and joy, telling personal and vivid stories about the music. Through a playful, energetic and close interaction Symbio creates new music where two becomes more.

The duo was awarded as ”Best Newcomer of the Year” at the Swedish Folk & World Music awards in 2016, and received the ”Scholarship for young music ensembles” from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in the same year. Since the release of their debut album ”Phoresy” (2016) they have been touring extensively in Sweden and 20 different European countries. Their second album ”Rising” was released in September 2018 and has been highly acclaimed by international critics. In 2019 the duo was chosen by the Swedish National radio to represent Sweden at the EBU Radio Folk Festival at Rudolstadt Festival, Germany. Symbio is chosen as official showcase artist at the Folk Alliance International USA 2020 – the world ́s largest gathering of folk & roots music industry. In August 2022, Symbio will release their third album.