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In the new generation of contemporary folk music, Lena Jonsson is one of Scandinavia’s most influential fiddlers. Lena’s style is unique in combining her deep knowledge of traditional Swedish folk music and the youthful sounds of rock, pop, jazz, American old-time and bluegrass. Her inspired style earned her a Swedish Grammy nomination for her premier album “Places” in 2019, and performances for Barack Obama as well as Greta Thunberg. Effortlessly integrating virtousity and rockstar charisma, her music is joyous, sparking life and connection in every performance. Lena Jonsson is an artist you won’t want to miss and can’t forget.


  • Vågg
    Duo Jonsson Coudroy


    Bemol productions, 2009
  • Vind
    Duo Jonsson Coudroy


    Bemol productions, 2011
  • Funambules
    Duo Jonsson Coudroy


    Bemol Productions, 2011 (DVD)
  • Klingande klenoder

    Klingande Klenoder

    Holmen Music, 2013
  • Allting Rullar

    Allting Rullar

    Subliminal Sounds, 2015
  • Lena Jonsson & Brittany Haas
    Lena Jonsson & Brittany Haas

    Lena Jonsson & Brittany Haas

    Playing with Music, 2015
  • Snowy Side of the Mountain
    The Goodbye Girls

    Snowy Side of the Mountain

  • Sur le chemin
    Duo Jonsson Coudroy

    Sur le Chemin

    Compagnie Takatom, 2017
    Lena Jonsson


    Playing with Music, 2018
  • morsning

Musical Background

1992 Began playing violin at the age of 6 in the Suzuki method, continued Suzuki until 18 years old.
1997–2006 Active in the progressive and creative youth folk music community in Hälsingland, Sweden. Recorded CDs, travelled internationally, performed with symphony and folk orchestras.
2005–2006 Studied folk music at the Falun Conservatory
2006–2010 Earned a bachelors degree in folk music from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
2008–present Duo Jonsson Coudroy — Swedish/Bretagne folk music collaboration. Tours internationally and has released three albums.
2010–present Limbohofvet — Swedish fiddle all-female power trio. Touring internationally, recording and performing mostly original music.
2011–present Skenet — Progressive folk/rock band. Released two albums
2012–present Toured and performed with Swedish singer Sofia Karlsson, Abalone Dots, Anna Järvinen and progressive rockband Dungen. Played at Sweden’s and Denmark’s biggest rockfestivals with Dungen, and at the Swedish Folk and World Music Awards with Limbohofvet. Appeared several times on Swedish national radio and TV.

Awards and Scholarships

2009Pekkos-Gustafs hederspris
2009Represented Sweden in the Nordic Championship in Traditional music
2010Nominated Newcomer of the Year at Folk and World Music awards
2010Bror Hjort Stipendiet
2010Bollnäs kommun’s culture scholarship
2011The Jernbergs scholarship
2013Landstinget Gävleborgs culture scholarship
2014Klingande Klenoder nominated Album of the Year at the Folk and worldmusic awards
2016Nominated Cross-over Project of the Year at Folk and World Music Awards for duo with Brittany Haas
2018SKAP’s Folk Musik Price for 2018
2019Lena Jonsson Trio nominated for Swedish Grammy (Grammis) with the album Places

Tour dates


February 15 Lena Jonsson Trio Umeå Norrlandsoperan
February 16 Lena Jonsson Trio Tobo Eric Sahlström Institutet
March 8 Lena Jonsson Trio Huddinge Tonsalen
March 9 Lena Jonsson Trio Växjö Valshuset
March 18 Lena Jonsson Trio Luleå Kulturens hus
March 19 Lena Jonsson Trio Haparanda Folkets hus
April 2 Lena Jonsson Trio Timrå Pangea
April 3 Lena Jonsson Trio Sundsvall E-street
April 5 Lena Jonsson Trio Örnsköldsvik Thuleteatern
April 6 Lena Jonsson Trio Näsåker Hotell Nämforsen
April 9 Lena Jonsson Trio Hackås Hackås föreningshus
April 10 Lena Jonsson Trio Kälom Käloms bygdegård
April 12 Lena Jonsson Trio Östersund Tingshuset
May 6 Lena Jonsson Trio Thropton, GB The Coquetdale Music Trust
May 8 Lena Jonsson Trio Glasgow, GB The Blue Arrow
May 9 Lena Jonsson Trio London, GB The Slaughtered Lamb
May 12 Lena Jonsson Trio Baltimore, IRL Baltimore Fiddle Fair
July 26 Lena Jonsson Trio Viljandi, EST Viljandi Folk Music Festival
July 28 Lena Jonsson Trio Viljandi, EST Viljandi Folk Music Festival
August 9 Lena Jonsson Trio Præstø Fjord, DK Musik over Præstø Fjord
August 10 Lena Jonsson Trio Ornunga Ornungastämman
August 12 Lena Jonsson Trio Forsvik Musik i Forsvik
October 2 Lena Jonsson Trio Hamburg, DE Heidbarghof
October 3 Lena Jonsson Trio Spjald, DK House concert
October 4 Lena Jonsson Trio Hillerød, DK Klaverfabrikken
October 10 Duo Jonsson Coudroy La Granjagoul, Parce, FR Festival Le Grand Soufflet
October 11 Duo Jonsson Coudroy Espace Beausoleil, Pont Pean, FR Festival Le Grand Soufflet
October 12 Duo Jonsson Coudroy La Maison Bleue, Rennes, FR Festival Le Grand Soufflet
October 23 Lena Jonsson Trio Borlänge Wasabryggeriet
October 31 w/ Arvid Svenungsson Djupa Ovanhedens bygdegård
November 1 Duo Jonsson Coudroy Eurre, FR Le P’tit Festival Automnal
November 2 Duo Jonsson Coudroy Eurre, FR Le P’tit Festival Automnal
November 4 w/ Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards Halmstad Strandgatan 20
November 5 w/ Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards Gävle Gävle Konserthus
November 7 w/ Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards Malmö Victoriateatern
November 9 w/ Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards Stockholm Slaktkyrkan
November 10 w/ Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards Oslo Rockefeller
November 11 w/ Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards Göteborg Pustervik
November 14 Lena Jonsson Trio Undersvik Hagaborg
November 15 Lena Jonsson Trio Långhed Långheds bygdegård
November 16 Lena Jonsson Trio Ljusdal Solhuset
November 23 Folk All In Band Gävle Gävle konserthus
November 27 Lena Jonsson Trio Vanneberga Folkets hus
November 28 Lena Jonsson Trio Staffanstorp Kulturhuset
November 29 Lena Jonsson Trio Malmö Inkonst
November 30 Lena Jonsson Trio Höör Kulturhuset Anders
December 4 w/ Natalie Haas & Laura Cortese Stockholm Rost
December 5 w/ Natalie Haas & Laura Cortese Ytterjärna Borgärde
December 6 w/ Natalie Haas & Laura Cortese Göteborg Allégården
December 9 Christmas concert w/ Arvid Svenungsson Stockholm Katarina kyrka




Reviews of ”PLACES”

What a delight this CD is. ... Lena and her co-musicians on this CD ... make up a closely knitted trio and the addition of at least 11 superb supporting musicians ... make this one of the best crafted ‘new traditions’ compilations I’ve heard for a long time.

— The Living Tradition, June/July 2018 Read more

Within ten seconds of playing the first track on this album, I found myself whisked away to another place. ... I love the balance between virtuosity and musicality on this album. Jonsson can play, there is no doubt about that, but she never attempts to outshine the tune itself or the players around her.

— Folk Radio 16 April, 2018 Read more

If you are already a fan of Lena Jonsson, you will be expecting an exciting mix of contemporary and traditional fiddle, American oldtime and Swedish dance music, folk rock and rockabilly funk: so this album won't hold many surprises. If you are new to Jonsson's music, welcome to a world of fine fiddling from both sides of the Atlantic.

— FolkWorld #65 Read more

Som fiolist är Lena Jonsson svårslagen. Hon svingar stråken som ett trollspö.

— Lira musikmagasin Read more

Lena Jonsson har en skön öppenhet i kompositionerna och en tilltalande lekfullhet i sitt sätt att spela. ... Hon låter melodin tala till lyssnaren utan att försöka tränga sig på. Hon säger här är jag, så här spelar jag, lyssna om du vill. Och man vill. Och vill en gång till. Och en till...

— Dala-demokraten 2018-05-02 Read more