Renowned for her work in the Swedish folk scene, Lena Jonsson has spent over 15 years performing in the US, UK, Europe, Australia and Asia. Her ability to balance a deep knowledge of traditional Swedish folk music with innovative artistic sensibilities has made her one of the most distinct artists and in-demand musical collaborators in the folk scene.
||Began playing violin at the age of 6 in the Suzuki method, continued Suzuki until 18 years old.
||Active in the progressive and creative youth folk music community in Hälsingland, Sweden. Recorded CDs, travelled internationally, performed with symphony and folk orchestras.
||Studied folk music at the Falun Conservatory
||Earned a bachelors degree in folk music from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
||Duo Jonsson Coudroy — Swedish/Bretagne folk music collaboration. Tours internationally and has released three albums.
||Libohofvet — Swedish fiddle all-female power trio. Touring internationally, recording and performing mostly original music.
||Skenet — Progressive folk/rock band. Released two albums
||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.