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About

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.

Discography

  • Vågg
    Duo Jonsson Coudroy

    Vågg

    Bemol productions, 2009
  • Vind
    Duo Jonsson Coudroy

    Vind

    Bemol productions, 2011
  • Funambules
    Duo Jonsson Coudroy

    Funambules

    Bemol Productions, 2011 (DVD)
  • Klingande klenoder
    Limbohofvet

    Klingande Klenoder

    Holmen Music, 2013
  • Allting Rullar
    Skenet

    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

    2016
  • Sur le chemin
    Duo Jonsson Coudroy

    Sur le Chemin

    Compagnie Takatom, 2017
  • PLACES
    Lena Jonsson

    PLACES

    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

2008Riksspelman
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

2020

January 23 Lena Jonsson Trio Uppsala V-dala nation
January 24 Lena Jonsson Trio Kristinehamn Stadshotellet
January 25 Lena Jonsson Trio Örebro Felan
February 8 Lena Jonsson Trio Norrtälje Folkets hus
March 20 Lena Jonsson Trio Bollnäs Kulturhuset
— with Molsky’s Mountain Drifters
March 21 Lena Jonsson Trio Stockholm Stallet
— with Molsky’s Mountain Drifters
May 6 Lena Jonsson Trio Järna
May 7 Lena Jonsson Trio Ingesund
May 8 Lena Jonsson Trio Leksand
May 9 Lena Jonsson Trio Rättvik Folkmusikens hus

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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

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