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.
||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.
||Limbohofvet — 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.