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.


  • 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 Libohofvet — 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

Tour dates


Jan 27 Lena Jonsson Trio Malmö Malmö Folk
Feb 2 Lena Jonsson Trio Bollnäs Folkets hus
March 28 Lena Jonsson Trio Järna Gula villan
April 6 Lena Jonsson Trio Norrköping Linköpings folkmusikfestival
April 20 Lena Jonsson Trio Göteborg Allégården
May 23 Lena Jonsson Trio Gävle Gävle konserthus
June 2 Lena Jonsson Trio Göteborg Konstepidemien
June 9 Lena Jonsson Trio Ransäter Ransäterstämman
July 1 Lena Jonsson Trio Delsbo Delsbostämman
September 23 Lena Jonsson Trio Stockholm Klubb Mariama, Pygméteatern
September 26 Lena Jonsson Trio Copenhagen Montmartre
November 3 Lena Jonsson Trio Stockholm Stallet
November 9 Skenet Oslo Folkelarm
November 10 Lena Jonsson Trio Oslo Folkelarm
November 30 The Goodbye Girls Malmö Victoriateatern
December 1 The Goodbye Girls Göteborg Musikens hus
— with Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards
December 3 The Goodbye Girls Järvsö Stenegård, Stallet
December 4 The Goodbye Girls Kilafors Kilaforsteatern
December 5 The Goodbye Girls Gävle Gävle Konserthus
December 6 The Goodbye Girls Upplands Väsby Messingen
December 7 The Goodbye Girls Stockholm Rost
December 8 The Goodbye Girls Jönköping Kilaforsteatern
December 9 The Goodbye Girls Visby Joda


February 15 Lena Jonsson Trio Umeå Norrlandsoperan
March 8 Lena Jonsson Trio Huddinge Tonsalen
March 9 Lena Jonsson Trio Växjö Valshuset
March 18–24 Lena Jonsson Trio Norrbotten (Exact dates and venues to be announced later)
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 Storsjöteatern
May 10–12 Lena Jonsson Trio Baltimore, IRL Baltimore Fiddle Fair
August 10 Lena Jonsson Trio Ornunga Ornungastämman
August 12 Lena Jonsson Trio Forsvik Musik i Forsvik
October 14–20 Lena Jonsson Trio Germany (Exact dates and venues to be announced later)




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