One of Sweden’s most versatile harpists, Stina Hellberg Agback has performed with musicians such as Laleh Pourkarim, Pernilla Andersson, Maja Francis, Tomas Ledin, Sarah Blasko, Per Tjernberg as well as professional orchestras such as the Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Gävle Symphony Orchestra and theaters Gävle Folkteater and Cinnober Teater.
Co-band leader of the cutting edge jazz trio Trilobit and Stina Hellberg Agback and Jonas Isaksson Quartet, as well as member of the legendary progg band Archimedes Badkar, Stina can be heard on jazz scenes and experimental scenes performing original and improvised material.
Stina has studied the harp at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm; Berklee College of Music, Boston; and Trinity College of Music and holds a Masters degree in jazz performance.
Her performing is heard everywhere: She has improvised solos in the Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, in front an audience of 16 000, played at the Royal Baptizing of Prince Alexander, performed at Melodifestivalen in front of millions of viewers (the largest contest in music in Sweden – the winner goes to the Eurovision Song Contest), she has repeatedly been featured in TV-shows, such as the Swedish Grammy Awards and the Polar Prize Ceremony. Her jazz groups have performed all over Sweden, including at the Stockholm Jazz Festival and numerous jazz clubs all over the country.
As a band leader, she has released the albums “Brutus” (2014), “Trilobit” (2016) and “Jonas Isaksson/Stina Hellberg Agback” (2017). Her discography includes artists and groups such as Frida Hyvönen, Sarah Blasko, Håkan Hellström, Maia Hirasawa, Orphei Drängar, Myrra Malmberg, Wind Symphony of Stockholm and much more.
A musician who has studied jazz as well as classical music, Stina is comfortably moving in between genres and playing pop and jazz with the same beautiful tone that recognizes her classical playing.
With huge recording experience, Stina is a well used studio musician, who as easily improvises in the studio as performing arrangements or compositions. Besides being an excellent sight-reader, she also reads chords and improvises/arranges her own harp part.
Stina also makes solo concerts: an average of 3-4 concerts a year, the audience can get a chance to hear her play her favorite classical music, mixed with jazz, folk music and brand new improvisations.
In orchestras, chamber music groups and as a soloist, Stina has done the first performance of many new music compositions.