Bio

A harpist performing with artist such as Laleh Pourkarim, Seynabo Sey, Frida Hyvönen and Håkan Hellström, Stina Hellberg Agback also leads her own groups with harp and improvisations in the center.

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.

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.