Welcome to Lisa Långbacka

Lisa Långbacka, free bass accordeon, is a Swedish musician appreciated for her personal ways of improvising and arranging traditional music in the moment. She composes for various projects and performs regularly with artists from genres such as folk music, jazz, classical music, tango, pop, opera and theatre. Lisa was the musical director of the Nobel Prize Banquet 2017 where she also performed her own composition together with Cullbergbaletten and chamber orchestra Musica Vitae, with whom she also collaborated in November when she composed her piece Vidare – en småländsk svit. In 2015, Lisa was playing in Cabaret at The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen and touring with Sofie Livebrant around the North Sea in a filmed project that was broadcasted in Swedish Television in 2016. In 2014, Lisa was nominated Årets Dragspelare (The Accordionist of the Year) and made a tour with Swedish singer Tomas Ledin and Höga Kusten Kapellet who won a Swedish Grammy for the album Höga Kusten. Lisa plays accordion in Cullberg Ballet’s performance 11th Floor by Edouard Lock, music by Gavin Bryars. She has studied at the School of Music and Drama in Gothenburg and at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm.

Latest news

Musical Director of the Nobel Prize Banquet

  • By Lisa Långbacka
  • January 5, 2018

Lisa Långbacka was the musical director of the divertissement for the Nobel Prize Banquet 2017 where she also performed…

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Playing for Wayne Shorter at the Schock Prize Ceremony

  • By admin
  • December 4, 2017

Lisa Långbacka, Lisa Rydberg, Andreas Utnem and Lena Willemark were honored to play for Wayne Shorter when he visited…

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Lisa Långbacka and Musica Vitae

  • By admin
  • December 4, 2017

Lisa Långbackas beställningsverk, Vidare – en småländsk svit vilket framfördes på uppdrag av 25-årsjubilerande Smålands Musikarkiv. Tillsammans med Musica…

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Top reviews for Fiddle & Accordion Conversations

  • By Lisa Långbacka
  • March 11, 2017

LISAS’ (Lisa Rydberg and Lisa Långbacka) album Fiddle & Accordion Conversations was released at Umeå Folkmusikfestival in February 24…

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LISAS at Folk Alliance International

  • By Lisa Långbacka
  • March 11, 2017

In February 2017, LISAS (Lisa Rydberg and Lisa Långbacka) made five concert at FAI (Folk Alliance International) in Kansas…

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Projekt: Mamma på Folkteatern i Gävle

  • By Lisa Långbacka
  • April 18, 2016

Lisa Eriksson Långbacka composes the music for Alexandra Zetterberg’s performance Projekt: Mamma, premier on April 23rd at Folkteatern in…

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Calendar and upcoming shows

Projects and collaborations

LISAS

Fiddle & Accordion Conversations

Sofie Livebrant

Acclaimed singer and ”song catcher”

Långbacka/Willemark/Rydberg

Tre helt unika musikanter

West/Härdelin/Långbacka

Med syfte att sudda ut gränser
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