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Rybak in Lofoten for the first time – article in Lofotposten 16.9.2018

 Alexander Rybak in Lofoten for the first time.

Text to picture: Closing concert: Alexander Rybak and TrondheimSolistene had their last concert for this season at Leknes. 

-I sense it is a very warm audience, and that they give much of themselves, tells a smiling and happy Alexander Rybak.

Source: Lofotposten, 16.09.18. Text and photo: Geir Inge Winter.
Translated by Jorunn Ekre.

Lofotposten met Rybak during the intermission of the concert at Meieriet’s “Storsalen” together with TrondheimSolistene, and he told us here that he looked forward to the second part of the concert. Continue reading Rybak in Lofoten for the first time — article in Lofotposten 16.9.2018

Alexander Rybak and the TrondheimSolistene in Mandal church 7.9.2018

Alexander Rybak and TrondheimSolistene delivered an impressive musical experience in Mandal Church on Friday night.

Text to picture: Alexander Rybak and TrondheimSolistene had good control of their string instruments in Mandal Church on Friday night.

Source: Lindesnes paper. Published 7.9.2018. Text and photo: Idar Hennestad Lamo.
Found by Ulli C. Translated by TessaLa, Revision by Anni Jowett. 

Despite a disappointing audience attendance, Kai Stoveland, the head organiser of the Musikvenner Mandal, was delighted with Friday’s great event in Mandal church.

– This was absolutely magical, and certainly one of the best we’ve had, he told to Lindesnes (the news paper) right after the concert was finished. Continue reading Alexander Rybak and the TrondheimSolistene in Mandal church 7.9.2018

Classical and pop in beautiful association – Alexander Rybak in classical concert 7.9.2018

When the TrondheimSolistene’s classical musicians meet the entertainer and multi-musician Alexander Rybak, then yes, it can not be anything but brilliant.

Text to picture: TrondheimSolistene’s and Alexander Rybak in beautiful association and amazing interaction. Photo: Charlie Manatad

Source: Avisen Agder, published 7.9.2018. Text: Kristen Munksgaard
Found by Ulli C. Translated by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett

And it was just brilliant at Flekkefjord cultural centre Spira  on Thursday evening, with Klassisk Flekkefjord as host. For an almost packed (fully seated) grand hall, it became an unforgettable evening with the classic gems alone, and along with Alexander Rybak’s fresh appearance and interpretation of both classical compositions and new and popular songs and melodies. Continue reading Classical and pop in beautiful association — Alexander Rybak in classical concert 7.9.2018

Alexander Rybak performed at the “Carnival Night” in Debrecen, Hungary 20.8.2018

Alexander Rybak was the guest star at the grand final of the Flower Carnival of Debrecen 2018 in Hungary.

The Flower Carnival is a popular annual week long event that take place in Debrecen, Hungary. The grand final show, the “Carnival Night”,  was held at Nagyerdei Stadion with 20.000 people in the audience, and 2000 dancers joined Alexander in his final song “Europe’s Skies”.   Continue reading Alexander Rybak performed at the “Carnival Night” in Debrecen, Hungary 20.8.2018

Event: The Sound of Movies – concert/musical 13. October 2018

Alexander Rybak  is one of the soloists in the concert/musical “The Sound of Movies”

Place: Buen Cultur House in Mandal, Norway
Date: 13th October 2018
Time: 19.30 to 22.00 incl. a break
Tickets: NOK 395,- Book HERE

  Continue reading Event: The Sound of Movies — concert/musical 13. October 2018

Alexander Rybak in the Norwegian talk-show “Senkveld” 4.5.18

Alexander was a guest in the very last season of the Norwegian talk-show “Senkveld”.

The show was broadcast 4th of May on Norwegian TV2 when Alexander already had arrived in Lisbon, so the interview is pre-recorded. Since it was the final season, Alexander brought gifts, a monkey pet, for each of the hosts. These monkeys are a symbol for the Cystic Fibrosis organisation. The girl he mentioned is Niels Peeters. Alexander played at her anniversary concert in 2016 in Boxmeer. 

The video is recorded and uploaded by May Elisabet Nipen. The video has English, French, Croatian and German sub.

Some pictures from the show

 

Touched his mother to tears from the stage. Seher.no 19.07.2018

I’m so proud of my boy!

The evening edition of the annual summer show “Allsang på grensen”, which was recorded yesterday,  can offer everything from tears to joy. 

Source: Seher.no, published 19.07.18 Text by  Julie Solberg  Marius Kromvoll. Photo by TV2
English translation by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett.

In addition, the popular artist Tor Endresen (59) surprised with the news that he will become a grandfather for the third time , the audience also witnessed a big and emotional moment for Alexander Rybak (32) and his mother Natalia. Continue reading Touched his mother to tears from the stage. Seher.no 19.07.2018

MOM – new song by Alexander Rybak, a tribute to his Mother

“Mom”, Alexander Rybak’s tribute to his mother Natasha. 

Alexander has in many interviews talked about the close relationship with his mother, and how important she has been in both his private and musical life. Now he has made a song for her, simply called “MOM”. The lyrics you’ll find below 🙂   

You can stream/download the song from these digital platforms:

                 

      

Continue reading MOM — new song by Alexander Rybak, a tribute to his Mother

Alexander Rybak at the “Victoriadagen” concert 14.07.2018

Alexander Rybak performed at the “Victoriadagen” concert.

“Victoriadagen” (The Victoria Day)  is a tribute to Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday. The celebrations usually take place on the island of Öland, where the Swedish Royal family spends their summer holiday. This year Alexander was one of the artists who performed at the concert for the Crown Princess. 

Here is a playlist of Alexander’s performances, “Fattig Bonddräng” together with Kalle Moreaus, “Jealous” and “Song From a Secret Garden”. 

Alexander also gave a short interview to the “Victoriadagen” Magazine.

How does it feel to perform in Sweden again and this time even for the Swedish Royal Family?

-What I like the most in life is to travel and play together with other people. And finally get to play at Øland (Sweden) for the Crown Princess together with great Swedish artists, is in fact a dream that came true. 

-Some Swedes may remember me from the TV-show “Let’s Dance”, but most of my career has not been about dance but about violin play. I am still practising 3-4 hours per day to develop my talent.

What other career plans do you have in addition to perform at the “Victoriadagen”?

-In Norway it is soon the premier of my own musical, which is based on my children’s book “Trolle”. I like to work with children and have had the pleasure to take part in several music seminars in Sweden, where I have tried to inspire children and show them new ways of playing and experience music genres.

Tell us about your new song.

-My latest song I have called “Mamma” (Mom), because it is written for my Mom, but I’m not sure if that is the right song for the Crown Princess’s birthday. I will perform something special for both the Crown Princess and the audience in Borgholm. 

 

Listen to Alexander Rybak’s music inspired by Edvard Grieg

The “Kjempesjansen”- winner Alexander Rybak shows the way in “Urørt’s” Grieg project. He has recorded his own music inspired by Grieg, but will not make a pure style-copy

NRK.no’s Urørt/Grieg-project has started. From 13th. February 2007 you can upload music you have made yourself on NRK.no/Urørt.

Article from nrk.no, published 12.2.2007. Text and photo:  Anne Christine Bratt / NRK. Translated by TessaLa, revised by Anni Jowett

One who already has been inspired by Grieg to make new music is the “Kjempesjansen” -winner Alexander Rybak from Nesodden. He won the talent competition on NRK with self-made music where he both sang and played violin. The song he performed seemed more influenced by American music than the essence of Norway, but Alexander tells that through the years he has been inspired by a lot of different music, including Grieg. Continue reading Listen to Alexander Rybak’s music inspired by Edvard Grieg

Natasha and Julie about Alexander Rybak to VG – Eurovision 2018

Alexander Rybak’s girlfriend in Lisbon: “That’s why I fell for Alexander”

Source: VG.no. Text: Stein Østbø , published 11.05.18. Interviewer: Morten Hegseth. Translation by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett

Alexander Rybak’s closest supporters, mother Natasha Rybak and girlfriend Julie Gaarud Holm, are in Lisbon and ready to cheer for their dear one in the Eurovision final. Continue reading Natasha and Julie about Alexander Rybak to VG — Eurovision 2018

Enthusiasm for Alexander Rybak’s new stage show

Alexander Rybak had his very first rehearsal with new stage outfits on the Eurovision stage in Lisbon today.

Text to the picture: First rehearsal: Alexander Rybak during the first rehearsal at this year’s Eurovision.

Source: nrk.no., published 1.5.2018. Text: John Marius Hyttebak and Ingvild Silseth. Translated by Jorunn Ekre. Revised by Anni Jowett.

It was a relieved Alexander Rybak who spoke to NRK right after the rehearsal was over.

– This was 40 kg off my back. The feeling I got when I saw it myself afterwards, it’s what I live for, he says and adds that it’s not that important whether Norway reaches the final or not. Continue reading Enthusiasm for Alexander Rybak’s new stage show

Event: The play “Soot-Spelet 2018” – Alexander Rybak plays the role of Ole Bull

Alexander Rybak plays the role of Ole Bull in the  play “Soot-Spelet 2018”.

Premier 22nd. of June 2018 at 19.00

  • 10 shows between 22nd of June and till 1st of July (no show the  25.6.)
  • Place: Ørje Sluser i Ørje, Norway. Some hours drive south-east of Oslo, close to the Swedish border.
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster.no
  • Website Soot-Spelet and  Facebook

Continue reading Event: The play “Soot-Spelet 2018” — Alexander Rybak plays the role of Ole Bull

The winner of Melodi Grand Prix 2018 – Alexander Rybak

AND THE WINNER IS!!!!

Alexander Rybak took home the victory in the Norwegian selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with his song “That’s How You Write a Song”.  What a show and what an energy! Spektrum concert hall exploded when Alexander performed. Such a worthy winner!

The performance from the final,

 

And the winner’s performance


Many fans from all over Norway and Europe gathered in Oslo to attend the live show . You can read about some of their experiences and emotions HERE.

I like to experience music, without boundaries of genres – Alexander Rybak

Alexander Rybak interviewed by Eurosong.hr

Eurosong.hr has recently interviewed Alexander Rybak about his return to Eurovision and asked him some interesting questions.  We bring part of the interview here. The full version you can read HERE, and the Croatian version you’ll find HERE

Source: Eurosong.hr, published 20.1.2018. Text: Bartol Stopić
Found by Mónika Menyhért 

Continue reading I like to experience music, without boundaries of genres — Alexander Rybak

Alexander Rybak ready for MGP 9 years later

NAME IN THE NEWS – ALEXANDER RYBAK

Found his girlfriend on Tinder

Who: Alexander Rybak (31)
What: Artist.
Why: Participates in MGP with the song “That’s How You Write a Song”.

Source:   Dagsavisen.no     Text: Espen H. Rusdal. Photo: Julia Nagelstad. Found by Ulli C. Translated by Tessa La

Now you’re in MPG again. Is it like returning to familiar ground?
– Hee, hee certainly not. The only thing in common for 2009 and 2018 is that Oslo Spektrum seems as awesome as before. And I really look forward to joining Norway’s biggest music festival. Continue reading Alexander Rybak ready for MGP 9 years later

Alexander Rybak and Franziska Wiese in Schlagerboom 21.10.2017

Alexander Rybak and Franziska Wiese performed their “Fairytale” duet in the big Schlagerboom Festival broadcast onTV .

Below you’ll find a video of their performance, pictures and an interview made after they performed. The interview has subs in several languages 🙂   Continue reading Alexander Rybak and Franziska Wiese in Schlagerboom 21.10.2017

Rybak kicked off music fest at the gymnasium 12.11.2017

Alexander Rybak kicked off the music fest at the gymnasium

It doesn’t happen every day that world famous artists perform at a gymnasium with the local marching band, at least not out here at Hurumlandet.

Text to featured picture: Hurum and Røyken big band: Rybak played amongst others “Ain’t That a Kick in The Head” together with the big band. Continue reading Rybak kicked off music fest at the gymnasium 12.11.2017

A fan report from Alexander Rybak’s concert in Alfaz del Pi, pain 28.10.2017

I went to Alfàs del Pi (Alicante) to attend the Cultural Festival “Spanish-Norwegian Days”.

A fan report from Nats 나츠

Featured picture taken by “Din Reportasje”

Alexander Rybak was going to give a concert. At 20:10h he went on stage. Here are some videos of the recital. I hope you all enjoy this video. Continue reading A fan report from Alexander Rybak’s concert in Alfaz del Pi, pain 28.10.2017

Closed the Spanish-Norwegian Days with style – Videos from Alexander Rybak’s concert in Alfaz del Pi, Spain, 28.10.2017

Alexander Rybak had the audience in the palm of his hand

Source: Spaniaavisen.no published 29.10.2017. Text: Terje Aspdahl.
Translation by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett

Last night Alexander Rybak set the final closing of the 15-year jubilee for Spanish-Norwegian Days and he did it with style in Casa de Cultura in Alfaz del Pi.

The culture house was full and it was a joyful reunion with Rybak, the musician who handles – and asserts himself – in most genres. So too yesterday. 

On stage were also the pianist Stefan Ibsen Zlatanos and the singers Victoria Bakka and Pepi Lloret.

Playlist of videos from Alexander Rybak’s concert recorded by Julia Rusak. 

 

 

Alexander Rybak wrote a birthday song for his girlfriend.

Alexander Rybak was in a deeply romantic mood when he wrote “To Julie” for his girlfriend Julie Gaarud Holm. 

Julie turns 23 years old today and was overwhelmed early this morning by her artist boyfriend. 

Source: VG.no Text: Stein Østbø. Photo: private
English translation Jorunn Ekre. Revision: Anni Jowett

– Getting a music piece by Alexander on my birthday was really fantastic. How lucky I am! When I saw the music video, I was so shocked that I became speechless and let the tears speak for themselves, Julie Gaarud Holm says smiling. 

Continue reading Alexander Rybak wrote a birthday song for his girlfriend.

Alexander Rybak – “Til Julie” – New music video

“Til Julie” – New classical music by Alexander Rybak

With this classical pearl Alexander Rybak has made a tribute to love and the Norwegian nature.

“Happy Birthday to my favorite person on earth, Julie Elisabeth! “- Alexander

 

   Get the music from: 

                

 

Spotify:

 

Alexander Rybak and Johnny Logan – Allsang på grensen 9.8.2017

Alexander Rybak and Johnny Logan together at “Allsang på grensen” 2017

Alexander Rybak played the violin when Johnny Logan performed the song “You Raise Me Up”, and they also did a duet with the legendary songs “Fairytale” and “Hold me now” at “Allsang på grensen”. 

“You Raise Me Up” is composed by Rolf Løvland (Secret Garden). Alexander Rybak and Johnny Logan performed this song at the seasonal final of the Norwegian TV-show at “Allsang på grensen” 09.08.2017

 

YOU RAISE ME UP

( Music: Rolf Løvland. Lyrics: Brendan Graham)

Lyrics as they are sung by Johnny Logan in this performance

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up’ To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up’ To more than I can be.

There is no life ‘ no life without the hunger;
Each beaten heart beats so imperfectly;
But when you come and I am filled with wonder,
Sometimes, it feels I glimpse eternity.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up’ To more than I can be.

You raise me up’ To more than I can be.

Alexander with Meet & Greets in Istanbul, Warsaw and Athens :)

Alexander Rybak invites his fans to Meet&Greets  in 3 cities in Europe the next days, Istanbul, Warsaw and Athens. 

The details that are published so far:

13. August – Istanbul at 20.00 local time at Mr. Cas Hotel Address and google maps you’ll find HERE

16. August – Warsaw. The Meet&Greet will be held in the early evening. More info HERE

19. August – Athens. The Meet&Greet will be held in the early evening.  More info HERE

THE M&Gs ARE FREE OF CHARGE

Concert and interview at the Estonian festival “Seto Jaanituli” 08.07.2017

Alexander Rybak performed at the popular Midsummer Festival “Seto Jaanituli” in Estonia. 

In addition to perform his most popular songs, he also gave a short interview to Tallinna TV Suvestuudio.  The parts from his concert and the interview that were broadcast  on Suvestuudio’s daily summer programme 13.07.2017, you’ll find it in the  video below.
The lyrics of the song “I’m in Love” and the interview has subtitles.

Thanks to Mónika Menyhért and Anglesina Est. for finding this 🙂 

Now Tallinna TV Suvestuudio has uploaded “I’m in Love” and “Dovregubbens Hall/ Fairytale” on Youtube 🙂

The Benefit concert “Tusen Takk” in Boxmeer 30. October 2016

Alexander Rybak  – “Tusen Takk” benefit concert  in Boxmeer, the Netherlands.

“Tusen Takk” Benefit for Cystic Fibrosis was organized by Niels Peeters and her family in Boxmeer, the local town in the Netherlands where Niels lives. It was also a celebration of Niels’ 25 anniversary and 10 years since her lounge operation.  Alexander, who is a friend of Niels and her family, said yes to perform at the concert already a year before. And he brought with him the pianist Stefan Zlatanos, and together they gave a great concert.  Continue reading The Benefit concert “Tusen Takk” in Boxmeer 30. October 2016

Alexander is very skilled

No summer without the “Soot-Play”

When this year’s “Soot-Play” is premiered this Friday, Edda (6), Moa (12) and Vilma (10) share the stage with their dad, Lars Johansson. Continue reading Alexander is very skilled

Alexander Rybak at Sveiomarknaden 3.6.2017

Alexander performed at the Norwegian festival Sveiomarknaden 2017

Featured picture: Photos by Marit Olavsdatter and Daniel DeNiazi 

Alexander performed four songs, one of them, “Dyrene i Afrika”, he performed together with the children’s choir. Alexander was joyful and the audience showed their enthusiasm and sang along the songs. Continue reading Alexander Rybak at Sveiomarknaden 3.6.2017

Alexander’s violin version of Jamala’s ESC winner song “1944”.

Alexander Rybak’s  beautiful violin version of the 2016 Eurovision winner song “1944” by Jamala.

Alexander’s violin version of “1944” was meant to be performed at an ESC event during Eurovision in Kiev May  2017. An event where the invited artists would perform their version of an Ukrainian song. Unfortunately the event was canceled only a few weeks before it was going to happen. 

Luckily we can enjoy this beautiful violin version of “1944” on YouTube 

 

The original “1944” by Jamala

 

Alexander and Philip Cecil – Looking My Way

Alexander Rybak steps into the modern sound EDM in collaboration with Philip Cecil

“For a long time I have wanted to do something modern, something fun and fresh. @philipcecilmusic gave me that chance” –  Alexander

Continue reading Alexander and Philip Cecil — Looking My Way

Alexander, Julie and Philip Cecil i the radio show “Kveldsåpent” 30.5.2017

Alexander Rybak and Philip presented their new song “Looking My Way”  in the Norwegian radio show “Kveldsåpent” (Evening Open) on NRK P1. And Julie, Alexander’s girlfriend, was with them too. 

A nice interview where Alexander and Philip Cecil talks about their collaboration with the song  “Looking My Way” and future plans 🙂 

Source: NRK P1, broadcast 30.5.2017

Philip Cecil and Alexander Rybak – “Looking My Way” single of the week on NPS Music

Philip Cecil has teamed up with Alexander Rybak and created one of this year’s big hits.

The music producer Philip Cecil and Alexander Rybak released the single “Looking My Way” on streaming services Sunday May 28th, and the song is  “The single of the week” on NPS Music. Continue reading Philip Cecil and Alexander Rybak — “Looking My Way” single of the week on NPS Music

Alexander interviewed by Russian TV in “Friday News” 23.05.2017

Alexander Rybak on “Friday News” Russian TV.

During his stay in Russia due to his concert on the festival “Norway’s Day” in Moscow, Alexander gave an interview to the Russian TV-channel “Friday”. The interview was broadcast in their “Friday News”  Tuesday 23.05.2017

Alexander about Norway, Norwegian values and 17th of May in Magasinet 13.05.2017

THE ARTIST ALEXANDER RYBAK

Source: Magasinet, Dagbladet. Published 13.05.2017.  Text:  Silje Kathrine Sviggum. Photo:  Agnete Brun. Found by Mónika Menyhért. Translated by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett. 

Alexander Rybak (31) is still influenced by the time that he lost the 17th of May. The year was 2009 and «Fairytale» had  brought home victory in the Eurovision Song Contest. When the confetti hit the floor in Moscow and Rybak was thrown into a congratulation swirl, he realised that he would miss the celebration of the 17th of May. Continue reading Alexander about Norway, Norwegian values and 17th of May in Magasinet 13.05.2017

Alexander about his tribute to Salvador Sobral in the Entertainer News on TV2 16.05.2017

Alexander about his tribute to Salvador Sobral – Interview on TV2’s Entertainer channel 16.05.2017

Found and recorded by May Elisabeth Nipen

 

Alexander about his tribute to Salvador and Luisa Sobral in “GMN” on TV2 16.05.2017

Alexander about his tribute to the Eurovision winner 2017

Alexander and Hanne Krogh (from Bobbysocks) were guests in the morning show “God morgen Norge” on TV2 16.5.2017. Alexander told about his love for the song and why he made the music video as a tribute.