Category Archives: Articles 2017

Magical atmosphere with Alexander Rybak 01.12.2017

Everyone raised up and sang “Deilig er jorden” (Fairest Lord Jesus) together with the artists.

Source: Vestnytt.no Text and photos: Silje Alden.
English translation: TessaLa. Revision: Anni Jowett.

Alexander Rybak, Maria Haukaas Mittet, Hans Marius Hoff Mittet and Rune Larsen got the audience in Christmas mood with their beautiful vocals. There were around 400 in the audience  in Fjell church this Thursday, at this year’s Christmas concert. Continue reading Magical atmosphere with Alexander Rybak 01.12.2017

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

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 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

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 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

Rybak in Iceland – I have to focus on integrity

Rybak in Iceland – I have to focus on integrity

Alexander Rybak came, saw and conquered for Norway in Eurovision in spring 2009 with his song “Fairytale”, and got more votes than had ever been given in the competition. He has since then been popular around the world. Alexander has written and performed clicks a revelation, he has won awards, written a children’s book about bullying, and this weekend he has concerts with Greta Salome in Akureyri and Reykjavík. Continue reading Rybak in Iceland — I have to focus on integrity

Rybak and students filled the “Bryggaren” in Västervik, Sweden – 11.02.2017

VASTERVIK:A lot of preparation culminated in a strong concert with 130 children and young people. The icing on the cake – and inspiration – was the world artist Alexander Rybak.

Continue reading Rybak and students filled the “Bryggaren” in Västervik, Sweden — 11.02.2017

Superbarna nominated for Spellemann Award with “Hipp Hurra”, and Alexander plays on the album

Superbarna is nominated for Spellemann Award (Norwegian Grammy) 2016, and Alexander Rybak plays on the album 🙂

Superbarna’s album “Hipp Hurra” is nominated for Spellemann Award 2016 in the category “Childrens music”. The show is broadcast on Norwegian TV NRK Saturday 28.1.2017, starting at kl 20.55 CET.
Kan also be watched online on nrk.no, but probably not from abroad. 

The album “Hipp Hurra” contains 11 great songs, and Alexander Rybak plays on two of them; “Banana” and “Ha det gøy”.  You can listen to the song here:  Continue reading Superbarna nominated for Spellemann Award with “Hipp Hurra”, and Alexander plays on the album

Still replies to flirting fans

Alexander Rybak has almost 1 million fans on social media. But he feared that he would lose female admirers when he met his fairytale princess.

I managed to get the most out of single life before I met the one in my heart I have been waiting for.

Text to picture: I don’t want to have to compete with young pop idols when I get older. But as a composer and violinist I keep on till I die, says Alexander Rybak. Photo: Christian Roth Christensen

Alexander Rybak about his girlfriend, the ESC-image and the success in Russia.

Continue reading Still replies to flirting fans

In a fairytale way with Rybak and the soloists – Tidens Krav 6.1.2017

The audience thanked with a standing ovation when TrondheimSolistene  for the 14th time had their New Year concert in  Surnadal Culture Center, this time with Alexander Rybak, who alone was a firework.

Source: Tidens Krav pluss, published 6.1.2017. Text: Tor Helge Solli. Translation: TessaLa

It is impossible to avoid; Friday’s New Year concert with the TrondheimSoloistene, Alexander Rybak and local culture school children, who got a musical experience for life together with the great charmer Rybak, was like a fairy tale! Continue reading In a fairytale way with Rybak and the soloists — Tidens Krav 6.1.2017

Rybak’s music video “Kotik” has got 50 million hits on Youtube

This joyful song of our countryman has reached a record number of views* in his career. 

* on his YouTube channel

Cover picture: Music video “Kotik” of Rybak has got 50 million views on YouTube. Photo: personal archive

Source: Komsomolskaya Pravda, 11.01.2017. Text: Эвика ОТТО. 
Translated by Mónika Menyhért, Revision by Anastasia Silakova
Thanks to the Rybakoficial LatinoAmericaFanclub for finding the article. 

After YouTube’s counter showed 50 million views, Alexander Rybak hurried to thank his team and fans on Instagram. Continue reading Rybak’s music video “Kotik” has got 50 million hits on Youtube

Love and flow for Alexander

A big ESC gig, 50 million video views and luck in love

Alexander Rybak: “It’s heaven to have a girlfriend I can spar with”

It has apparently been a bit quiet around Alexander Rybak for a while. Apparently. Continue reading Love and flow for Alexander

Classical mix for a sold out Dampsaga – New Year concert in Steinkjer, Norway

Attracts audiences. Alexander Rybak made sure that the New Year concert was sold out for the first time since the premiere in 1994.

Stylishly: Expectations, both among the audience and among the performers on stage, when students from the Cukture School in Steinkjer opened the New Year concert together with the TrondheimSolistene.

Steinkjer: TrondheimSolistene has played a New Year concert every year since 1994 at Dampsaga culture house. But it was only with their 24th attempt that they could enter the stage in front of a sold out venue.

Continue reading Classical mix for a sold out Dampsaga — New Year concert in Steinkjer, Norway

Got to play together with Alexander Rybak

The culture school students from Frøya and Hitra were so lucky to get to play with star violinist Alexander Rybak and the eminent TrondheimSolistene at this year’s New Year concert.

Continue reading Got to play together with Alexander Rybak