Category Archives: Articles 2015

Alexander – My kindergarten memory – Utdanningsnytt 4/2015

The hero in the kindergarten

For Alexander Rybak the parties were the best thing about kindergarten. Then he could get to be a hero.

Text to photo: Alexander Rybak didn’t only play in the kindergarten in Belarus, he also learnt to read and write.- I have always worked hard to learn things. That’s why I have succeeded, he says.  Continue reading Alexander — My kindergarten memory — Utdanningsnytt 4/2015

Katastrofe and Alexander Rybak – Video Release and interviews on Spotify and NRKSuper Skolefri

NEW MUSIC VIDEO

“This is very exciting. Ever since I performed with Scooter in Telenor Arena, I’ve dreamed of finding another artist who understands the importance of partying and the magic of The Fiddle. Katastrofe is one such artist, and I love to be a part of this song!!!!” Alexander Rybak  (6.12.2015)

Hear what Katastrofe says about Alexander’s collaboration on his new song 🙂  Interview with Alexander and Katastrofe on Spotify, below the videos 🙂  Continue reading Katastrofe and Alexander Rybak — Video Release and interviews on Spotify and NRKSuper Skolefri

5. December – The Christmas Concert Stille Natt Hellige Natt 2015

Pictures, videos, reviews and an article about the Christmas concert

Alexander takes part in the Norwegian Christmas tour “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” (Silent Night Holy Night), with 52 concerts before Christmas Eve. Everywhere they perform, the audience give them great reviews, and Alexander gets big applause for his violin plays. Not to mention that there is a huge line for his book signing after each concert 🙂 Continue reading 5. December — The Christmas Concert Stille Natt Hellige Natt 2015

Alexander Rybak – Petter Katastrofe – Typisk Norsk (Typical Norwegian)

KATASTROFE teams up with Alexander Rybak on a new mega hit!

“I am a big fan of Rybak. When we needed a fiddle in the song, who else could we ask than the boss himself. He was positive and said yes” – Petter Katastrofe

It was a radio premier on the song this Tuesday the 24.
You can listen to the interview with Petter Katastrofe and the song on mP3. “Typisk Norsk” from 04.44.23.

 

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Source: Norwegian Press release (English translation below by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Anni Jowett)  Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Petter Katastrofe — Typisk Norsk (Typical Norwegian)

Alexander takes part in the charity song for refugees “Når Båten Seiler Inn”

NÅR BÅTEN SEILER INN

(When The Boat Comes In)

Several of Norway’s most popular artists have recorded the song “Når Båten Seiler Inn”. All the incomes goes to the Norwegian Church Aid’s work for refugees. Continue reading Alexander takes part in the charity song for refugees “Når Båten Seiler Inn”

The concert in Grodno: Rybak and «Milki» were met by a full house

Alexander Rybak and his brainchild, the group “Milki”, performed in the concert hall of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno on November 12. 

Source: vgr.by Author: Ian Khvedchin. Photos: Sergei Lyudkevych.

The girls were first one on stage, but after the first song Alexander appeared. The applause had hardly died  down before Rybak began to play on the violin a melody familiar to his fans. The audience was especially pleased how the sound of the violin was mixed with the elements of rock and roll. The whole performance was accompanied by a dance group and the pianist Mikhail Orgesh.

Continue reading The concert in Grodno: Rybak and «Milki» were met by a full house

Alexander Rybak talks about the insults to Belarus, “Milki” and the gadget iPhone 6s

Alexander Rybak talks about the insults to Belarus, “Milki” and the gadget iPhone 6s

Source: vgr.by. Text: ЭВИКА ОТТО. Published 9.11.2015
Photo from the personal archive of Alexander Rybak
Translation to English by TessaLa. Revised by Sonya Luzina and Katie Anderson
Found by Ulli C. 

After an unsuccessful attempt to send the Belarusian girls from the group “Milki” to “Eurovision-2015” the Norwegian singer Alexander Rybak did not appear in Belarus for a while. The artist emotionally reacted to the “loss”, expressing resentment in a video on his Facebook page. However, a year later Rybak has cooled down and decided to return – this time with a tour. One of the first concerts will be held in the concert hall of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno on November 12.  Continue reading Alexander Rybak talks about the insults to Belarus, “Milki” and the gadget iPhone 6s

Alexander Rybak in the magazine “Viking” by Sons of Norway, November 2015

Alexander Rybak – Classical Musician

Interview in the November  2015 issue of the magazine “Viking” by Sons of Norway.

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Multi-talented musician Alexander Rybak has been playing the violin and singing from a young age. In 2009, he won the Eurovision Song Contest with a pop number but today remains dedicated to his classical training.  Rybak spent much of his childhood in Nesodden, Norway. He describes the region as a paradise: “I remember the sea, the fresh forests and the kind people”. These days, Rybak is expanding his resume as an author with his musical in a book, “Trolle and the Magic Fiddle”. Continue reading Alexander Rybak in the magazine “Viking” by Sons of Norway, November 2015

CANCELLED – Alexander to perform at Benefit Gala in Dallas, Texas

We have got a message from he organizer of the charity concert:

“Sorry to inform you that this event has been cancelled. The contract with Alexander was signed and everything was in order, but unfortunately the biggest sponsor had to withdraw the support. Postponment was an option for Alexander, but the organizer didn’t see any possible new sponsor in the nearest future, so they decided to cancel instead.

As a replacement another organizer was contacted for a regular concert, and he was interested. But after a while he had to say no too, unfortunately.  So by now the trip to Texas is a bit out in the blue. Sorry for this. “

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Howdy, Ya’ll!

Save the date:  August of 2016 Continue reading CANCELLED — Alexander to perform at Benefit Gala in Dallas, Texas

Interview with Alexander Rybak about his debut as an author by Cappelen Damm

Meet this falls’s children’s book debutant Alexander Rybak

Text to header photo: Alexander Rybak, internationally well known violinist, composer and artist. He currently makes his debut as a children’s book author.

Source: Forlagsliv.no Published 14.01.2015. Authour: Anne Østgaard, Cappelen Damm

Found by TessaLa. Translated by Jorunn Ekre and TessaLa, Revision Bita J 

Alexander Rybak (born 1986) is an actor, composer and musician. He was born in Belarus and grew up in Nesodden. He has played the violin and the piano ever since the age of 5. He made his breakthrough in 2009 when he won the Eurovision Song Contest with his own song “Fairytale”. Continue reading Interview with Alexander Rybak about his debut as an author by Cappelen Damm

Alexander Rybak – Rehearsal for the concert with Musica Sinfonietta

Concert with Rybak in Asker today

Text to the picture: Today Musica Sinfonietta are having a concert in Asker culture house. Soloist is Alexander Rybak himself. (Photo: Nina Abrahamsen)

Today Musica Sinfonietta is having a concert in Asker culture house. The soloist is none other than Alexander Rybak himself. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Rehearsal for the concert with Musica Sinfonietta

Alexander Rybak was once a lonely boy

It broke my heart as a mother

Mom Natalia is proud of her talented son, but she has a sore memory of the time Alexander Rybak was the boy who was left out. Continue reading Alexander Rybak was once a lonely boy

Alexander Rybak – Book review of “Trolle and the Magic Fiddle” in Dagbladet

Musicians seem to succeed better as writers of children’s books than many other celebrities. Alexander Rybak is no exception.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Book review of “Trolle and the Magic Fiddle” in Dagbladet

Alexander Rybak – I felt left out

Alexander Rybak makes his debut as an Author

Source: paper issue of Her&Nå, published 29.09.2015. Author: Sindre Nordengen. Photo: Lasse Eriksson og Morten Bendiksen.
Provided and translated to English by Jorunn Ekre. Revised by Anni Jowett

I felt left out

Alexander Rybak knows what it’s like to feel different and left out. Now he hopes to be able to help others who struggle with the same problem. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — I felt left out

Alexander Rybak captivated the audience

Alexander Rybak presented his debut book in  Litteraturhuset  – captivated the audience

 

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WELL RECEIVED: Alexander Rybak and Dennis Storhøi are satisfied with how “Trolle and the Magic Fiddle” has been received during their tour.

Alexander Rybak and Dennis Storhøi captivated a big audience of children and adults in Litteraturhuset (House of Litterature) on Saturday. Storhøi used both voice and facial expression while reading to create the atmosphere, and Rybak’s fiddling was captivating. Continue reading Alexander Rybak captivated the audience

Alexander Rybak with Trolle show in Fredrikstad, Norway

Brought the magic fiddle to Litteraturhuset in Fredrikstad

Text to photo: Magic Fiddle: Alexander Rybak played on the magic fiddle for the children. In the front row stood Ella and Håkon Fredstad Lukkassen who clapped along. Photo: Johnny Leo Johansen

Source: Fredrikstad Blad. Published 26.09.15 Author: Mathilde Halstensen.
Found by Jorunn Ekre. Translated to English by TessaLA. Revised by Bita J.

Rybak brought alongside him Storhøi, dancing trolls and the magic fiddle  for the launch of his new children’s book “Trolle and the magic fiddle”. Continue reading Alexander Rybak with Trolle show in Fredrikstad, Norway

A bit like Superman and he thrives around children

My first school years in Norway were like an eternal vacation

Text to picture: NEW BOOK: Alexander Rybak is topical with a book and album. In which children can become familiar with Trolle who finds a magic fiddle. © Anne Elisabeth Næss Continue reading A bit like Superman and he thrives around children

Alexander Rybak in the book magazine Book and Society June 2015

An interview in the Norwegian book magazine “Book and Socitity”, paper issue June 2015.

Source: paper issue of Bok og Samfunn. Found by Anastasia Silakova. Translated to English by Anastasia Silakova nad Jorunn Ekre. Revision by Marina Rolbin and Anni Jowett

Rybak’s adventurous universe

– There have always been trolls, but I created Trolle. For a long time there have been hulders (a Scandinavian forest creature), but I have brought the Hulder King himself to life. Continue reading Alexander Rybak in the book magazine Book and Society June 2015

Alexander Rybak – Enchanted by Trolle

Enchanted by Trolle

It was full house and a signing line far out on the streets when Alexander Rybak was invited to a show during the Children’s Book Festival 2015. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Enchanted by Trolle

Alexander Rybak – This week’s children’s book profile at bok365

Debuts with a musical-book

– I’ve always liked to write, and I want to continue an old tradition of making books with music, says Alexander Rybak. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — This week’s children’s book profile at bok365

Alexander Rybak – book review of “Trolle” in Aftenposten

Alexander writes about an outsider with a fiddle

Material that sparkles with the joy of storytelling.

Underline to the photo:  Alexander has found material for a children’s book in  fiddle playing.

Source: aftenposten.no Published 16.09.2015
Author: Mette Hofsødegård  Photo: Poppe Cornelius Continue reading Alexander Rybak — book review of “Trolle” in Aftenposten

Alexander Rybak with trolls for the youngest

Alexander Rybak also has a big musical appeal to a young audience. Therefore, he dreads his debut as a children’s Author. Continue reading Alexander Rybak with trolls for the youngest

Alexander in the Argentinian magazine “Prensario” – August 2015

Alexander Rybak’s first appearance in a publication in Latin America

 

Alexander appeared in an advertising space in the August 2015 Latin American edition of the Argentinian magazine “Prensario”, an international publication that specializes in music and video.

It’s the first time Alexander is mentioned in printed media in that country, and is a way of publicizing his visit to Argentina next year. In the publication, Alexander shares space with other artists from the area, like the “Orquesta del Centenario” where one of the members, Karl  Espegard,  is also of Norwegian origin.

The official website of the magazine can be found here.
Thanks to Daniel B. of Círculo Virtuoso for sharing the picture with us.

Alexander Rybak about love, bullying and friendship in Her og Nå 18.08.2015

stigAlexander Rybak knows how to get his priorities right:

FAMILY AND FRIENDS MEAN EVERYTHING TO ME

Author: Gry Hartvigsen Photo: Lasse Eriksson and Morten Bendiksen. Found and translated by Jorunn Ekre. Revision by Anni Jowett. Continue reading Alexander Rybak about love, bullying and friendship in Her og Nå 18.08.2015

Alexander Rybak – The “Soot-Play” is impressive. Dice 5

ENGEBRET SOOT IS WORTHY OF A PLAY

Source: Smaalenenes avis, published 27.06.2015. Author: Trond Erikson. Photo: Glenn Thomas Nilsen. Article provided by May Elisabeth Nipen.

Strong play in the locks: The dress rehearsal for Soot-pageant Thursday became a wet affair. But a festive audience and good actors warmed in the wet and cool evening in the locks at Ørje. Here is Dennis Storhøi as Engebret Soot (lying on his sickbed), along with, among others, Anne Lindholm (left) and Eldbjørg Solerød (sitting on the bed).

Dennis Storhøi, Alexander Rybak, Ragnar Dyresen and Samuel Fröler are good names to have on the cast when you are inviting the public to a play. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — The “Soot-Play” is impressive. Dice 5

Alexander Rybak – The stars attract people to the canals

Travelling from Belarus for a small dose of Rybak

KIlde: NRK.no, published 29.06.15  Authors: Rune Fredriksen/Remi Drageset

Text to header photo: Alexander Rybak`s part as Ole Bull in the Soot-Play was supposed to have been five minutes long, but it got extended when he accepted the part. More value for the money says Anneli Sollie. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — The stars attract people to the canals

Alexander Rybak – Turned down reality TV

The artist and musician, Alexander Rybak, has released a new single from his upcoming CD, audio book and children’s book called “Trolle and the Magic Fiddle”, where he uses a combination of classical music and pop music.

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Source: Dagsavisen 13.06.2015   Author: Espen Hågensen Rusdal. Photo: NTB Scanpix, Cappelen Damm English translation by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Bita.

Children’s book? Explain. How come a children’s book? Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Turned down reality TV

Alexander Rybak – This book is my child

Rybak: The violin is my mistress, and this book is my child.

Text to the header photo: BOOK DEBUTANT: Alexander Rybak likes that the tiny Trolle resembles himself.

 Source: VG.no  Published 12.06.2015. Author: Cathrine Gonsholt Ighanian. Photo: Jan Petter Lynau and Cappelen Damm. 
 Translated by TessaLa, revison by Katie Anderson.

 Alexander Rybak (29) believes that with his new project he is a big step closer to the dream of a family life.

 The 29-year-old has become calmer and better about choosing what he will say” yes” and “no” to. For the last three years Rybak has dedicated the necessary time between battles to design the project close to his heart. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — This book is my child

Alexander Rybak debuts as author

Alexander Rybak author debuts with an outcast troll and a magic fiddle.

– This is not far from the reality.”

Source: db.no , published 12.06.15 Author: Pål Nordseth Photo Benjamin A. Ward and Cappelen Damm. Translated by TessaLa, Revision by  Bita J.

“Trolle og den magiske fela,” Alexander Rybak’s author debut, will be released in September. It is a semi-autobiographical children’s book about a lonely and outcast troll with a musical instrument that has the ability to completely bewitch its audience, and this becomes a curse for the owner. Continue reading Alexander Rybak debuts as author

Alexander Rybak – New song “Blant Fjell”

Alexander Rybak has released a new song “Blant Fjell” (Among Mountains”. This is a song from the CD that follows his upcoming Norwegian audiobook “Trolle og den magiske fela” (Trolle and the magic fiddle).

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Download “Blant Fjell”  from Klicktrack Music Store here. You can download  it in both Mp3 and CD (Flac) quality.
From iTunes here

The  audiobook  will be released September 19th, and can be  ordered from Tanum.no (Norway only) and  worldwide from Haugenbok.no. You can pre-order it already now 🙂

 

If you have Spotify, you can listen to the song here:

Alexander Rybak: “The most difficult for me was the impersonation of Bilan”

In 2009 Alexander Rybak, a Norwegian with Belarusian roots, woke up famous. He didn’t just win Eurovision- his song “Fairytale” had the highest number of votes in the contest’s history. Today, Rybak has come to Moscow in order to participate in the Channel “Russia” show “One to One”.  The musician shared with “TN” how his has life has changed in the last years.

Source:  the Magazine “TV Week” . Author: Maria Adamchuk
Translated by Marina Rolbin

Alexander Rybak:” The most difficult for me was Bilan’s impersonation.”

Continue reading Alexander Rybak: “The most difficult for me was the impersonation of Bilan”

Alexander Rybak – 500 fans have already bought tickets

STAR STUDDED CANAL HISTORY

Two months before the premiere of the Soot play at Ørje canal locks, 500 of the super celebrity Alexander Rybak`s most ardent fans have bought tickets.

Caption to the header picture: Had a “Soot-talk” in Ørje. 
It was a nice meeting between the actor Dennis Storhøi (left), artist Alexander Rybak and the local Johan Østereng during the rehearsal of the great Soot-play at the end of June.
-Many of my fans have already bought tickets, says Rybak.
Continue reading Alexander Rybak — 500 fans have already bought tickets

Alexander Rybak is happy to give joy to the children at the hosptial

A video from the Norwegian magazine Her&Nå’s website and an article in this week’s paper issue about this lovely story 🙂

Alexander Rybak thinks children deserve joy.

Source: Her&Nå, Author: Stig H. Justad.

Found by Ulli C, recorded by Sonya L, transl and subs by TessaLa, Revision by Bita J.

He gave away his home cinema system!
The pediatric ward at Ullevål Hospital received an unexpected gift from Alexander Rybak.

A good fairy has visited the youth room at the Children’s clinic at Ullevål Hospital. Valuing over 100,000, Alexander Rybak (28) donated loads of his DVDs and games, his home cinema system and a huge flat screen television. Continue reading Alexander Rybak is happy to give joy to the children at the hosptial

Alexander Rybak about the girls: “Everyone has a chance”

Short Alexander’s interview about the girls who could conquer his heart in the Ukrainian magazine “Otdokhni” (“Get Some Rest”).

Translation by Sonya L. Revision by Anni J.

I like all the girls: tall ones, short ones, girls from Ukraine, China and the Netherlands, Norway and Belarus… Everyone has a chance, but I feel that the Slavic roots are much closer to me. I like girls in dresses and without bright makeup. I like natural beauty and femininity. I like different kinds of girls. The most important thing is sincerity! I believe that any relationship should not begin when people fall in love, but when they become friends. That way it’s much easier to continue and keep in touch. Ukrainian girls are smart and they have a good education. It’s easy to communicate and make friends with them. After meeting one of them, I would like to invite her to the cinema, to chat with her… As a result of friendship, you may get a wife. My first love was a violinist, and the last one was a doctor.

If a girl is working, she often does not cook and devotes little time to the household. But I don’t think that I would be interested in a loafer. Ukrainian girls manage everything and everywhere. And it’s great! They are successful in their careers, but at the same time, they can treat their men with something tasty, and, you know, it’s also a good way to a man’s heart!

This article is also available in Azerbaijani

Alexander Rybak: I don’t want to stop at what I’ve achieved so far

This singer has impersonated so many characters on the stage of “One to One”: Elvis Presley, Enrique Iglesias, Dima Bilan, Shura, Eduard Khil and even Gloria Gaynor. Alexander Rybak still has quite a few impersonations left to do before the final, and in the meantime, he shared with our correspondent what he’s already managed to accomplish.

Source: russia.tv. Author: Oksana Tishchenko.
Photo: Alexey Ladigin. Translation by Sonya L. & Marina R.


– What does your participation in the project “One to One” do for you?

– I agreed to do this contest because I have a lot of Russian fans. I wanted to make them happy. In addition, thanks to the show, I discovered new Russian artists for myself-for example, Vladimir Markin. After Mark Tishman sang “Ya gotov tselovat’ pesok” (“I’m ready to kiss the sand”), I’ve been listening to this song every morning. In general, the team that is working on the project is very good. It combines the Russian and European styles of working, so I feel right at home. And of course, the teachers diligently work with us and they have to endure many things. After all, we are not used to learning to sing again. It’s a valuable experience for me, because I don’t want to relax and just enjoy what I have already achieved. Even though my victories have helped me, I feel that future projects are more important than the past ones. For example, I’m currently writing a book – it’s a tale in Norwegian about a troll .

Continue reading Alexander Rybak: I don’t want to stop at what I’ve achieved so far

Rybak’s concert manager: Sasha is loved by everybody in the show “One to One”!

“Komsomolka” found out if Rybak is planning on moving to Moscow, taking our Gribaleva and Nemo with him.

At 30 years of age, producer Andrei Guzel has managed to build an entire empire that employs Alexander Rybak, Larisa Gribaleva and Sasha Nemo. He helped Rybak develop the group Milki and is still working with the girls. Guzel and Rybak, who is one of his main clients, have disappeared to Moscow for the last several months. Maybe they’re planning on moving there with the entire team?

Continue reading Rybak’s concert manager: Sasha is loved by everybody in the show “One to One”!