Category Archives: Articles 2016

People from Frøya are so good in sing along

Alexander Rybak and TrondheimSolistene will have a New Year concert  on Thursday in the cultural house in Frøya. We had a chat with the former Eurovision winner, who has gained a love for the people from Frøya. Continue reading People from Frøya are so good in sing along

Stille Natt Hellige Natt concert at Brumunddal church 21.12.2016

Holy Christmas celebration

The star quintet behind Stille Natt Hellige Natt sang in Christmas at Brumunddal church. 

Text to the cover photo: 
Christmas mood : From left Alexander Rybak, Hans Petter Moen, Marian Aas Hansen, Maria Haukaas Mittet and Rune Larsen. Here from the concert at Vang church which took place later on Wednesday evening. Continue reading Stille Natt Hellige Natt concert at Brumunddal church 21.12.2016

Stille Natt Hellige Natt concert in Immanuel church 12.12.2016

Marian Aas Hansen: It’s really fantastic to sing in the Immanuel church

Hansen is a part of Stille Natt, Hellige Natt for the 16th time which has given Norwegians the Christmas mood since 1987 and on Monday they visited Halden and Immanuels church.

Continue reading Stille Natt Hellige Natt concert in Immanuel church 12.12.2016

The “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” Christmas concert in Vinger church 04.12.2016

Filled the church with Christmas

With 280 tickets sold, Vinger church was a sold out on Sunday evening. High profiled guests were visiting.

Text to featured photo: Full house: Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak, Hans Petter Moen, Marian Aas Hansen, Maria Haukaas Mittet and Rune Larsen filled Vinger church Sunday evening with their concert “Stille Natt Hellige Natt”. Continue reading The “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” Christmas concert in Vinger church 04.12.2016

Alexander Rybak is happily in love with sweet Julie – “Her og Nå” 06.12.2016

Found his girlfriend on the internet

“Julie is a friend, girlfriend and muse”

The popular artist found his big love on the dating App Tinder.
– Now I am calm in my soul, says Alexander Rybak Continue reading Alexander Rybak is happily in love with sweet Julie — “Her og Nå” 06.12.2016

Alexander and Stille Natt Hellige Natt in Eidsberg church 03.12.2016

Tremendous Christmas concert with a full house at Eidsberg church

With five major musical stars gathered under one roof, there will be nothing but a fantastic show.

Continue reading Alexander and Stille Natt Hellige Natt in Eidsberg church 03.12.2016

I don’t challenge myself when I write pop songs

Alexander Rybak: I don’t challenge myself when I write pop songs

He beat the points record when he won the Eurovision Song Contest for Norway in 2009, now Alexander Rybak is dreaming about something more challenging,  and hopes that his debut work as an author will become a musical. In addition he is a guest in this week’s “På resande not”. Continue reading I don’t challenge myself when I write pop songs

Dream Christmas with the girlfriend

Alexander Rybak has already got his present

It was a warm meeting between the Grand Prix legends. But greatest of all is love.

In love: When I came to Norway I thought that Santa followed us from Belarus. For us orthodox, Christmas is the 7th of January, so we have presents then too, Rybak laughs. He already has the best present on his lap.

Source: Paper issue of “Se&Hør”, published 22nd of November 2016. Text: Gro Kristine Hære/Andreas Fadum. Photo: Andreas Fadum. Translation: TessaLa, revision Anni Jowett. Continue reading Dream Christmas with the girlfriend

I appreciate life more now – article in Her og Nå 08.11.2016

Alexander Rybak 10 years after the breakthrough

Text to photo: 10 years ago: Dan Børge Akerø was the host in “Kjempesjansen”. Three years later Alexander won again – “Eurovision Song Contest” in 2009

Alexander Rybak  can celebrate the ten year anniversary of his breakthrough with Dan Børge Akerø’s “Kjempesjansen”. The artist does this with a big smile. Continue reading I appreciate life more now — article in Her og Nå 08.11.2016

Review of Alexander Rybak’s concert in Ostrava, Czech Republic

The Eurovision winner instead of a lecture

On Saturday, October 15, we could see the cinema “Vesmír” as we’ve never seen it before. There were no empty seats, after all some people even stood behind. Economic lectures were replaced by the winner of Eurovision 2009 – Alexander Rybak!

ostravaa

Source: www.sokolska33.cz, published 18.10.16.
Text:  Photos: Adam Popelka.
Translation by Sonya L. Revision by Anni J.


 Alexander not only sings and dances, but also accompanies on the violin. Sometimes all at once. He brought with him four very energetic dancers from Lithuania, who helped him to create the whole picture of his performance . There is joy and positive energy in all his songs. Maybe that’s why he conquered the audience during the first song. There was singing, clapping, snapping their fingers… whatever was needed.
Continue reading Review of Alexander Rybak’s concert in Ostrava, Czech Republic

Alexander Rybak’s Mum

There was only one thing Alexander Rybak was not allowed to do by his mum when he was little.

Natasha Rybak believes many in Norway are afraid they will do something wrong to kids if they push them into practising during childhood.

Header photo:  Must practise:  When her son was seven, Natasha Rybak decided that he should go for the violin. She says that children must practise, even if they not always want to. Photo: Siv Johanne Seglem /Dagbladet 

There was only one thing that Alexander never was allowed to do.  Continue reading Alexander Rybak’s Mum

Alexander Rybak is a real entertainer

Alexander Rybak is a real entertainer who treats his audience just as adroitly as he treats his violin, his crooner-voice and his grand piano.

Text to the picture: Our reviewer is excited about Alexander Rybak’s 10-year anniversary show. .
Source: Aftenposten.no, published 7.6.16. Text: Mona Levin. Photos: Anita S. Andersen

Mona Levin gives Entertainer a  Dice 5

Continue reading Alexander Rybak is a real entertainer

Rybak’s girlfriend talks about her life with the fiddler

Alexander is so warm and kind

To Alexander Rybak, this summer is in the sign of love, because his life as a bachelor is a closed chapter. The charmer has settled down with Julie, a girl from Oslo. Continue reading Rybak’s girlfriend talks about her life with the fiddler

Entertainer – soon premiere – interview in Østlandsposten 3.7.2016

Rybak-Fairytale chooses Bølgen.

On Wednesday it’s the premiere of Alexander Rybak’s summer show. He couldn’t wish for a better place than Bølgen (name of the concert hall).

Text to photo:  Chooses Bølgen: Sofie Bjerketvedt, Alexander Rybak, Øystein Lund Olafsen and Heidi Ruud Ellingsen like it in  Bølgen. The summer show premieres on Wednesday. Photo: Nils-Erik Kvamme Continue reading Entertainer — soon premiere — interview in Østlandsposten 3.7.2016

Alexander Rybak – Julie is the dream girl

Finally the Eurovision star can sing about happy love.

Alexander Rybak Julie Gaarud Holm Se Her juni 2016
1. Alexander Rybak celebrating 10 years as an artist. 2. Dated on Internet- Met on the Internet: Alexander and Julie found each other on the dating App Tinder, and has been together for about 6 months. 3: Romantic getaway: Dream girl on dream trip: Recently Alexander took Julie on a romantic getaway to Miami in the south USA.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Julie is the dream girl

See and hear Rybak in Ørje

Alexander Rybak is one of several big names when Ørje offers Soot-Spelet at the canal locks from June 24 to July 3. Director Anneli Solli says there are still a few tickets left.

Continue reading See and hear Rybak in Ørje

Alexander about his love for Julie

Alexander Rybak has made a special song for his girlfriend

There is something quite unusual about the love song the violinist has made for his new love.

Continue reading Alexander about his love for Julie

Alexander and Trolle in Cappelen Damm Agency’s Rights catalogue spring 2016

Cappelen Damm is Norway’s largest publishing house, publishing approximately 1000 titles a year, within the genres of fiction, non-fiction, educational books and children’s books.

Cappelen Damm Agency represents the rights of all of the authors in their catalogues. The Agency is responsible for all foreign book rights, as well as rights for TV, film, radio, anthologies, electronic media, etc.  They attend all the major international book fairs.

In Cappelen Damm’s Agency’s Rights catalogue spring 2016, they present Alexander as an author and promote his book “Trolle og den magiske fela”.

From Cappelen Damm Agency’s catalogue:
Header picture of this post from Cappelen Damm where both Alexander and Trolle are represented 🙂

Alexander Rybak – Trolle and the Magic Fiddle

Source: Cappelen Damm Agency
Alexander Rybak No Bounderies picture Cappelen Damm TrolleAlexander Rybak, b. 1986, is an actor, composer and musician. His international breakthrough came when he won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 with the self-composed song Fairytale. Rybak has performed in several large-scale theatrical events and films alongside his music career.

Last autumn he debuted as a children’s book author with Trolle og den magiske fela (Trolle and the Magic Fiddle).

The story combines Alexander Rybak’s musicality with his love of Norwegian folk tales. It is a story about daring to be different and accepting the differences in others. The book and its universe are closely interweaved with newly composed music by Alexander Rybak among others.

“Alexander Rybak is a gifted artist with many talents. This publication is very much in the spirit of his work; a joyful composition with an interesting artistic core.”

Mette Hofsødegård, Aftenposten

Alexander Rybak promo video of Trolle Cappelen Damm

Trolle isn’t like all the other trolls. He doesn’t have a tail, and that is something the other trolls never let him forget. They tease and bully him all the time. One day, Trolle finds the Nymph King’s violin lying shining in a clearing. He discovers that the instrument is magic – anyone who hears its music falls under the spell of the player. Now he’s not only accepted, but admired! But the violin isn’t all good, and Trolle soon finds himself in a lot of trouble. Then human girl Alva turns up and shows Trolle the power of real friendship.

The book comes with an audio version and specially composed music and songs by Alexander Rybak.

Print run 11 000.

Foreign rights sold to Koppelwrite, Denmark.

On page 21 in Cappelen Damm Agency’s Rights catalogue spring 2016 you can read about Alexander and Trolle 🙂

 

Alexander has composed music to the game “The Little Grey Fergie”

Alexander Rybak has together with Svein Gundersen composed the music to the game “Little Grey Fergie Saves the Day” for phones and IPad.

The little tractor Fergie (original name is Gråtass) is a Norwegian children figure created by Fantasi-Fabrikken A/S (The Fantasy Factory) in Tønsberg i 1995. The figure is a “living”, grey tractor of the type Ferguson TE20 with two  black “eyes” as  lights. The Norwegian name “Gråtass” was a well-known nickname for this popular type of tractor in Norway.

Alexander Rybak Gråtass ordner oppLittle Grey Fergie Saves the Day is a complete farm adventure where you can build your dream farm together with Fergie the little tractor! They speak English in the game. Suitable for all from 4 years and up. Read more about the game HERE.

Link to download the game : itunes-logo ICON 

The game will also be released in Sami, German and Russia later in 2016.

Fantastic music made by the internationally acclaimed musician and composer Alexander Rybak together with Svein Gundersen puts you in a farming mood

In the trailer below you can hear a short piece of the music. 🙂

Alexander with the summer show “Entertainer” in Bølgen Culture House July 2016

Alexander Rybak celebrates at Bølgen

Alexander Rybak has  a 10th anniversary as an artist, and celebrates in Bølgen with a musical show spanning his entire career. Continue reading Alexander with the summer show “Entertainer” in Bølgen Culture House July 2016

The Swedes finally found a way to break my high score

Interview with Alexander Rybak

Alexander in Argentina interview with ESC Brazil April 2016

Source: ESCbrazil.com, published 05.05.2016. Text and photos by Ricardo Olissil. Translated by Lulu Barcelo, revision Anni Jowett Continue reading The Swedes finally found a way to break my high score

ALEXANDER RYBAK CAPTIVATES FANS IN ARGENTINA

The Belarusian singer visited several places in the city of Buenos Aires

Source: Blasting News Argentina. Found by Ulli C. Translated by Lulú Barceló. Revision by Anni Jowett.

The talented violinist Alexander Rybak came to our country to appear on April 29th at the theatre “Coliseo”. In front of a feverish audience, the artist was able to impose his particular style and performed some songs of all genres: Pop, jazz, tango, classical and dance. A musical mixture that allowed the audience to realise why the young and prestigious artist has shone in every scenario he has stepped into in recent years. Full schedule for the artist in our country this week.
Continue reading ALEXANDER RYBAK CAPTIVATES FANS IN ARGENTINA

Alexander Rybak and Byneset Spellmannslag in concert 24.04.2016

Alexander Rybak impressed everyone at Bynesaulaen

Source: Gaula Avis, published 27.04.2016 Text: Vigdis A. Myrdal
Photo: Unni Ulltveit

There was no one, at any time, who had the slightest doubt that Rybak knew how to play the violin when the Eurovision star was on stage and downright showed off his skills with the bow and his fiddle. In addition Byneset Spellmannslag was impressively good. Continue reading Alexander Rybak and Byneset Spellmannslag in concert 24.04.2016

Alexander about a musical ear in “Your Body” 14.04.2016

Have you ever wonder about what a musical ear really is and how a tone is perceived by a person with perfect pitch? Read this article and you’ll get some answers. 🙂

Do you think you can’t sing? Then you are probably wrong.

Source: TV2.no , published 14.04.2016. Text: Åshild Amland. Translated by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett

If you think you don’t have a musical ear, you are probably wrong. Most people have a musical ear, it’s more a discussion about which level. Continue reading Alexander about a musical ear in “Your Body” 14.04.2016

Articles about Alexander Rybak in English

List of all articles about Alexander posted on the Fansite.

There are hundreds of articles about this brilliant musician, and thanks to all the fans who over the last seven years have spent their time translating, we are able to follow his career footsteps where ever he is. All these translated articles are posted on the Fansite,  to make it easy for you to find them, we have made a list of them in alphabetic order for each year. Just click on the word “Articles” in the picture below or on “Articles” in the menu at the Fansite. 

Alexander Rybak English articles on the Faniste 1

From Alexander’s orchestra seminar in Sarpsborg, Norway 18. – 20. of March 2016

Playing together with their big idol

Text to picture: ORGANISING: Alexander Rybak organising the youths at the seminar. To the right Sarpsborg Youth Orchestra’s conductor Maria Dahl. (Photo: Johnny Helgesen)

Source: Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad 19.03.16. Text and photo: Johnny Helgesen. Translation : TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett

70 children and youths are playing this weekend together with their idol, Alexander Rybak, at Sarpsborg Scene. Continue reading From Alexander’s orchestra seminar in Sarpsborg, Norway 18. — 20. of March 2016

Orchestra seminar and concert in Eksjø, Sweden, 4. to 6. of March 2016

Alexander Rybak gives artist tips

EKSJÖ: The young string students are excited about  the world artist Alexander Rybak’s visit. Soon they laugh familiar when he gives them unconventional tips.

Source: Smålandsdagblad.se. Published March 5, 2016. Text and photo: Maria Ivarsson

“Wave to those sitting on the other side in the orchestra,  give them a kiss from distance, and think of how it feels like when you are afraid of the dark.”
Playing in an orchestra is very much about being an artist, and Alexander Rybak gives some different tips. Afterward, he takes plenty of time to take selfies and sign autographs.

Video uploaded by May E. Nipen. 

The biggest inspiration for young violinists

The weekend 12.–14. of February Alexander Rybak worked with almost 90 young string players.

The young violinists biggest inspiration

 – Andrine Longa Kopperstad  about Alexander Rybak 

Source:  Parts of an article in Mørenytt published 18.02.2016. Text: Ingvild Runde. Photo: Oddvar Alfsvåg and Kristian Skeide. Translated by Tessa La, revision by Anni Jowett.

Alexander Rybak og strykere i fosnavåg 2016 – We have had a very inspiring weekend. It has been a fun and educating experience, with a fantastic final concert. Nobody has inspired so many young string players to continue playing the violin as Alexander Rybak. He has really given the violin a comeback, says Inna Svendsen, who is the violin teacher at the culture schools in Volda and Ørsta. Continue reading The biggest inspiration for young violinists

Miracles – The Biathlon World Championship song 2016

Miracles – Alexander Rybak and Gaute Ormåsen

Miracles Alexander Rybak Gaute Ormåsen

Gaute Ormåsen on vocal, Alexander  on violin and Oslo Soul Children as choir in the the new championship song for Biathlon WC 2016. The song is called “Miracles”, and will be performed live at the opening show 2nd of March in Oslo, Norway at Universitetsplassen, Medal Plaza, Oslo.

The show starts at 19.45 cet and will be streamed live on NRK.no

 

THE PRESS RELEASE
                       You can download “Miracles” from   itunes-logo ICON

And it’s also available on Spotify

The wizard with the fiddle – Orchestra seminar and concert in Fosnavåg, Norway 12-14.02.2016



Alexander Rybak – The wizard with the fiddle

The weekend 12-14th of February Alexander had an orchestra seminar with more than 90 young musicians, mainly violinists, from the municipalities of Herøy, Ulsteinvik, Hareid, Sande, Ørsta, Volda, Stryn, Ålesund, Tresfjord og Valldal in addition to culture students from the Herøy Culture School. The orchestra seminar and concert at Fosnavåg Concert House was organised by the local orchestra Havella.

It was a great experience for the young students and thanks to Robert Skeide and Kristian Ødegaard Skeide we can provide you pictures and videos from the seminar and the concert.  The intro on the videos has English subtitles 🙂

Click on the pictures to see the albums 🙂 

Alexander Rybak seminar Fosnavågen 2016 ALexander Rybak orchestra concert Fosnavåg 2016

Videos by Kristian Ødegaard Skeide. They all have English subtitles on the intro. 

Children’s book author – Interview on Eurostory.nl 10.02.2016

Alexander Rybak : A children’s book author

Edward van de Vendel Eurostory Alexander Rybak

 

Published on Eurostory.nl February 10, 2016
Interviewer: Edward Van de Vendel, a Dutch author of children’s books, three of them published in Norway by Cappelen Damm.
Continue reading Children’s book author — Interview on Eurostory.nl 10.02.2016

I have grown a lot – Interview in Her og Nå 09.02.2016

Alexander Rybak about his participation in the TV success.

The fiddler Alexander Rybak has good memories from the “Hver Gang Vi Møtes” period and says to Her og Nå that he grew from the experience.

Continue reading I have grown a lot — Interview in Her og Nå 09.02.2016

Orchestra seminar in Sandefjord, Norway 15. – 17. of January 2016

150 lucky ones have a dream weekend with Alexander Rybak

150 young strings from all over Vestfold got a solid dose of extra playing pleasure and enthusiasm, after a hectic but oh so fun weekend together with Alexander Rybak in Sandefjord.  Continue reading Orchestra seminar in Sandefjord, Norway 15. — 17. of January 2016