Two classical concerts with the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra
This autumn, after his visit in 2016 Alexander returned to the Czech Republic, this time with classical concerts in a project together with the renowned orchestra from Ostrava. The concerts took place in Ostrava on the October 4th and in Plzeň (Pilsen) on the October 5th.
Continue reading Alexander Rybak on tour in the Czech Republic, 4-5.10.2017
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
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 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 🙂
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 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 was a guest artist in Greta Salome’s great concert in Reykjavik, Iceland, the 18th of March 2017. The concert was held in Harpa Concert Hall. Thursday the 17th the concert was played twice in the Hof Concert Hall in Akureyri. All three concerts were sold out! 🙂
Alexander played the following songs: “Song from a Secret Garden”, “I Came to Love You”, “Roll with the Wind”. Then two duets with Greta Salome: “Violin Fun” and “Four seasons, Summer by Vivaldi”, and Alexander featured with Greta Salome and Stefan Jakobsson in Iceland’s Eurovision song 2012 – “Never Forget”. And as the final number Greta joined Alexander in “Fairytale”.
Here are some videos from the concert:
From classical to pop – Alexander with concert in Gomel, Belarus.
Alexander had a great concert with Gomel Symphony Orchestra the 2nd of March, and thanks to Galina Sokolova and Juliet Rusak, we can now enjoy videos of his performances and small talks between the songs. 🙂
Here is the complete playlist.
Click on the symbol in the upper left corner, next to “1/12”, to see the songs in the playlist.
Alexander and Gomel City Symphony Orchestra invited young string students for a seminar and to play with Alexander on stage at the concert.
Students under the age of 14 playing a violin or cello, could take part in the seminar. It was Gomel City Symphony Orchestra who had taken the initiative to invite Alexander, and it was a unique experience for the young strings students to practice and perform on the same stage as the famous Eurovision winner, Alexander Rybak . 35 boys and girls from the music schools of Gomel region and even some from Kiev. The youngest student was four years old. Continue reading Pictures and videos from Alexander’s young string seminar and concert in Gomel, Belarus 2. and 3. March 2017
Videos from Alexander and TrondheimSolistene‘s New Year concert tour 4. to 7. January 2017 in Norway.
Thanks to Lena Jørgensen, Trollheimsportalen, Yulia Filatyeva and alena_alena for all the recordings 🙂
Alexander’s variations of “Vi tenner våre lykter” and “Fairytale” from the concert in Surnadal.
Videos from Alexander Rybak’s concert in Ostrava, Czech.
Thanks to several fans of Alexander who recorded the performances, we can all enjoy the concert. Alexander also had a guest artist, Elis, with whom Alexander performed a duet with a song from his favorite fairytale “The Beauty and the Beast”.
You can watch the whole concert in the videos below, or clik on the bold titles in the playlist to see each song. 🙂
Thanks to Joerg Kollan, Ulli C. and Sonia Ogrocka for these videos.
- Europe’s Skies, 2. Fairytale, 3. I Came to Love You, 4. Kotik, 5. If You Were Gone, 6. Alexander feat Elis, 7. Beauty and the Beast, 8. Oah, 9. Into a Fantasy, 10. Roll with the Wind, 11. Eurovision Medley, 12. Fairytale.
And a big thank you to Magdalena Kwiecień and Dorota Podsiadła, who has recorded the whole concert in these three videos 🙂
Orquesta del Centario, the Argentinian band Alexander performed with in Buenos Aires in May 2016, is on a European tour and right now they have several concerts in Norway. Alexander asked if he could perform with them again, and so he did Friday 9th of September in their concert at Cosmopolite Scene in Oslo, Norway. His good friend Karl Espegaard is a member of the band, and he and Alexander played a duet , and Alexander also joined the band in a tango. Continue reading Alexander and Orquesta del Centenario at Cosmoplite in Oslo, Norway 09.09.16
Alexander Rybak with concert in Soligorsk, Belarus, in celebration of the Day of the City and Miner’s Day 2016.
To congrats the residents of Soligorsk, the winner of Eurovision 2009, especially flown in from Norway, and the group “MILKI”, presented good live music and a good mood to the audience at the Soligorsk Square.
Here are some pictures and videos from the concert. A big thanks to the YT-uploaders 🙂
Picture source: esoligorsk.by
A short piece of “Funny Little World”
Friday 29th of April Alexander Rybak had his first concert in Latin-America. The concert was at Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Thanks to his fantastic Latin-American fans, we can all enjoy this great moment. A big thank you to all of you who have uploaded videos 🙂
The featured picture is a collection of pictures found on Instagram.
The play list was long (this is not in the correct order though): Europe Skies, Dovregubbens Hall, Fairytale, Abrazame, Funny Little World, Oah, Kotik, Into A Fantasy, Leave Me Alone, Secret Garden, Hungarian Suit, Tango by Astor Piazzolla, Roll with the Wind, Do Ya Think I’m Sexy and Fairytale once more. Continue reading Videos from the concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 29.4.2016
Alexander was invited to perform at Tonicaorkestern’s (Tonica Orchestra) 60s anniversary celebration concert.
One of the many highlights of the amazing concert was the duet between Alexander and the conductor Bo-Göte Nygren playing
“Czardas” of Vittorio Monti and “Viva la Vida“. Thanks to Anastasia Silakova for these great videos 🙂
Pictures and greetings in both Swedish and English from Tonicaorkestern 🙂
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 🙂
Videos by Kristian Ødegaard Skeide. They all have English subtitles on the intro.
Videos from Alexander’s concert at the Klaipeda Sea Festival in Klaipeda, Lithuania 2th of July 2015.
Parts of the concert was broadcast on Lithuanian TV 31st of July 2016, and here are the TV-version of Alexander’s performance. Below the TV-version video, you’ll find more videos recorded by people in the audience at the live concert. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Fantastic concert in Klaipeda, Lithuania 25.07.15
Engebret Soot was a big admirer of the famous Norwegian violinist Ole Bull. In the theatre play “Soot-Spelet” there is a scene where Engebret Soot travels to Oslo for one of his concerts. He was delayed and the concert was over when he arrived. Engebret Soot was not a man who gave in easily, so he went to the hotel where Ole Bull stayed, woke him up and demanded him to play for him.
Dennis Storhøi as Engebret Soot and Alexander Rybak as Ole Bull. The video has subtitles in English, Turkish, Azerbaijani and German 🙂
The video is recorded by Ulli C, translated to English by TessaLa and revised by Anni Jowett. Azerbaijani by Azadə İmranzadə. German by Ulli C, Turkish by Behire Nilüfer.
Alexander was the soloist in the opening concert of Østersjøfestivalen 2015 in Karlshamn, Sweden the 16.07.2015. The chamber orchestra concert of 30 young musicians was conducted by Mikaela Brorsson.
Alexander took part in half of the concert, and performed several of his song, among others these three beautiful classical pieces which is recorded by Ulli C 🙂
Alexander with a great performance of Fairytale at the Eurovision Sing Along Festival at Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. Enjoy!
From the rehearsal, found and uploaded by Ulli C
April 10, Alexander performed at “Eurovision Preparty Riga” in Palladium concert hall in Riga. “Eurovision Preparty Riga” is an annual Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) promotional event held in Riga, Latvian capital, usually 6 weeks before the ESC final. The main idea of the event is to promote songs that will take part in ESC of that year. In addition to Alexander, other special guests attended the party – the winner of ESC 2011 Eldar Gasimov, winner of ESC 2002 Marie N, and 3rd place holder of ESC 2013 Zlata Ognevich.
Recording of Alexander’s appearance.
The video is also available on Vimeo
“Europe’s skies”, “In the Hall of the Mountain King”,
“Into A Fantasy”, “Roll with the Wind”, ESC-Medley
Alexander practiced with young talents for three days and then led the final concert with them, which took place at the culture school in Sandnes on March 8.
Videos by Venche M.
Video with Alexanders performance in “Time to Show” anniversary show in Kaunas, Lithuania 17.01.2015
Recorded by Magdalena K.
Many thanks to the Polish “chikas” for this concert video:)
You can find news about Alexander Rybak in Polish here:
Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd of January Alexander took part as a soloist in the Norwegian National Youth Orchestra’s New Year concert in Elverum and Oslo. In addition to Alexander, Arve Tellefsen, Eivind Ringstad and the boys choir “Sølvguttene” took part. Bjarte Engeset was the conductor. Luckily for those who couldn’t be present, some of Alexander’s performances were recorded and you find them below. Enjoy! Continue reading Alexander Rybak soloist at the Norwegian National Youth Orchestra’s New Year Concert 2015
2014 will soon be over and we are summing up the new music released through the year where Alexander has taken part as composer, lyrics writer or performer. And we counted 24 new ones from 2014, not bad. Some songs are released worldwide, some only in Norway and some only as official videos on youtube so far. This is just a listing of the songs, click the links for more info on each song.
New song written and performed by Alexander
“Into a Fantasy” – Alexander Rybak link to more
New song written by Elisabet Mjanger performed by Alexander
“What I long for” – Alexander Rybak link to more
New song where Alexander takes part in a global collaboration
“Live It” Qatar Handball 2015 Official Anthem link to more
New compositions for other artists
New composition by Alexander Rybak released on AlexanderRybakVideo
Alexander presented a new song in a new style on his official Facebook page (link) 12.12.2014
“Just as I am proud to be born in Belarus, I am also proud to live in Norway. Here’s a story for you: Continue reading Alexander Rybak & Emil Solli-Tangen — I dine hender
For Atayurt Private School’s 20th annual art festival, they had invited Alexander for a two day orchestra seminar and a final concert on the 14th of November at Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi Spor Salonu. There, in addition to presenting his individual pieces, he also performed with the school’s students, orchestra, choir and dancers. Continue reading Orchestra seminar and concert with Atayurt Private Schools in Turkey
Videos from the concert uploaded to AlexanderRybakVideo
Highlights from the the preparation for the concert, some of the speech during the concert and some songs by Alexander.
Published on the website of the Norwegian newspaper Dagen.no 20.11.2014 . Translation by Jorunn E.
Mercy Ships gathered over a 1000 people
Erling Natvig in Mercy Ships hoped for a miracle when they invited people to a concert with tickets costing a thousand NOK each. Over a thousand people showed up at Grieghallen on Monday evening, which the head of the organisation was satisfied with.
We don`t know the final result yet, but we`ll get a fantastic surplus, he says.
Performed for free
Alexander Rybak was one of the artists that performed for free for Mercy Ships. He writes in a text message that he likes to work with nice people and that Natvig did a great job explaining the concept to him.
Natvig said before the concert that the contact with Rybak was established at an airport. They had never met before, but Natvig was bold and got in touch. Three hours later he got an SMS from the artist where he asked for an e-mail.
Mercy Ships had to change course because of the Ebola epidemic.
Rybak writes that the concert went even better than he had expected and that he particularly enjoyed playing together with Ung Symfoni.
Several artists performed for free for Mercy Ships, Carl Espen Thorbjørnsen, Josefin Winther and Roda Achieng. In addition to Ung Symfoni a group of 40 strings from 9-11 years old took part too.
Will there be a concert in Bergen next year too?
I think so. One of the important things for us is to make the work known. In Bergen we, among other things, got to meet a company that wants to give some of their proceeds to our work. This is how we see the effect of the concert right away.
The concept isn’t new. Five years ago the organisation held a charity concert with artists like A-ha and Secret Garden, to mention just a few. Last year they missed 2000 NOK to get 1 million NOK in surplus in an evening in Kristiansand.
Will the ticket always cost a thousand NOK?
It’s the price we normally charge. We do it a bit a bit differently from others, the artists get nothing and we get a lot. I think that`s fun for them,too.
Around 50 volunteers participated in connection with the concert, for which Natvig is very grateful.
A little fan report.
It was a great atmosphere and a well visited concert hall. People had gathered to support a good cause and enjoy the music. Alexander first did a session with the pianist Stefan Zlatanos including “Hungarian Suite”, “Clair de Lune” and “Jealous”. Later he came back for a session with Ung Symfoni (youth symphony orchestra). My highlight was hearing him play Viva la Vida with a full orchestra. For the finale the very cute and young little musicians joined in for “Roll with the wind” and “Fairytale”.
Wish I had brought a camera instead of an old phone, here are some clips from the concert. Hilde M
Alexander Rybak performed at the Norwegian game exhibition Spillexpo 2014 . He played the Super Mario Theme song on violin, and you can watch the performance and the interview afterwards with VGTV in the videos below.
Yes, we had Alex here on American soil, and it was everything we expected it to be (and then some).
Another fan and I had gotten in touch with each other before the concert to make arrangements. Continue reading Alexander Rybak in Nashville, Tennessee. October 1, 2014 — Report by Katie A
Videos from Alexander Rybak’s concert at the City Day of Pervouralsk at Pobedy Square in Pervouralsk, Russia, the 19th of July 2014.
Thanks to Sonya Luzina and Persk.org for uploading videos from the concert on YouTube. The videos are posted in the playlist order, and only “Roll with The Wind”, performed before the “Eurovision Medley”, is missing. Sonya Luzina also made a playlist, so you can watch them all in a row.
Pictures from the concert you will find here Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Concert in Pervouralsk 19.07.2014
Alexander’s performances in the Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk in July 2014
Alexander performed at four events during the festival, and he was also a jury member in the contest “Pop song performers”. Below you’ll find videos of his performances. 🙂
“Into A Fantasy” at the Opening Ceremony of the festival 11th of July.
“Roll with The Wind” at International Song Contest “Vitebsk 2014″ the 12th of July.
“Strela Amura” at the Slavic Bazaar 12th of July 2014 . Video recorded på Catalina Balan.
“Kiss and Tell” at the “International Song Contest “Vitebsk 2014″ 13th of July.
Recording by May Elisabeth Nipen
So once again many had travelled to see Alexander Rybak perform. About 20 Facebookies from around the world. And the occasion was to see Alexander reunited with Frikar for a last performance of Fairytale together at the Folk music Festival in Ål, Norway. The home of Ulf-Arne Johannnesen, from Frikar and he was also the manager of the festival. Continue reading 20 hours in Ål with Alexander Rybak — A video report by Hilde M.
Blossomed onstage with Rybak
Eight young violinists from Stryn culture school played last weekend together with Alexander Rybak in Sogn og Fjordane Symphony Orchestra (SOFORK)`s new year`s concert.
Text to the picture: From the concert. Full focus!
Source: paper issue of “Fjordingen”, published 15.01.14. Author: Gunnhild Sindre. Photo: Mette Carlsen.
Found by Tessa Lande. Translated by Jorunn Ekre. English revision by Anni Jowett.
Selma Flo Munch from Hjelledalen, Nanda van Kessel from Blakset, Karen Ueland from Innvik and Astrid Lovise Hilde, Inger Anne Kårstad,Ragne Verlo Heggdal, Alva Verlo Heggdal and Mathea Carlsen (all of them from Utvik) were a part of SOFORK`s Young Strings project . Continue reading Article and videos from the concert of Alexander Rybak and Sogn and Fjordane Symphony Orchestra (SOFORK). 15.01.14