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Interview with Alexander Rybak in the Ukrainian magazine “Telegid”, 23.04.2018

Alexander Rybak found his love on the net

Source: Тelegid.com. Published: 23.04.2018., Text:  Yegor Yelkin;
Photos provided by the press-service of Alexander Rybak

Translated by Mónika Menyhért, revised by Evghenia Skripnik

Never say never — it’s about our hero. He himself could not imagine that after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 he would again enter the stage as a contestant. But fate gave him yet another chance — the singer again represents Norway.

Alexander Rybak — winner of the Eurovision-2009

 Alexander, does the song “That’s How You Write a Song” really reflect your approach to writing tracks?

 Sometimes, in order to convey the meaning and message, you need to simplify the text. Writing a song is actually just a metaphor of faith in your ideas, whether it’s about sports, business, music or something completely different! I give people confidence in themselves and their strength! 

Continue reading Interview with Alexander Rybak in the Ukrainian magazine “Telegid”, 23.04.2018

Alexander Rybak at the Hungarian national final for ESC 2016

Alexander performed “Fairytale” in the national ESC-selection of Hungary “A Dal”, on 27th February 2016, on channel Duna-TV.
The performance was pre-recorded the previous day, because on the day of  the ESC-finale he gave a concert together with the finalists of the “Virtuózok” classical talent show in Budapest.
He was also interviewed, below you find the video-interview as well.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak at the Hungarian national final for ESC 2016

Alexander at the Russian morning show “Life News”

Alexander promoted his new music video “Kotik” on the Russian morning show “Life News” today 5.6.2015, and he also played a short acoustic version of “Stary Klion”.

Recording by Tessa La. English translation by Natalya P. & Sonya L. Revision by Katie A. Subs by Sonya L. 

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 talks about his unrequited love

Alexander gave the interview to the Ukrainian program “Stars life” which was broadcasted 17.02.2015. The topic of the program was unrequited love.

Recording by Sveta Playsun. Translation by Marina & Maria.
Subs by Marina.

Alexander Rybak: “The Belarusian Jury Killed My Dream!”

The Eurovision winner shared with “Komsomolka” who has upset him, what he doesn’t regret, and if he will continue working with Milki.

Together with his Belarusian manager Andei Guzel (right), Alexander Rybak will take on Milki’s future.

After the Belarusian national selection to Eurovision, most of the discussion was not about the winning duet of the singer Uzari and violinist Maimuna, but about Sasha Rybak, the triumphant Eurovision winner, a Norwegian with Belarusian roots- having been offended. In the past year, Alexander has not just been a passing visitor in our country, but one of our own, as the producer of the group Milki, and despite opposing predictions, he plans to continue his collaboration with the group.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak: “The Belarusian Jury Killed My Dream!”

Alexander Rybak gives an interview to children’s TV-school at the New Year and Christmas show in Kiev

Found by Ulli C. Recording by Tessa L.   Translation and subs by Sonya L.  

Alexander Rybak answers fans’ question in live video chat on Muz-TV channel (Russia) 24.06.2014

 In June, Alexander visited the studio of a very popular Russian musical TV-channel during his promotional tour in support of  his soundtrack “Into a Fantasy” to the movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2”,  where he answered fans’ questions in live video chat. Very interesting and funny interview 🙂

Upload by Hilde M.  English translation and subs by Marina Rolbin. 

Alexander Rybak – Interview and “Let it Snow” in the Belarusian morning show 23.12.2014.

 

Alexander Rybak: I’m very happy that I have the strength to accomplish many different projects.

Yesterday, the National Culture Palace,“Ukraine”, held a huge Christmas/New Year show with the participation of many of the best stage stars. During the show, Alexander Rybak gave us an exclusive interview.

– Everyone is waiting for the new year now. Many are summing up this year’s experiences,remembering important events that filled up this year. Tell us, what do you remember the most? 
Continue reading Alexander Rybak: I’m very happy that I have the strength to accomplish many different projects.

Alexander Rybak in the Ukrainian program “Show Business Life”, 19.12.2014.

Recording by Hilde M. English translation and subs by Sonya L.
Revision by Anni J.

Alexander Rybak – Radio interview Østlandssendingen 10.10.2014

Friday 10th of October Alexander took part in the Norwegian TV-show “The Hit” on NRK1, where he competed against Trine Rein. The same morning he was interviewed by the NRK radio channel “Østlandssendingen”, about hits, his new host job on NRK Klassisk, his trip to Nashville and Nico & Vinz, two Norwegian boys who had a great success in the USA with the song “Am I Wrong”.

Found and recorded by Ulli C. Translation: TessaLa, revision: Anni Jowett

Alexander Rybak at the game exhibition Spillexpo 2014 08.11.2014

Alexander Rybak at Spillexpo 2014Alexander 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.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak at the game exhibition Spillexpo 2014 08.11.2014

Alexander Rybak on Eurovision Radio International 29.10.2014

Juergen Boernig from Eurovision Radio International met Alexander Rybak  for an interview during Alexander’s stay in Luxembourg for the ESC Gala Night 2014. The interview was aired in their 3 hour long live stream radio show on Wednesday 29th of October. It was a very good interview about his participation as a composer in the national selection for both Malta, with “Still Here” performed by Franklin Calleja, and Belarus with the song “Accent” performed by a girl band. They also played his new song “What I Long For”.

Recording by Sonya Luzina

Source: Eurovision Radio International

Alexander Rybak – Interview in VG Weekend 04.10.14

Alexander Rybak

Alexander Rybak (28) doesn’t wake up in the middle of the night because of heartbreak anymore. Now he dreams about sharing his life with a mind reader.

Read the whole “In Bed” interview in English here

Alexander Rybak – Bachelor worth NOK 8 million

The musician Alexander Rybak (28) has his debut as a host on the radio NRK Klassisk tomorrow morning at 9 am. He will be on TV in “The Hit” on NRK in October.

Source: dagsavisen.no Author: Geir Rakvaag. Photo: Anne Liv Ekroll/NRK

Translation: Jorunn Ekre, Revision Anni Jowett

NRK-klassisk Alexander Rybak

What will it be like to be a host in  “Min Favorittmusikk” (My favourite Music) on NRK Klassisk? 
-This is the perfect programme for me where I can try out the role as a host. It’s classical music, my audience get to know me through new stories and I have enough time to prepare each programme.

 Is it the classical music that is closest to your heart? 
-It’s the music I grew up with. I notice when pop composers are educated in classical music, and when they just try out stuff without any background. Big difference. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Bachelor worth NOK 8 million

Alexander Rybak – interviews – Allsang på Grensen 2014

Alexander Rybak was a guest-host at the Norwegian sing-along TV-show “Allsang på Grensen”, broadcasted on TV2 Thursday 7th of August. Here your can read two interviews from two local news papers, Halden Arbeiderblad and Fredrikstad Blad.

Source: Halden Arbeiderblad  Author: Tiril Vik Nordeide Photo: Stein Johnsen

Found by Kaja Jasińska, translated by Jorunn Ekre, revised by Anni Jowett

Alexander Rybak og Kathrine Moholt Allsang på Grensen

Duo:Katrine Moholt and Alexander Rybak charmed everyone

Rybak brought along the young ones

It`s great fun being able to perform with such a capable violinist like Alexander Rybak, said Lars Narvestad (14) after having performed in front of more than 4300 people at the castle.

I had the opportunity to do something big when I was quite young, and if I have the chance to give that other young people I will, said Alexander Rybak.

He doesn’t hide the fact that he’s impressed with Lars and the other eight people who got to perform.

For me it`s very important to show what you stand for and I think it`s important that young, capable musicians get some attention, too. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — interviews — Allsang på Grensen 2014

Alexander Rybak about The Hit on NRK 2014

Alexander tells in this video why he takes part in the Norwegian music show “The Hit”. Alexander will perform his chosen song in the show  broadcasted Friday 10th of October, starting 20.05 CET. More Info about the show and link to book tickets here

Recorded by Ulli C, translated by Jorunn Ekre, revised by Anni Jowett.

Source: NRK.no

 

Alexander Rybak on “Nyhetsmorgon” TV4, Sweden 10.08.2014

Alexander Rybak was the Sunday guest in the Swedish morning show “Nyhetsmorgon” on TV4. He performed songs from his album “Visa Vid Vindens Änger” the one he made in collaboration with Mats Paulson, “Träden i Villa Borghese” and “Visa Vid Vindens Änger”. And also his new song “Into a Fantasy”, soundtrack on the DreamWorks animation movie “How to Train Your Dragon”.

Interview

Translation will be added soon. Continue reading Alexander Rybak on “Nyhetsmorgon” TV4, Sweden 10.08.2014

Alexander Rybak on P4 Radiofrokost 09.07.2014

Alexander Rybak talking about football, his new song “Into a Fantasy” and singing tunnel karaoke on the radio show “P4 Radiofrokost (P4 Radio breakfast) 09.07.2014.

Recording and subs by Ulli C. Translation by Jorunn Ekre. Revision by Anni Jowett

Alexander Rybak on Reiseradioen NRK P1 09.07.2014

Alexander talks about giving voice to Hiccup, how “Into a Fantasy” got on the soundtrack for “How to Train Your Dragon 2”, and  about being an old soul in a young body. Reiseradioen NRK P1 09.07.2014

Interview with Alexander in the Russian weekly magazine “OK!”, 03.07.2014

 

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Moscow. The end of June. It is + 10 C on the street. Alexander Rybak came to the meeting in a thin T-shirt. “We had snow in Norway two weeks ago, so I am used to the cold”. He has also got used to the constant attention which falls on him after winning the Eurovision Song Contest. Since then five years have passed and Alexander has written a lot of songs and travelled to almost 70 countries. And now he is reaping the benefits of his success – Rybak is the composer of a soundtrack on the popular Hollywood cartoon “How to Train Dragon 2”, and can be proud of it!

Source:  OK! Published  03.07.2014 in the issue No. 27 (395)Author: Vadim Vernik. Photo: Vanja Berezkin.

Translation by Valeriya Platonova, Zhanna Sergueeva and Maria Solntseva. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Sasha, how did it happen that you entered into Hollywood so elegantly? Did the producers invite you?
Nobody invited me. I just wrote a song and realised that it is perfect for the animation. I’ve worked on the first and second parts of the animation for Norway (main hero Hiccup speaks with voice of Alexander). At my own expense I rented a studio, recorded the melody and sent it to the company “DreamWorks” although only 2.5 months remained prior to the international release of the animation. I knew that I had little chance, they may not even want to hear my song. Especially the Americans, it means nothing to them. And suddenly the answer is: “Of course, Alexander, we know who you are”. I was delighted, although they also wrote that everything was ready, and there was no need for the song, but they certainly will listen my melody. I decided not to wait for the outcome, I was just happy and considered it like a personal victory – the main thing I took a chance. However, after a week and a half they called me and said that the composition is very nice, and in spite of the late terms, they want to use the song. In the end I felt happy, and my song plays in the final credits of the animation. In some countries it is released on the soundtrack disc. The compositions of John Powell are gathered there, and my song is the last track. Continue reading Interview with Alexander in the Russian weekly magazine “OK!”, 03.07.2014

Alexander Rybak interview in VG 06.07.2014

Alexander Rybak and Thomas Værnes tell about their close friendship in the paper issue of VG 06.07.2014

Author: Line Orfjell
Photos: Trond Solberg

Found by Ulli Cologne/Venche Mellemstrand. Translated by TessaLa. Revised by Anni Jowett.

THANKS, THOMAS!

Rybak and his best friend helped each other against the bullies at school

Keep in touch: It has been a busy time for Alexander lately. It’s therefore especially good to relax with his best friend at home on the couch. Tonight it’s video games and the World Championship in football on the program.  Continue reading Alexander Rybak interview in VG 06.07.2014

Alexander Rybak on Radio Nostalgi, Sweden

Alexander Rybak in a very interesting interview on the radio show “Royne Møter” on Radio Nostalgi, Sweden 06.07.2014.

Recorded by Julia Bezbakh

Translation will be added.

Alexander Rybak – Promo tour in Belgium for “Into a Fantasy”

Alexander Rybak’s interviews and TV-show appearances from the promo tour in Belgium for his new music video “Into a Fantasy”, soundtrack for DreamWorks Animation’s movie “How to Train you Dragon 2”

Interview in the largest Belgian newspaper “Het Laatste Nieuws” about Alexander Rybak and ‘Into a Fantasy’.

Article provided and translated by Olivier VanHoutte. Revised by Anni Jowett.

Eurovison winner ALEXANDER RYBAK made the soundtrack.

There is life after the Eurovision Song Contest. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Promo tour in Belgium for “Into a Fantasy”

Alexander Rybak – Interview on Eurovision.be about “Into a Fantasy”

“I’m an old talent” – Alexander Rybak interviewed by Eurovision.be 29.06.2014.

Provided and translated by Olivier Vanhoutte and revised by Anni JowettLink to original interview here.

Alexander Rybak Interview in be.Eurovision

Alexander Rybak : “I’m an old talent”

Five years after his victory at the Eurovision Song Contest, Alexander Rybak tours again around Europe. This time to promote the movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2″, and his song on the soundtrack “Into a Fantasy”. The Eurovision victory was the beginning of everything. “Fairytale” is my business card, “says the 28-year-old singer.
“In countries where I am not so well known, people point at me and sing “Fairytale” without knowing my name. The song is more famous than I am, but I find that good.” The classically trained musician just wanted to escape from classical music when he won the Eurovision Song Contest. He looks back with satisfaction to his victory, but remains very calm underneath: “In this business you need to be happy with the chances you get and stay loyal to yourself.” Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Interview on Eurovision.be about “Into a Fantasy”

Alexander Rybak on “Filmpolitiet” on NRK P3

Interview on the radio program “Filmpolitiet” on NRK radio P3 about giving the voice to the main character, and his contribution to the soundtrack with his new song “Into a Fantasy” for DreamWorks Animation’s movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2”.

Recorded by Hilde M. Translation and subs by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Alexander Rybak – Interview on Radio GRK and the TV-show “Studio TVL” in Belgium 27.06.2014

Alexander on the TV-show “Studio TVL” on TVL Limburg, Belgium 27.06.2014

Recorded by May Elisabeth Nipen

Alexander on radio GRK, Belgium 27.06.2014

Recorded by May Elisabeth Nipen

 

Article: Interview with Alexander Rybak about his music video Into A Fantasy on Russian website, 24.06.2014

Article published on RIA.RU on 24.06.2014

Author: Anna Gorbashova. Photo: Michael Fomichev

Translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. English Revision by Anni Jowett.


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Alexander Rybak: Music video “Into a Fantasy” is about friendship and mutual understanding

The correspondent of “RIA Novosti” Anna Gorbashova spoke with the musician, who visited the capital during the promo tour of the video for the song “Into a Fantasy”, about music, “New Maidan”, politics and Conchita Wurst.

The winner of “Eurovision-2009″, violinist, composer and singer Alexander Rybak is the author of the soundtrack “Into a Fantasy” for the second part of the popular animated film “How to Train Your Dragon”, released in cinemas in Russia on 12thJune . The correspondent of “RIA Novosti” Anna Gorbashova spoke with the musician, who visited the capital during the promo tour of the video for the song “Into a Fantasy”, about music, “New Maidan”, politics and Conchita Wurst. Continue reading Article: Interview with Alexander Rybak about his music video Into A Fantasy on Russian website, 24.06.2014

Interview with Alexander Rybak about Kiev 18.06.2014.

Article was published on kiev.vgorode.ua

Author: Evgeniy Korovay

Translation by Julia B. Revision by Anni Jowett.

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We had a guest on our balcony – the winner of “Eurovision”, Alexander Rybak.

We were visited today by Alexander Rybak, the winner of “Eurovision – 2009”. Sasha is not a rare visitor in the capital of Ukraine, but we met for the first time. Vgorode took the opportunity to ask some questions. In particular we asked about Alexander’s favourite places in Kiev and about Maidan. The musician told us that he loves Kiev for the fact that, despite its status of metropolis, it is still a colourful and green city, it is not dusty like many other cities.

Continue reading Interview with Alexander Rybak about Kiev 18.06.2014.

Online-conference with Alexander at “E-motion.tochka.net”, Kiev, 18.06.2014.

Pictures by Oleg Batrak

Alexander Rybak and Frikar reunion in Ål 31.05.2014

Author: Torunn Akersveen Lied
Photo: Sigmund Krøvel-Velle
Published: Hallingdolen.no 31.5.14

Translated by TessaLa. Revised by Anni Jowett

Rybak and Frikar topped the show at Ål on Saturday

Alexander Rybak and Frikar were on stage together again for the first time in four years. It really took off.

ålREUNION: Alexander Rybak and Frikar were together on stage for the first time in four years during the “Folkemusikkveka” on Saturday. From left: Torkjell Lunde Børsheim, Sigbjørn  Rua and Hallgrim Hansegård (in the air).

Continue reading Alexander Rybak and Frikar reunion in Ål 31.05.2014

Alexander Rybak shoots new video music “Into A Fantasy” in Vestkapp 19.05.14

Video about the shooting of new music video. NRK.no, 20.05.2014

Uploaded by Venche M. English translation and subs by Tessa Lande. English revision by Katie Anderson.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwkuuo0EWTw

Alexander Rybak was never in any doubt about where he was going to shoot his new music video.

Article published on NRK.on on 19.05.14
Photo and author: Silje Bårstad

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Tessa Lande. Revision by Anni Jowett.

When Alexander Rybak was going to shoot his biggest music video so far for the single “Into A Fantasy”, he was never in any doubt about where. Namely at Vestkapp at Stad in Selje municipality.

– Everytime I am in this natural environment, I come up with something new and write new music,- says Rybak.

For example the Eurovision hit “Fairytale” was made when he visited Ålesund, and the song he won the “Kjempesjansen” with, was also written only a stones throw from Vestkapp.

– It’s a 100 percent beautiful nature here, with changing weather, soft beaches, deep valleys and exposed mountain tops. It’s something that awakens the versatility in me, says Rybak enthusiastically.

At the harsh Stadplatået there is for once no wind. The sky is blue and it is a clear view to Svinøy Lighthouse and south to Bremanger.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak shoots new video music “Into A Fantasy” in Vestkapp 19.05.14

Articles : Alexander Rybak – Two concerts with string students from Follo at Ås Culture House 27.04.14

Source: Paper issue of Østlandets Blad 28.04.2014

Author and photo: Daniel Gauslaa

Found by Jorunn Ekre, translated by TessaLa, revised by Katie Andersson

Picture on the front page of the newspaper.

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 Played with Rybak in Ås: On Sunday evening 150 culture school children from the Follo region were on stage in Ås Culture house with Alexander Rybak. Together they took the breath away from the audience during the two concerts.

RYBAK IS SO FUNNY

150 children and youth from Follo region on stage with Alexander Rybak Continue reading Articles : Alexander Rybak — Two concerts with string students from Follo at Ås Culture House 27.04.14

Videos: Interviews with Alexander Rybak after the Master-class in Minsk 17.04.2014


Master Class at the National University of Culture and Arts

Upload by Tessa Lande. English translation and subs by Sonya Luzina.

Alexander Rybak meets the Culture Minister of Belarus

Upload, English translation and subs by Julia B. English revision by Katie Anderson.

Continue reading Videos: Interviews with Alexander Rybak after the Master-class in Minsk 17.04.2014

Video: Alexander Rybak interviewed by TV4Nyheterna Göteborg, 7.04.2014

Upload by Ulli C. English translation by Ingegerd C. English revision by Anni J.
Subs by Julia B.