Alexander Rybak is one of the soloists in the concert/musical “The Sound of Movies”
Place: Buen Cultur House in Mandal, Norway
Date: 13th October 2018
Time: 19.30 to 22.00 incl. a break
Tickets: NOK 395,- Book HERE
Place: Buen Cultur House in Mandal, Norway
Date: 13th October 2018
Time: 19.30 to 22.00 incl. a break
Tickets: NOK 395,- Book HERE
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
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
Clara Henry and Alexander Rybak played the characters “Nora” and “William” In Melodifestivalen’s “SMAK” (taste), which is a parody of the Norwegian popular youth TV-series “SKAM” (Shame). “SKAM” has become very popular also outside Norway, and has been broadcast both on Swedish and Danish TV. Continue reading Alexander in the Swedish parody of SKAM in Melodifestivalen 2017
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.
– 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
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
Header photo made by: Dorly Jackson Wolff
Today we have the letter E, and wish to highlight the fantastic tributes Alexander has made to other Eurovision contestants with his own Eurovision Medley. Performed across Europe on many occasions to celebrate the contest and it’s diversity in music. Here we have the performance of Alexander’s Eurovision Medley at the MGP Final in 2012, where he gave a special tribute to Stella Mwangi who had just lost her father, and made all the audience to raise up and dance and sing along.
6 декабря – Евровидийное Попурри. Сегодня у нас в календаре буква “Е”, и мы хотим вспомнить фантастическую композицию “Eurovision Medley”, с которой Александр выступал с в честь других участников Евровидения. Эта композиция исполнялась на ряде мероприятий как прославление конкурса песни и разнообразия музыки на нём. Мы выбрали выступление Александра на финале национального норвежского отбора на Евровидение в 2012, устроенное в честь Стеллы Мванги, которая незадолго до этого потеряла отца, и это выступление заставило всю публику встать со своих мест, и начать танцевать и подпевать.
Hoy tenemos la letra E, y deseamos destacar los fantásticos homenajes que Alexander ha hecho a otros concursantes de Eurovisión con su propio Medley. Lo interpretó a través de Europa en varias ocasiones para celebrar el concurso y su diversidad en la música. Aquí tenemos la actuación de Alexander con un Medley de Eurovisión en la final de MGP en 2012, donde rindió un especial tributo a Stella Mwangi, quien acababa de perder a su padre. Alexander hizo levantarse a toda la audiencia y consiguió que cantasen y bailasen con él.
Heute haben wir den Buchstaben “E”, und möchten die fantastische Homage, die Alexander anderen Eurovisions-Teilnehmern mit seinem eigenen Eurovision Medley gemacht hat in den Blick bringen. Aufgeführt quer durch Europa zu vielen Gelegenheiten den Contest und seine musikalische Vielfalt zu feiern. Hier haben wir den Auftritt von Alexanders Eurovision Medley beim MGP Finale 2012 in Norwegen, wo er besonders Stella Mwangi besonders ehrte, die gerade ihren Vater verloren hatte. Er brachte das ganze Publikum dazu aufzustehen und zu tanzen und mitzusingen.
What other songs has Alexander composed, performed or taken part in starting with an “E”? If you remember anyone, please tell in a comment below or under our post on Facebook. Links to videos are highly appreciated too 🙂
Если вы знаете какие-то другие песни, начинающиеся на букву “E”, которые Александр написал или когда-либо исполнил, то, пожалуйста, напишите в комментариях ниже или под нашим постом на Facebook. Ссылки на видео очень приветствуются. 🙂
Welche anderen Lieder die mit “E” beginnen hat Alexander komponiert, gespielt oder in ihnen mitgewirkt? Wenn Sie sich an ein Lied erinnern, bitte schreiben Sie einen Kommentar unten auf dieser Seite oder unter unserem Beitrag auf Facebook. Links zu Videos sind auch willkommen! 🙂
¿Qué otras canciones que comiencen con “E” ha compuesto, cantado o colaborado Alexander?
Si recuerdas alguna, comenta en la parte inferior o debajo de la publicación en nuestra página de Facebook. Si quieres compartirnos el link de la canción, es más que bienvenida.
Jeśli pamiętacie jakieś inne utwory zaczynające się na literę “E”, które Alexander skomponował, wykonywał lub brał w nich udział, prosimy piszcie o tym w komentarzach poniżej lub pod naszym postem na Facebooku. Linki do filmików są także mile widziane.
Alexander was one of the many celebrities who were pranked in the Norwegian talk show “Tusvik & Tønne” on TV2 tonight.
“Tussvik & Tønne” is a talk show with two crazy ladies who demand the guest be the host while they come up with some crazy ideas. Jan Thomas, the Norwegian stylist who did a makeover on Alexander in 2011, was the guest tonight. And those crazy ladies took his phone and sent a text to all the people in his contact list. Alexander was one of them, and he was the second one to reply 🙂
Hi dear friend! You know, I can’t keep quiet any longer! what on earth are you wearing these days? Hope you see that yourself. You need a makeover, I’ll book you for a consultation next week, what time is best for you?
He,he, brave:) I like my style, but notice I have worn the same for quite some time now. I am mostly behind the camera now, so there is no hurry. How much do you charge for your time?
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
“We know him as a fiddling great charmer with a musicality out of the ordinary and charisma that belongs to Wonderland.”
Alexander was a guest in the summer show “Have a nice summer Norway” on TV2 on 17 July 2015, in which he talked about his book “Trolle and the magic fiddle,” which will be launched in late September this year.
Interview with Alexander Rybak, Dennis Storhøi and Anneli Sollie on NRK Østfold after the premiere of the Soot-Play in the Canal Amphitheater in Ørje, Saturday 27th of June 2015.
Found by Ulli C, and uploaded to YouTube by May E. Nipen. Original photos by Niels Peeters.
Alexander was a guest in the Norwegian radio show “Jacobsen” on NRK P1+, where he talked about his upcoming audiobook “Trolle og den magiske fela” which will be on the market about September this year. In this interview we can hear a little piece from the book, read by the narrator, Dennis Storhøi.
Alexander was a guest in the Norwegian summer TV-show “Sommer i Dyreparken” (Summer in the Zoo) on TV2, where he performed his new song “Blant Fjell” about the troll “Trolle” from his upcoming children’s book and album “Trolle og den magiske fela”. The book and the album will be released in September this year. Continue reading Alexander Rybak in “Sommer i Dyreparken” TV2 20.06.15
Alexander in an interview on TV2 (Norwegian TV) about his upcoming Norwegian audiobook “Trolle og den magiske fela” and the feeling about being left out in his childhood.
Uploaded to YouTube, translationa nd subs by TessaLA, Revision by Katie Anderson
Alexander was a guest in the Norwegian morning show “Nitimen” on NRK P1 13th of June 2015, where he promoted his new song and his upcoming book “Trolle and the magic fiddle”.
Funny and interesting interview, where he also explains why you should be always be careful about tying your shoes at a bar 🙂
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.
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 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).
If you have Spotify, you can listen to the song here:
Alexander took part in the Norwegian TV-show “The Hit” on October 10th 2014, where famous artists compete with songs written by amateurs. If you want to read more about the concept of the show, you can find it here. Alexander chose a wonderful song “What I Long For” written by Elisabet Mjanger. Unfortunately, Alexander didn’t win the duel, but he did his best and made a great performance which we can enjoy now! 🙂
The song is also available on:
This is what I long for more in life, that’s what you bring.
Passion, full compassion. You’re the one who takes me in.
I’m jumping around. Diving in. Coming around.
Photo: Stig Karlsen, NRK – From the rehearsal for The Hit on NRK
Friday 10th of October Alexander Rybak will be one of the two artist who perform in the songwriter competition The Hit on NRK. Five songs are so far ready for the Grand Final the 24th of October, and tomorrow Alexander Rybak and Trine Rein will perform the songs they have chosen among their six alternatives.
If you want to read more about the concept and see the list of songwriters and artists, you find it all here.
The five song that are already in the final, you can listen to here
Alexander chose two songs already in early June, and tomorrow he will be reveal which one of them he has decided to release as his new song.
You can listen to the 6 songs he could chose between here.
Article about the concert in Fagernes was published on www.oa.no 23.06.2014.
Author and photographer: Ingvar Skattebu
Translation by Tessa Lande. Revision by Anni Jowett
Popular: Alexander Rybak is popular in Valdres. 400-500 came to listen and watch him at Briskeby on Saturday noon.
The people in Valdres love Alexander Rybak. And the feelings are mutual.
– I’ve been here on Valdres Sommersymfoni since I was … well … 12 years, maybe? Says Alexander Rybak, who gathered a large audience for an outdoor concert in the centre of Fagernes.
Even in a hectic program, he found time for this concert at Fagernes. Rybak flew in from Ukraine the day before, played in Oslo, then Fagernes, and went straight from Fagernes to Moscow as the next destination.
Article from Filmmagasinet, issue 5/2014
Written by: the “Newroom”. Photo: Fox
Translation by Jorunn E. English Revision by Anni Jowett.
Alexander Rybak likes “Taken” and “Fatso” and dreams of a blockbuster movie about Ole Bull with himself in the main role. Now he is of current movie interest as the Norwegian voice of Hikken in “How to Train Your Dragon – 2”. We fired off some questions about dragons and other stuff.
– Hi Alexander! What do you think of Hikken? Tell us a bit about the similarities and differences between you and him.
– We both enjoy overdoing facial expressions and both have cow eyes. But Hikken stutters a lot more because he is spontaneous. I think through every word I say. And that`s both an advantage and a disadvantage when you`re dubbing a movie, I often have to put on a different hat and step into the role a 100 %.
Alexander Rybak’s new song “Into a Fantasy” will be one of the soundtracks in DreamWorks animation movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2”. The song will be played during the end credits in several of the European versions of the movie.
You can already pre-order the CD with the soundtracks of the movie, and “Into a Fantasy ” is included in the versions you can order from Platekompaniet and the following Amazon Internet stores:
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.
Author: Torunn Akersveen Lied
Photo: Sigmund Krøvel-Velle
Published: Hallingdolen.no 31.5.14
Translated by TessaLa. Revised by Anni Jowett
Alexander Rybak and Frikar were on stage together again for the first time in four years. It really took off.
Article was published on www.smp.no 20.05 2014
Author: Marius Rosbach. Photograph: Kristian Skeide
Translation by Tessa Lande. Revision by Anni Jowett.
Alexander Rybak in the middle of local musicians at Stadt
Local young musicians were invited on Friday noon to be extras in Alexander Rybak’s latest music video, which is now being filmed at Vestkapp.
There are nine young string players from Herøy and three from Ørsta. All are students at Herøy kulturskule.
Alexander Rybak playing “Sæterjentens søndag” by Ole Bull together with Jakob Fingstad, violin, Matias Jentoft, viola, and Magnus Aarskang Rud, cello. All students from Barratt Due Music Institute.
In front of the Royal Palace, Oslo.
May 17th 2010 – Norwegian Constitution Day
Recording by May Elisabeth Nipen
Article was published in paper issue of “Vikebladet” 06.05.2014
Author: Ingvild Aursøy Måseide
Translation by Tessa Lande. Revision by Katie Anderson
Fireworks: Alexander Rybak was like a firework on the stage when he performed his two major hits “Roll With The Wind” and “Fairytale”. It was obvious that this was what the crowd had been waiting for. The people sang along in full voices and gave the artist A standing ovation. Although he was skilled with both Swedish folk songs and classical violin play, it looked like he enjoyed himself most when he performed these songs.
I couldn’t have started the tour for this concept at a better place, said Alexander Rybak after a well done concert Saturday night.
The young man who won Eurovision 5 years ago showed up with the big smile we remember him with.
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.
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.
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
Alexander talks about his perfect pitch
Upload, English translation and subs by Tessa Lande. English revision by Katie Anderson. Russian translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. Vietnamese translation by Bội-Dung Trần.
The article published in TV2.no on 15.03.2014
Author Tore Waskaas.
English translation by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.
Alexander Rybak talks about why he signed up for “Idol.
Alexander Rybak (27) took part in “Idol” in 2005 and in “Hver gang vi møtes” he explains why he joined the TV2 talent contest, where among others Anneli Drecker was a judge. Continue reading Alexander Rybak in HGVM talks about his perfect pitch, his participation in Idol and Fairytale
Today it’s been exactly 5 years since our favourite fiddler won Melodi Grand Prix, the Norwegian selection for ESC.
We celebrate the day with a look back on the night it happened.
Tonight our favourite Fiddler celebrates with a spectacular concert that is concluding a seminar in New York together with the children of the Trinity School.
Alexander promotes his concert with young strings in Bergen
Translation and subs by Tessa Lande
Article from www.fanaposten.no published on 07.02.2014
Author: Kent Roar Nybø
Translation by Jorunn Ekre. English revision by Anni Jowett
Alexander Rybak is a guest artist at the Vestlandsfestivalen. This weekend he will meet Nesttun Young Strings again who he performed with in October 2012.
Today, 7th February, exactly 5 years ago, the first public performance of Fairytale was shown on Norwegian TV. The occasion was the semi-final of the Norwegian ESC selection, Melodi Grand Prix.
We celebrate the 5 years with 7 different performances of Fairytale from around the world. They are not selected because they are the best, but because they are in different settings.
Since the Olympic Games in Sochi starts today, we wish everybody good luck with the games.
February 7th 2009, at the Melodi Grand Prix semifinal in Skien, Norway.
Alexander captured many hearts this night.
Article was published in paper issue of “Tønsberg Blad” 19.12.2013.
Translation by Jorunn Ekre. Revision by Anni Jowett
It was the violin virtuoso Alexander Rybak who got the biggest hold on the audience`s heart during the Christmas concert at Tønsberg cathedral last night.
The applause was never ending after his Norwegian/Belorussian Version of “ Vi Tenner Våre Lykter”. The 27 year old winner of the Eurovision Song Contest will soon top our national hero Arve Tellefsen.
– Christmas has been called a magnifying glass. The joy gets bigger but so does the sorrow, said Rune Larsen when he created the Christmas mood for a sold out Trinity Church.
Article from the paper issue of Vestlandsnytt.
Published on 03.12.13
Found by Ulli C. Translated by Jorunn E. English revising by Anni J.
Humorous Christmas medley a capella in an intense tempo, solo performances and beautiful singing. And Rudolf`s nose is still red. It`s easy to see that the bunch is having a great time.
The Christmas concert “Silent Night Holy Night” with the Norwegian top artists Elisabeth Andreassen, Marian Aas Hansen, Tor Endresen, Rune Larsen and recently also improved with Alexander Rybak, also gathered a sold out church in Herøy and created a nice Christmas mood for a stressed out pre-Christmas mind.