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Rybak kicked off music fest at the gymnasium 12.11.2017

Alexander Rybak kicked off the music fest at the gymnasium

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

Pictures and videos from Alexander’s young string seminar and concert in Gomel, Belarus 2. and 3. March 2017

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

Rybak and students filled the “Bryggaren” in Västervik, Sweden – 11.02.2017

VASTERVIK:A lot of preparation culminated in a strong concert with 130 children and young people. The icing on the cake – and inspiration – was the world artist Alexander Rybak.

Continue reading Rybak and students filled the “Bryggaren” in Västervik, Sweden — 11.02.2017

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

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

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. 

Alexander Rybak at Østersjøfestivalen, Karlshamn, Sweden 16.07.2015

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 🙂

 

Brilliant concert with Alexander and youth orchestra in Sandnes, Norway.

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. 

“Bergrosa”

Continue reading Brilliant concert with Alexander and youth orchestra in Sandnes, Norway.

Alexander Rybak soloist at the Norwegian National Youth Orchestra’s New Year Concert 2015

nyttår3Friday 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

Orchestra seminar and concert with Atayurt Private Schools in Turkey

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

Alexander Rybak in Charity concert for Mercy Ships

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.

Article below

Published on the website of the Norwegian newspaper Dagen.no 20.11.2014 . Translation by Jorunn E.
http://www.dagen.no/Inspirasjon/sykehusskip/Merchy-Ships-samlet-over-1000-til-konsert-137522 

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.

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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.

For free 

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.

Old concept 

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.

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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 – orchestra seminar and concert at Rena, Norway

Alexander Rybak Rena

The students from both Porsgrunn and Hedmark show some of what they learnt from Rybak.

Got to perform with Alexander Rybak

Source: Porsgrunn Dagblad 24.9.14 Author: Andreas Bjerløv Karlsen. Photo: Thomas Westling. Found by Ulli C, translated by Jorunn Ekre, revision Anni Jowett.

Not everyone gets to perform with the one and only Alexander Rybak. But about 30 students from Porsgrunn string orchestra can brag about this now.  Continue reading Alexander Rybak — orchestra seminar and concert at Rena, Norway

Videos: Alexander Rybak played a concert with marching bands

Alexander had a 3-day seminar with children’s marching bands from Ski, Drøbak/Frogn and Nordby, which finished with a smashing concert on November 3rd in Rådhusteater, Ski (Norway).

Here are videos from this concert, made by the Facebookies for you 🙂 Videos are listed in the performed order:

Europe’s skies

recording by Ellen NL

Funny little world

recording by Ellen NL

Dagdrøm

Alexander Rybak – violin, Stefan Zlatanos – piano

recording by Jorunn E.

Continue reading Videos: Alexander Rybak played a concert with marching bands

Videos: Alexander Rybak played a concert with young musicians in Vesterålen

On September 29, 2013, Alexander Rybak and children from Lofoten and Vesterålen orchestra played a concert, which concluded the 3-day seminar that Alexander had provided to the young musicians. Both seminar and final concert were held at Øksneshallen (Myre, Vesterålen, North Norway). 450 people came to see the final concert on Sunday. A brave facebookie Sara Anja was among the audience and made the recordings for us! Thanks a lot, Sara!

The videos are listed in the order of performance:

Europe skies

Alexander Rybak and children from LVO

Continue reading Videos: Alexander Rybak played a concert with young musicians in Vesterålen

Videos: Alexander Rybak’s concert in Skellefteå, Sweden, 17.02.2013.

Thanks to “Skellefteå Kulturskola  YouTube-channel for the videos

Europe’s Skies

Continue reading Videos: Alexander Rybak’s concert in Skellefteå, Sweden, 17.02.2013.

Concert with Bærum Young Strings & Vivaldi-Orchestra – 14.04.2012

Alexander had an exciting show with  Bærum Young Strings and Vivaldi-Orchestra lead by Igor Rybak, at  Bærum Culturehouse. Thanks to Venche M. and Tessa L.for recording whole concert.

Overture –  1st part

Overture – 2nd part

Europe Skies

Førsta Kyss 

Continue reading Concert with Bærum Young Strings & Vivaldi-Orchestra — 14.04.2012

2 Articles and videos from Vestfossen. March 16th and March 21st 2012

1. Article from the paper-issue of Eikerbladet march 16th 2012. Found and translated by Vigdis Nor.

 

Vestfossen Culture-school-concert. March 20th- 21st 2012

Count-down to the arrival of Alexander Rybak

While the main guest himself is in Nepal, the young musicians in Eiker are preparing for a big event. Wednesday there will be concert with Alexander Rybak.
There are many forces at work in both Vestfossen girl- and boys corps and Eiker String Orchestra. Since new-year, the focus has been on a joint concert with Alexander Rybak. 65 children have practiced and rehearsed on tunes as Fairytale, Europe´s skies and Funny little world.Alexander is currently in Nepal. But this coming tuesday he will come to Vestfossen. Then, there will first be some practice with all the young musicians before there will be a small school concert.
Wednesday there will be a big concert in Vestfossen Flerbrukshall. The ticket sale is already going on.
– “We have worked hard to prepare for this. It will be very big to get him to come and play with the kids. They look very much forward to it and are very excited”, says manager of Eiker String Orchestra, Ann Elin Halbjørhus.
 

Interview and rehearsal in Vestfossen’s school, NRK channel, 20.03.2012.

Upload by Ulli Cologne. English translation and subs by Tessa Lande.

Continue reading 2 Articles and videos from Vestfossen. March 16th and March 21st 2012

Concert of Alexander Rybak and School Orchestra. Fjord Cadenza, Ålesund. 10.08.2011

Alexander made a premiere of his new music project with School Orchestra and his old band this Wednesday, August 10, 2010 in Ålesund, Fjord Cadenza. It appeared a great mix of classic, jazz and pop music! Many thanks to our dear facebookie Sabine Fundel for making the recording of all songs! 🙂

Europe skies

Resan till dig

Continue reading Concert of Alexander Rybak and School Orchestra. Fjord Cadenza, Ålesund. 10.08.2011

The Nordic Chamber Orchestra concert, Sweden. Oct.8th 2010

TRANSLATORS NOTE: DUE TO LAZINESS AND FATIGUE, I DID NOT TRANSLATE ALL OF THE SWEDISH TEXTS.

I TRIED TO TRANSLATE THE MOST IMPORTANT PARTS.I APOLOGIZE!

Marianne Mata Hari Saietz

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1) ” Anniversary- Concert of the highest quality” – Published Oct.9th 2010 on Dagbladet.se

Link to the original article:

http://dagbladet.se/kulturnoje/scen/1.2398717-jubileumskonsert-av-hogsta-kvalitet

Picture-text: The Fiddle-hobbit. The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, gave body and soul to the expression ” Joy of playing”, when he performed with the Nordic Chamber Orchestra. Foto: Therése Ny Continue reading The Nordic Chamber Orchestra concert, Sweden. Oct.8th 2010