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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

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

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. 

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

Alexander Rybak – Rehearsal for the concert with Musica Sinfonietta

Concert with Rybak in Asker today

Text to the picture: Today Musica Sinfonietta are having a concert in Asker culture house. Soloist is Alexander Rybak himself. (Photo: Nina Abrahamsen)

Today Musica Sinfonietta is having a concert in Asker culture house. The soloist is none other than Alexander Rybak himself. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Rehearsal for the concert with Musica Sinfonietta

“Midtvinterdansen” and orchestra seminar Verdalen 07.02.2015

Two articles about the orchestra seminar and concert at “Midtvinterdans” in Verdalen.

ALEXANDER INSPIRED

Underline to featured picture: FAIRYTALE: Alexander Rybak was the main attraction at the  concert of “Midtvinterdans” on Saturday night. The experienced charmer enjoyed himself together with children and teenagers, and the audience got a tremendous version of his “Fairytale”. 

Published in paper issue of Trønderavisa 09.02.2015.                                    Author and photo: Tommy Leonhardsen                                                                Found and translate by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Anny Jowett.

Alexander Rybak was the main attraction at the annual Midwinter Dance in Verdal.
Almost 280 children and teenagers got to perform together with their idol on his popular Fairytale in a sold out venue in Verdal.  Continue reading “Midtvinterdansen” and orchestra seminar Verdalen 07.02.2015

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 – 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

Workshop in the MusikRum Festival, Vesteräs 22.05.14

Photo: Erik Mårtensson/Scanpix
Author: Åsa Johansson
Published: vlt.no 22.05.14
Translation by: Tessa Lande. Revised by: Anni Jowett

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A Eurovision celebrity in Västerås. Alexander Rybak is known for his enthusiastic fiddling, but also for his teaching interest.

This weekend, 2,000 children and young people are going to play, dance and sing together in Vesterås.

A certain fiddler Alexander Rybak is a sticky draw, says Karin Heintz, the project manager for this year’s Musikrumfestival in Västerås.

Continue reading Workshop in the MusikRum Festival, Vesteräs 22.05.14

Article about Alexander Rybak’s participation in Vestlandsfestivalen in Bergen, Fanaposten 11.02.14

Published in the paper issue of “Fanaposten” on 11.02.14

Author and photographer: Kent Roar Nybø.

Found and translated by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Signs autographs: Alexander gave many autographs to the young musicians this weekend.

Adventurous reunion with Rybak

NESTTUN: Next week Alexander Rybak is playing in New York and visits the Senkveld boys in Sochi. The reunion with Nesttun strings in Bergen is just as big.

– Can we get your autograph? 
– Can you sign on my arm? 
– Our teacher also wants an autograph! 

Alexander Rybak captivated the members of Nesttun Young Strings this the weekend – as he did when he played a concert with them in October 2012. Continue reading Article about Alexander Rybak’s participation in Vestlandsfestivalen in Bergen, Fanaposten 11.02.14

Alexander Rybak played 2 concerts with the Young String orchestra SOFORK

 

It was a special experience to play together with Alexander Rybak during the weekend, first at a concert in Førde on Saturday, then at Trivselshagen on Sunday. Alexander Rybak charmed the audience. “I hope to return,”- he said.

Great to be able to play with Rybak

“It was great being able to play together with Alexander Rybak. He is very capable.” says Gunhild Nesgård (11). Together with young strings from the county she joined the New Year concert of Sogn and Fjordane Symphony Orchestra this weekend where the famous Eurovision winner was soloist. Continue reading Alexander Rybak played 2 concerts with the Young String orchestra SOFORK

Concert with the youth-orchestras in Ski, Norway, 03.11.2013.

The article was published in  paper issue of Østlandets Blad 5.11.13

Author & Photographer: Odd Inge Rand 

Provided by Venche M. Translation by Jorunn Ekre. Revision by Anni Jowett 

 Got to join the band: Alexander Rybak called his performance at Rådhusteatret on Sunday his audition to “join the band”, in other words the marching bands from Nordby, Ski and Drøbak/Frogn. He passed it with flying colours.

Alexander Rybak bestowed glory to the marching band society in Follo.

Well done from Nordby, Ski and Drøbak/Frogn. The celebrity concert has been a tradition for a long time and the 2013 edition will go down in history as one of the very best. The members of the school marching bands from Nordby, Ski and Drøbak/Frogn can pat themselves on the back after a well-executed  event at Rådhusteatret during the weekend. They entertained a sold out venue for two hours with marching band music at the highest level. The celebrity concert 2013 is the result of persistent work by the marching bands.

Continue reading Concert with the youth-orchestras in Ski, Norway, 03.11.2013.

Alexander Rybak at the Prima Music School Seminar

A FAIRYTALE SEMINAR

Rana: This weekend the Prima Music School organized a seminar for their students with Alexander Rybak as an instructor, which the students enjoyed very much.

Text to photo: Driving force: Violetta Sørensen is the main person behind getting Alexander Rybak to visit the Prima Music School for the second time in three years.

Source: Paper issue -Rana Blad 29.10.13
Author and Photo: Tom Storvik
Translated by Tessa Lande. Revised by Katie Anderson.

More pictures from the seminar and concert HERE

Violetta Sørensen is the driving force behind the Prima Music School, and the one that managed to get Alexander Rybak as the guest instructor for the second time in three years. Continue reading Alexander Rybak at the Prima Music School Seminar

Rybak prepares big concert at Øksneshallen

Article published at www.vol.no on 28.09.2013

Author: Knut Ivar Aarstein

Found by Krystyna Khalidi. Translated by Jorunn Ekre. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Alexander Rybak instructs local musicians at Øksneshallen. On Sunday you can hear the result.

Rybak prepares a big concert.

They have rehearsed a lot at Øksneshallen on Friday and Saturday.

The violinist and promoter Ingmar Wåhlberg is very satisfied with the effort of the many people who have been at the rehearsals this weekend.

– We`re ca 100 people at the most, and today Saturday we`ve been working from 10 am till 5 pm. I`m convinced we`re very well prepared for tomorrow`s concert,- he says to VOL.

Continue reading Rybak prepares big concert at Øksneshallen

Article about Alexander Rybak’s concert in Skellefteå. Swedish magazine “Rumba”

 

Fairytale in Skellefteå

Short internet-version of the article: Link to the original article here (no longer available) Author: Bertil Håkansson Translation by Ebba Raab

The guy with the fiddle, Alexander Rybak, had his big breakthrough in 2009 when he won Eurovision Song Contest with the song ”Fairytale”. Recently he had two concerts in Skellefteå backed up by 250 string-students.

Continue reading Article about Alexander Rybak’s concert in Skellefteå. Swedish magazine “Rumba”

More fun to be a musician than a celebrity – Rana Blad 29.10.2011

Text to featured picture: Tomorrow Alexander Rybak plays concert with 70 young musicians in the Kongresshall. He is very happy with that.

It is not a project, but a dream coming true when Alexander Rybak, this weekend, leads 70 musicians forward to a concert.

Source: www.ranablad.no . Text and photo by Hedda Hiller Elvestad. 
Found by Marit Olavsdatter. Translation by Marianne Saietz. Norwegian/English revision by TessaLa.

– This  is exactly what I have been dreaming about. To be allowed to  travel around and inspire young talents, says Alexander Rybak and lets his fingers slide over the piano at Prima Music school. Continue reading More fun to be a musician than a celebrity — Rana Blad 29.10.2011