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Event: Choir seminar and a closing concert in Mo i Rana, Norway 2.- 4. February 2018

Alexander Rybak and Prima Music School – Future talents meet

The weekend 2. to 4. of February Prima Music School arrange a choir seminar and Alexander Rybak will take part as an instructor.

Featured image: Alexander and Violette Sørensen (Prima Music School) at one of his earlier seminars. 

Sunday 4. of February there will be a closing concerts. Alexander will bring his pianist, and he will have both his own concert part and perform with the choir. 

The concert is held in Gruben church at 15.00 and last for about 1,5 hour. Tickets can be bought at the entrance.
Tickets 200,-/50,-.

 

Event info on Alexander’s Facebook page

The organizer’s event info, you will find here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/404395106648495/

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

Alexander Rybak – Concert with children in Göteborg 06.04.204 – Report by Ebba Raab

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All the pictures are taken by Ebba Raab

This comes really late but here is my report of the concert in Göteborg. We arrived to Gothemburg about 1 hour late. Never count on SJ to be on time… I decided it was no idea to go to the hotel and instead I hurried to the info to get a map over the town, It was my time in Gothemburg not spent at the station. The girl at the info heard I was from Stockholm and asked what I was doing in Gothemburg. I told her about the concert, she had no clue who Alexander was, but told me to enjoy it. I got to the place I thought was the concert hall but wondered if I was right.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Concert with children in Göteborg 06.04.204 — Report by Ebba Raab

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

Article about upcoming concert of Alexander Rybak in Baku

Article was published on www.news.az,  15 April  2014

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Alexander Rybak to perform in Baku

The Norwegian singer and violinist, winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2009 Alexander Rybak on 15 May will present a new project at the Heydar Aliyev Centre.

The same day, he will give a concert together with students of the National Art Gymnasium.

In connection with the project, he will arrive in Baku three days ahead of the concert and hold seminars and training for the youths to share the stage with him. Rybak will perform with an orchestra consisting of the Gymnasium’s students.

The concert will consist of three parts. The first part will feature the orchestra, the second part a join performance and in the third part, Rybak will give a solo concert.

He will performs hits and other songs from his repertoire.

Article about the concerts of Alexander Rybak with children’s orchestra in Nittedal

Published in a paper issue of Varingen on 26.3.14.
Journalist: Liv Seiff
Found and translated by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.

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FIERY. Alexander delivered fiery and well, and pulled the young string players enthusiastically with him.

Frenetic strings and wild virtuous Goblin dance.

Twice they filled up the Bjarntesaula. Alexander Rybak and 140 young strings. A Fairytale.
– It was an incredible amount of people. This is almost the test of whether we need a cultural house or not, I thought beforehand. Rybak is coming, are the people from Nittedal interested? And they were,- said Torbjørn Olsen, the leader of the workgroup “Rybak”.

Continue reading Article about the concerts of Alexander Rybak with children’s orchestra in Nittedal

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

Article about upcoming performance of Alexander Rybak at Vestlandsfestivalen in Bergen

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. 

Continue reading Article about upcoming performance of Alexander Rybak at Vestlandsfestivalen in Bergen

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

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”

Article: Had a great time with Rybak and young strings in Ås. June 4th 2012

Article published in the paper issue of Østlandets Blad 4.6.12 Written by Yana Stubberudslien

Translated by Laila S Hansen and Tessa La

Photo: Alexander Rybak and the young string students from Follo delivered a great concert last Sunday

Great time with Rybak and young string players in Ås

The joy was great for both big and small when Alexander Rybak and 150 young string players from Follo delivered two great concerts in the cinema in Ås last night.

Ås: Around 800 people enjoyed themselves at the concert, and there were many proud parents, grandparents and other family members among them. “I have traveled a lot in Norway due to the string concerts, but I have rarely seen so much enthusiasm and so well interaction as here with you”, Alexander Rybak says. And added that he was very impressed by the level of the students. Continue reading Article: Had a great time with Rybak and young strings in Ås. June 4th 2012

Article: “Inspiring and thorough”. The workshop and concert at Halden May 6th 2012

Article published in paper-edition of Halden Arbeiderblad 7.5.2012.

Written by Steinar Øystad. Photos by Cathrine Gjerdingen Larsen

Found by Tessa La. Translation by Laila Solum Hansen. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Photo: The smiles and enthusiasm were never far away during the practicing

Inspiring and thorough

Before the concert at Brygga Kulturhus, there was a musical workshop by Alexander Rybak with the concert participants at Halden Cultural School.The workshop started Friday, and Rybak was so happy with the first impression that he sent more notes to the leader of the Cultural School, Kirsti Andersen during that night.

Prior to the workshop with Rybak that started on Saturday, the different groups had their own rehearsals where special parts of the songs were worked through. Under the direction of Maria Dahle from the Cultural School in Sarpsborg and Kirsti Andersen, the pupils went to the task with pleasure, and the different passages in the songs sounded better and better with each play.

The event of the year.
-“This is clearly the event of the year for the cultural school”, Andersen said. -“We are cooperating with the cultural schools in Sarpsborg, Moss and Fredrikstad, and we have 38 strings playing. In addition Rybak has his band there. The repertoire is in a higher level than the students meet daily, so this is a challenge for everyoneone, but this is the way to improve”.

Continue reading Article: “Inspiring and thorough”. The workshop and concert at Halden May 6th 2012

Alexander Rybak led a seminar in Prima Music School. Ranabladet, 31.10.2011

Seminar – Rybak led a seminar for children and youth

Article in “Ranabladet” 31.10.2011
Journalist: Niklas Øymo

Article found, scanned and translated by Tessa Lande

Irresistable genre cocktail

RANA: about 70 children and young people got to work with Alexander Rybak and ended with a bang.

Since Friday, children and young people from Helgeland, Sweden and Russia worked intensively to put together songs for a final concert on Sunday evening.
Promoter Prima Music School and Violetta Sørensen has worked continuously for 2 months to put it all together.
There have been some tough months until now. It’s a challenge to guide so many children and young people up to such an event. I want to thank parents and Helgeland Sparebank for all the help, Sørensen says.
She is impressed with the will to work of both the children and of Alexander Rybak, who was hired as leader of the seminar.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak led a seminar in Prima Music School. Ranabladet, 31.10.2011