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Alexander Rybak at the “Victoriadagen” concert 14.07.2018

Alexander Rybak performed at the “Victoriadagen” concert.

“Victoriadagen” (The Victoria Day)  is a tribute to Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday. The celebrations usually take place on the island of Öland, where the Swedish Royal family spends their summer holiday. This year Alexander was one of the artists who performed at the concert for the Crown Princess. 

Here is a playlist of Alexander’s performances, “Fattig Bonddräng” together with Kalle Moreaus, “Jealous” and “Song From a Secret Garden”. 

Alexander also gave a short interview to the “Victoriadagen” Magazine.

How does it feel to perform in Sweden again and this time even for the Swedish Royal Family?

-What I like the most in life is to travel and play together with other people. And finally get to play at Øland (Sweden) for the Crown Princess together with great Swedish artists, is in fact a dream that came true. 

-Some Swedes may remember me from the TV-show “Let’s Dance”, but most of my career has not been about dance but about violin play. I am still practising 3-4 hours per day to develop my talent.

What other career plans do you have in addition to perform at the “Victoriadagen”?

-In Norway it is soon the premier of my own musical, which is based on my children’s book “Trolle”. I like to work with children and have had the pleasure to take part in several music seminars in Sweden, where I have tried to inspire children and show them new ways of playing and experience music genres.

Tell us about your new song.

-My latest song I have called “Mamma” (Mom), because it is written for my Mom, but I’m not sure if that is the right song for the Crown Princess’s birthday. I will perform something special for both the Crown Princess and the audience in Borgholm. 

 

Alexander in the Swedish parody of SKAM in Melodifestivalen 2017

Alexander as the character “William” in a Swedish parody of “SKAM”.

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

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 Tonica Orchestra in Helsingborg 17.04.2016

Alexander was invited to perform at Tonicaorkestern’s (Tonica Orchestra) 60s anniversary celebration concert.

One of the many highlights of the amazing concert was the duet between Alexander and the conductor Bo-Göte Nygren playing
“Czardas” of Vittorio Monti and “Viva la Vida“.  Thanks to  Anastasia Silakova for these great videos 🙂

Pictures and greetings in both Swedish and English from Tonicaorkestern 🙂

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 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.

Video: Alexander Rybak’s interview before the concert in Västerås, Sweden, 23.05.2014.

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

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

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.

 

 

Alexander Rybak in Swedish show “Så ska det låta” 09.02.2014.

Alexander Rybak captured our hearts again with a wonderful appearance in the Swedish music game show “Så ska det låta”, 09.02.2014. This time together with Pernilla Wahlgren.

Video with full show

Playlist of the songs Alexander took part in 

SIngle videos of the songs he performed:

Recordings by Tessa L., Julia B., Ulli C. and May E. N.

“OB-LA-DI, OB-LA-DA”

Continue reading Alexander Rybak in Swedish show “Så ska det låta” 09.02.2014.

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.

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 in the paper issue of Norran 18.02.13. “Learned a lot from Rybak”

Text by Yvonne Rönngren. Photo by Ulf Johansson

Translation by Ingegerd Claesson

“Learned a lot from Rybak”

Skellefteå. It was just like a fairytale for the string students at Skellefteå music school. A whole weekend with the charming and skilled violinist Alexander Rybak. “He has taught us a lot”, says Linnea Lindström.

Elsa Lundell from Bergsbyn has only played for around half a year. But she has dreamt about playing the violin since she was three.
So it’s really a dream being fulfilled

Continue reading Article in the paper issue of Norran 18.02.13. “Learned a lot from Rybak”

Article and video about Alexander Rybak’s concert in Skellefteå, Sweden.

Short  video-reportage from the concert

Recording and subs by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Hilde M. 

Alexander Rybak: “Now it will be a real bloody orchestra”

Written by Patrik Samuelsson 

Published on svt.se  18.02.2013.

Translation by Tessa Lande

Inspires young talent. The Eurovision winner was in the Melodifestival city this weekend.

The music school in Skellefteå turns 50 and has invited Alexander Rybak.

Continue reading Article and video about Alexander Rybak’s concert in Skellefteå, Sweden.

Article about Alexander Rybak’s concert in Skellefteå, Sweden

Written by Johannes Hogberg. Photo by  Ulf Johansson

Published in the paper issue of “Norran”. 16.02.2013.

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translated by Ingegerd Claesson.  

Revision by Anni Jowett

A Eurovision winner and his string project.

SKELLEFTÅ: At the same time the Swedish artists had their general rehearsal of Melodifestivalen was the Norwegian Eurovision winner in Skellefteå. But this time  Alexander Rybak isn’t here for the rose coloured party. He has his own project.

In 2009 he won ESC in Moscow with the song ”Fairytale”.It had a big impact in Norway. But that he became a mega celebrity in the whole of Europe wasn’t the most important thing. It doesn’t care very much about it.

– In Norway there were 60 percent more who started to play the violin after I had won. What gives me most here(he points at his heart) isn’t what happens in the big concert halls, but what happens locally, says Rybak.

Continue reading Article about Alexander Rybak’s concert in Skellefteå, Sweden

Alexander Rybak talks about Melodifestivalen to Norran.se

Written by Yvonne Rönngren. Photo by  Ulf Johansson

Source: Norran.se.  Published 17.02.2013.

Translation by Ingegerd Claesson

Alexander Ryback vid söndagens konsert med musikskoleelever. (Foto: Ulf Johansson).

Rybak says this about Melodifestivalen

Held two concerts in Anderstorp hall.

260 students took part in the concerts, they came from the music school in Skellefteå, Umeå and Lycksele.

Those who watched Melodifestivalen know that Alexander  was also there, as a guest.Earlier there had been rumours that he would take part in some kind of interval act. He sounds a bit surpised when Norran asks about this.

-The Swedes are so good at making new music. They don’t need to recycle.

On the other hand he says he would like to make the interval act at Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö.

– I would like to do a performance with students, just like we have done now in Skellefteå, he says.

Alexander Rybak says his manager is very excited about this, and is thinking about contacting SVT.

So with other words: If a former Eurovision winner will do interval act it has to be better  than in a Swedish semi final.

Exclusive Alexander Rybak’s interview for Poplight

 Alexander Rybak: “The hardest thing in life is to make something simple”

Source: Poplight. Published  2013-02-15

Written by  Jesper Lindqvist. Pictures by Roger Larsson

Translation by Tessa Lande. Revision by Ingegerd Claesson & Anni Jowett

He came from nowhere in 2009 and took Europe by storm when his super hit “Fairytale” won the Eurovision Song Contest. Now, Alexander Rybak, tells in an exclusive interview for Poplight, his opinion of what is good music and about his plans for the future. – My dream for the future is to settle down and just write songs, Alexander Rybak says.

Alexander Rybak is currently in Skellefteå for the weekend to give two concerts together with string students from music schools in Skellefteå, Umeå and Lycksele. The music school in Skellefteå has arranged this in connection with its 50 years anniversary.
Poplight met the Norwegian violinist, and artist, after a practicing session with the students.

Continue reading Exclusive Alexander Rybak’s interview for Poplight

Article+Video: Review of the Concert in Partille. Oct.18th 2012

Article published on www.partille.se  19.10. 2012

Text and photo: Maria Dahl and Louise Bång. Link to original article here

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Ingegerd Claesson. English revision by Katie Anderson

Rybak and music students gave an impressive concert

After a two day workshop with Alexander Rybak, the culture schools from Alingsås, Lerum and Partille gave a very highly acclaimed concert with this musical hero on Thursday, October 18th

Family, friends and Rybak fans

The main stage at Kulturum (a culture center) was filled with 70 dedicated and talented youths and the audience filled the hall to capacity. There were parents, grandparents, siblings and music-lovers in general, and even Rybak fans from out of town.

Continue reading Article+Video: Review of the Concert in Partille. Oct.18th 2012

Video + Article: Review of Alexander Rybak’s concert in Mora, Sweden. Aug. 4th 2012

The article was published in the paper-issue of Mora Tidning 4.8.2012.

Text and photos by Selma Wolofsky

Found by Ulli Cologne. English translation by Ingegerd Claesson and Mary-Ann-Hansson. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn

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2 Concert-videos, published by MoraLokalTV are added to the posting after the article!

 

Violins everywhere in the concert finale

Vattnäs : The last event of the summer took place in Vattnäs concert barn during the weekend when Alexander Rybak performed with around twenty youngsters. This fall there will be new projects in the barn. On Saturday youngsters from among other places: Sollerön, Älvdalen and Oslo, who are on the way to become professional musicians, performed with Alexander Rybak in Vattnäs concert barn.

Continue reading Video + Article: Review of Alexander Rybak’s concert in Mora, Sweden. Aug. 4th 2012

Article about Alexander Rybak’s performance in Karlshamn, Sweden, 24.07.2012.

Article published on www.bltsydostran.se 25.07.2012.

Written by Jens Olander. Pictures by Lena Ehring

Link to the original article here 

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Ingegerd Claesson and Tessa Lande

Attendance record at Rosegården

Rybak was back.

And the violin virtuoso made a new success for the attendance record at Rosegården.

The Eurovision Song Contest winner Alexander Rybak took the city theater by storm earlier this spring. Roughly half a year later he was back with a new triumphal in Karlshamn.

About 2-3 thousand spectators were present at the sing-along at Rosegårdenn – far more than “Lill-Babs” [famous Swedish singer] attendance record last year.

– Wow! Hey! Rybak said at first sight of the crowed.

Continue reading Article about Alexander Rybak’s performance in Karlshamn, Sweden, 24.07.2012.

Video: Alexander Rybak tells why he left stage on the Norwegian embassy in Baku the 17th of May

Found by Tessa La., Uploaded by Alev Can. English translation by Tessa La. Russian translation and subs by Sonya L. Slovak translation by Danka Čolláková. German translation by Simone Schmidt/Ulli Cologne. Romanian translation by Laura Ser. Croatian translation by Karolina Pavlov.

Alexander Rybak in “Så ska det låta”. 04.03.2012

Alexander and Elisabeth Andreassen in the Swedish TV-show “Så Skal Det Låta”.  Video with the full show and a YT-playlist of Alexander’s performances.

Playlist of all songs where Alex was involved: singing, playing violin and piano

All video recording by Venche M. Playlist by Tessa La.

Upload by Venche M. English translation by Ingegerd C., Hildebjorg H., Mary-Ann H. and Tessa La. Russian translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. Slovak translation by Danka Čolláková. Subs by Julia B.

VIDEO: Alexander Rybak & Mats Paulson. Concert in Karlshamn, Sweden. 25.02.2012

Alexander Rybak and Mats Paulson  performed together with a string-quartet at Stadsteatern in Karlshamn, Sweden. Thanks a lot to Marianne Saietz and Krystyna Khalidi, who were there and recorded every song for you!:))

1. Alexander Rybak & Mats Paulson “Visa vid vindens ängar”

recording by Marianne Saietz

Continue reading VIDEO: Alexander Rybak & Mats Paulson. Concert in Karlshamn, Sweden. 25.02.2012

Alexander Rybak – Interview with Poplight 13.05.2009.

Alexander Rybak: “I am a product”

Alexander Borodin, Alexander Rybak and  Björn Nordlund

Original article in Swedish on poplight.se

Translated by TessaLa, revised by  Anni Jowett

Journalist: Alexander Borodin. Photo: Niclas Brorsson

Alexander Rybak, is the man on everyone’s lips right now. The (betting) odds have pointed to his advantage ever since it became clear that he would be Norway’s representative in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. “Gylleneskors” (Golden shoes) Bjorn Nordlund, Alexander Borodin and Irina Karelina met up with him when he was on a short promotional stop in Stockholm before leaving for Moscow. It became a different kind of interview where Rybak told with his own words about what has happened so far, what goes on, and what he thinks about Eurovision. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Interview with Poplight 13.05.2009.

“Rybak-fever takes her to Norway” A Swedish Radio Interview about Alexander Rybak – 18.9.2011

Three musicians from Lycksele have been invited to play alongside Alexander Rybak, the Norwegian winner of the Eurovision Song Contest from 2 years ago, at a course in Mo i Rana. The invitation was initially received by Siw Burman, a music teacher and national folk musician from Lycksele. In October, Siw will be travelling together with two young violinists, and it won’t be the first time they’ve collaborated with musicians from different parts of the world. The question that stands is: is it Siw or Alexander who will have the most to learn from this experience?

P4-Morning also states that they wonder what the whole “Rybak-effect” is about.

For the source, click here. Found and English translation by Mary Ann Hansson. Recording and subtitles by Yannis Pap. Translation of the accompanying article by Marianne Saietz. Russian by Sonya Luzina.
Revision by Bita

Alexander Rybak, video from the concert in Stockholm 18.8.2011

Alexander performed with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ingar Bergby, for “Norwegian Mood” in Stockholm 18.8.2011

Tracks: “Fairytale” by Alexander Rybak – “Din första kyss” by Alexander Rybak & Mats Paulson – “Sæterjentens Søndag” by Ole Bull – “Song from a secret garden” by Secret Garden – “Bergrosa” by Sven Nyhus

In this video you can watch all Alexander’s performances in the concert.

With visual material by Ingegerd Claesson, Martyna Agnieszka Jasinska and the Youtube channel “mkh1188“, in conjunction with the professional audio recording of the Swedish Radio P2. Video editing by Yannis Papadopoulos.


Continue reading Alexander Rybak, video from the concert in Stockholm 18.8.2011

Alexander Rybak and Mats Paulson at Swedish radio program “Sommarmorgon”, 20.06.2011.

Found by Ronja Laupitaja. English translation by Tessa La and Laila Solum Hansen.  German translation by Sabine Fundel. Recording and subs by Sonya Luzina. Russian translation by Sonya Luzina and Zhanna Sergueeva


The radio interview with Alexander Rybak and Mats Paulson, 20.06.2011.

English translation by Hilde M.German translation by Sabine Fundel. Russian translation, recording and subs by Sonya Luzina.


Interview of Alexander and Malin to Alltomstockholm.se

Many thanks to Vera Bernäng, who found and translated it.

“It feels like hell”

By Emelie Molinder

http://www.alltomstockholm.se/start/article2107951.aos

Alexander Rybak has many strings on his violin. In “Let’s Dance” has the norwegian showed that he can both dance in high heels and charm the swedish TV viewers.

Are the costumes important?

-Yes, it wouldn’t have been so fun to dance walz with Malin if she wore a salsa skirt. Everything should be right.

You’ve danced in high heels, how is that?

– It feels like hell. It’s hard to wear high heels and at the same time try to look masculine. It’s like trying to wrinkle your eyebrows and look happy at the same time.

– I think that a man is the most masculine when he has a feminine side,- said Alexanders dance partner Malin.

Continue reading Interview of Alexander and Malin to Alltomstockholm.se

Interview to FRIDA (Swedish teenage magazine, issue 2/2011)

Translated from Swedish by Laila Ulvseth

Website of the magazine frida.se

FRIDA has danced with Alexander Rybak

His fingers are used to dance over the violin strings with wonderful results, but how fast our Norwegian singer favourite can move his feet, is about to be documented during today’s dance lesson with Alexander Rybak. Going to the room where the singer exercises his abilities with his partner Malin Johansson, we pass some charming obstacles like a freshly showered Andreas Weise and Björn Ranelid eating lunch. He greets us with at least five “hej”. But today we are Team Alexander and hurry from his contestants.

Continue reading Interview to FRIDA (Swedish teenage magazine, issue 2/2011)

Concert in Sundsvall, Sweden, October 8th, 2010

(many thanks to Mary-Ann Hansson for great pictures)

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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

Alex in BingoLotto Show, Sweden, August 15th, 2010

(thanks to Catalina Balan for the videos)

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