Alexander Rybak has got a musical upbringing.
Thanks for everything dad!
When Alexander Rybak did music exams at the Barratt Due Institute of Music before the weekend, he hit his dad’s heart strings.
Article published in the paper-issue of norwegian magazine “Her&Nå”, 12.6.2012. Written by Philip Reiler. Photos: Tom Hansen
Found and translated by Tessa La. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn
The hectic program of ESC winner Alexander Rybak (26) has made it a challenge to take the graduation exam concert at the Barratt Due Institute of Music.
But when he finally made it, he got the top grade!
Family and friends had both a thrilling and touching concert experience where the multi talent served anecdotes between music pieces and talked about when he played with his dad Igor (57).
“I am impressed, and of course very proud of him”, Igor said when Her&Nå met him right after his son’s exam concert. ” It’s great how he tied it all together, and I appreciated that he mentioned me during the concert”, Igor said.
Alexander says that he is also grateful to his father.
“It is always difficult to have your parents as teachers. But I’m so happy for the mixture of love and discipline that mom and dad have given me. And my dad has seen me as an individual. Instead of living his dream through me he has seen me for who I am, and I am eternally grateful”, he says to Her&Nå.
– How did you get rewarded in childhood when you had been clever practicing?
” With Lego and video games. But I was only allowed to play two hours a week, and I thought that was a little too strict, so I finally bought my own and played secretly”.
– What is your dream now?
“The last two weeks symbolise what I want to do for the rest of my life. Playing for millions in Baku, and then straight to the classical concert at the Barratt Due to play for 100 people. That should be my life as long as possible”.