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CANCELLED – Alexander to perform at Benefit Gala in Dallas, Texas

We have got a message from he organizer of the charity concert:

“Sorry to inform you that this event has been cancelled. The contract with Alexander was signed and everything was in order, but unfortunately the biggest sponsor had to withdraw the support. Postponment was an option for Alexander, but the organizer didn’t see any possible new sponsor in the nearest future, so they decided to cancel instead.

As a replacement another organizer was contacted for a regular concert, and he was interested. But after a while he had to say no too, unfortunately.  So by now the trip to Texas is a bit out in the blue. Sorry for this. “

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Save the date:  August of 2016 Continue reading CANCELLED — Alexander to perform at Benefit Gala in Dallas, Texas

Postponed!!! – The House That Music Built- Alexander in Nashville

THE CONCERT IN NASHVILLE HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO FALL. 

 

Hello, USA!

On January 25th, 2015 Alexander is participating in The House That Music Built, a benefit concert to support Habitat For Humanity of Greater Nashville.  He  will be appearing alongside a choir of over 250 people, a full orchestra, and local and international artists.  Habitat for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the belief that every person should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live.

It’s always a pleasure to have him stateside (pictured above with Solveig Leithaug during their concert in Nashville last year), and this is a great opportunity to experience a varied evening of musical stylings and support a worthy cause. Tickets can be purchased here.

16.December – Never Stop Dreaming

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“Never stop dreaming of big things.
Never forget to enjoy small things.”
Being able to enjoy the beauty in simplicity and reverence is a gift.
We wish for you to enjoy the simplicity in this interpretation of a classic Christmas piece. Continue reading 16.December — Never Stop Dreaming

Alexander Rybak in Nashville, Tennessee. October 1, 2014 – Report by Katie A

Hello, USA!

Yes, we had Alex here on American soil, and it was everything we expected it to be (and then some).

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  Another fan and I had gotten in touch with each other before the concert to make arrangements. Continue reading Alexander Rybak in Nashville, Tennessee. October 1, 2014 — Report by Katie A

Still Here – performed by Franklin – Lyrics and Video – Alexander Rybak

Alexander Rybak’s song “Still Here” in the Maltese Eurovision selection 2015

We present to you the lyrics to “Still Here” composed by Alexander Rybak and performed by Franklin Calleja in the National Eurovision Song Contest Selection in Malta.

Franklin Calleja and Alexander Rybak

Continue reading Still Here — performed by Franklin — Lyrics and Video — Alexander Rybak

Article: Alexander in Ringsakerblad 24.12.2013

Source: Ringsakerblad
Digital issue – Dec. 2013
Author and Photos: Marthe Ihle

Found by Ulli Cologne and Tessa Lande. Translated by Jorunn Erke. Revised by Anni Jowett.

A full house  in Brummundal church this time as well:
brought a Christmas mood.

Continue reading Article: Alexander in Ringsakerblad 24.12.2013

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

Alexander in Øksnes with The LVO 29.09.13

Source: Bladet Vesterålen
Paper Issue – Published 01.10.13
Author: Idar Ovesen
Photo: Idar Ovesen

Translated by Tessa Lande. Revised by Anni Jowett.

ALEXANDER THE VIRTUOSO

Alexander Rybak and The LVO were a huge thrill in Øksneshallen.

ØKSNES: Alexander Rybak came to Øksnes and instructed, charmed and shone in interaction with The LVO.

It was a playful evening in front of hundreds in the enthusiastic audience in Øksneshallen. It was almost “Beatles-conditions”, with a huge tribulation in front of the entrance. More chairs had to be put in place so as many as possible got the chance to see and hear. Continue reading Alexander in Øksnes with The LVO 29.09.13

Alexander and The Lofoten and Vesterålen Orchestra Association- 29.09.13

Source: Bladet Vesterålen
Paper issue – 25.9.13.
Author and Photos:
Tone M. Sørensen

Translation by Tessa Lande. Revision by Katie Anderson.

WILL PLAY WITH RYBAK – REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT

Sunday, September 29th, there is a big concert at Myre where Alexander Rybak will play with the Lofoten and Vesterålen Orchestra Association.
– “We are really looking forward to it,” say the members of the children’s orchestra, pictured here with Runa Helen Olsen. Continue reading Alexander and The Lofoten and Vesterålen Orchestra Association- 29.09.13

Article: Alexander in Vilnius 11.09.13

Source: 15min.lt
Author: Astra Petkūnaitė

Translated by Erika Jasiūnienė. Revised by Anni Jowett.

Alexander Rybak revealed his hidden side for people in Vilnius

He played the classics with the Chamber Orchestra

On Wednesday, people assembled at the Vilnius Picture Gallery courtyard for the finale of the Christopher Summer Festival concert, where together with the St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of Donatas Katkaus, Alexander Rybak appeared. Continue reading Article: Alexander in Vilnius 11.09.13

Alexander at Hellviktangen 13.09.2013

Source: amta.no
Author: Felicia Øystå
Photos: Felicia Øystå

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translated by Tessa Lande. Revision by Katie Anderson.

GOOD TO BE HOME AGAIN

Alexander Rybak is still a big hero in Nesodden.

The Kulturist held a late summer concert on Friday night with both Alexander Rybak and the band “Folk Ford”. Continue reading Alexander at Hellviktangen 13.09.2013

Alexander in Vesterålen on 29.9.13

Source: Vol.no
Press Release

Translation by Tessa Lande. Revision by Katie Anderson.

Rybak to Vesterålen

Alexander Rybak will perform in Vesterålen in late September.

The Violin phenomenon will perform with the Lofoten and Vesterålen Orchestra Association in Øksneshallen at the very end of September. The project is part of the annual junior seminar the orchestra conducts every year. Continue reading Alexander in Vesterålen on 29.9.13

Interview in VG about “Hver Gang Vi Møtes” – 1.9.13

Source: VG -Paper Issue
Published 1.9.13
Author: Thomas Talset
Photo: Robert S. Eik

Translated by Tessa Lande. Revised by Anni Jowett.

The New TV Heroes

Våler: The artists in the upcoming “Hver Gang Vi Møtes” programme feel confident that this is right for them to do, even though many of them did not follow the first seasons.

Continue reading Interview in VG about “Hver Gang Vi Møtes” — 1.9.13

Annsofi releases a new song inspired by Alexander Rybak

June 21st, 2013 Annsofi released 2 new singles and one of them is related to Alexander Rybak. Read the “Stories Behind” to know more about it 🙂

Annsofi – «Don’t slaughter me» and «Before I Go»
The stories behind the songs

Four months after reaching the Gold final of the MGP (the Norwegian selection for ESC) with Alexander Rybak’s song «I’m With You», Annsofi now releases two new songs: «Don’t Slaughter Me» and «Before I Go». In the latter she debuts as a songwriter.

Continue reading Annsofi releases a new song inspired by Alexander Rybak

Alexander at Tautra Island Festival 27.07.13

Source: Trønderavisen
Paper issue – 29.07.13
Author: Per-Magne Midjo

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translated by Tessa Lande. Revised by Anni Jowett.

The audience at the festival was

present from the first sound.

A fairytale: Of course Alexander Rybak played “Fairytale” – and in front of 1,000 spectators early Saturday afternoon.
Almost a festival fairytale. Continue reading Alexander at Tautra Island Festival 27.07.13

Family concert at Holmen, Risør – Austagder Blad 25.7.13

Source: Austagder Blad
Paper Issue – 25.7.13
Author: Brede Gaute Andersen
Photo: Hans Fredrik Asbjørnsen

Found and translated by Tessa Lande. Revised by Katie Anderson.

Excited before the mini festival on Thursday

The mini festival with deLillos, Stein Torleif Bjella, Alexander Rybak and Risør band “Dance With Me”, is only a week away. With the latter two performers confirmed, the organizers mean to cover all tastes. Continue reading Family concert at Holmen, Risør — Austagder Blad 25.7.13

Alexander and Didrik in Her&Nå 23.7.13

Source: Her&Nå
Paper Issue
Author: Per Ingar Nilsen
Photos: Morten Bendiksen,
Lasse Erikssen, Tom Hansen,
and Tv 2.

Found by Josie M. Pictures by Ulli Cologne. Translated by Tessa Lande and Katie Anderson.

Norway’s Hottest Bachelors!

Didrik Solli-Tangen and Alexander Rybak are in the lead among charming, single men.

Alexander Rybak and Didrik Solli-Tangen don’t complain, even if they are both single. The handsome guys are far from being the only single celebrities in Norway. Continue reading Alexander and Didrik in Her&Nå 23.7.13

Alexander and the BAD show in Tønsberg Blad 11.07.13

Source: Tønsberg Blad
Paper issue – 11.07.13
Author: Claudio Mariconda
Photo: Peder Gjersøe

Translated by Jorunn Ekre and Sara Anja. Revised by Katie Anderson.

Close-knit: Alexander Rybak, Elisabeth Andreassen and Didrik Solli-Tangen think it’s fun to be back in Tønsberg.

The key to success: Two hungry young men kept in line by the queen of the ball. And the ball starts tonight.

When Tønsberg’s Blad arrives at Quality Hotel Klubben, the guys are running across the hallway with a totally different agenda than an interview. They want food! Continue reading Alexander and the BAD show in Tønsberg Blad 11.07.13

Alexander on the “Opp og Hopp” radio program 07.07.13

An interview with Alexander on “Opp og Hopp”, a children’s radio program.

 P4 07.07.13 – about being talented, the actual story of composing “Fairytale”, Superbarna, his orchestra projects and the BAD show.
Also, several live performances, including: “Dyrene i Afrika” “Stary Klion” and “Smooth Criminal”

Upload by Tessa Lande. English translation by Tessa Lande, Laila S.HSara Anja, & Jorunn Ekre. English revision by Anni Jowett and Katie Anderson. Subtitles by Katie Anderson.

Alexander at the Hønefoss summer school 06.07.13

Source: Ringerikes Blad
Paper issue  – 06.07.13
Online version
Author: Pål Tr. Mannsverk

Translated by Susanne Berlin. Revised by Tessa Lande and Katie Anderson.

Masterclass By Rybak

CONTACT WITH THE AUDIENCE: Mathias Liodden showed that he had learned to keep in contact with the audience while playing. The other strings are Synnøve Liodden, Helene Nagel, Cathrine Hvasshovd, Adrian Bråten-Obel and Sasha P.H. Coles.

Mathias Liodden from Ådal learned about stage presence from Alexander Rybak at the summer school in Hønefoss. Continue reading Alexander at the Hønefoss summer school 06.07.13

Article about Alexander Rybak and the Hønefoss Summer Music School. 04.07.13

Source: ringerike.vgs.no
Author: Inger Helen Wien

Translated by Tessa Lande. Revised by Anni Jowett.

Musical Summer School
in the School’s Music Facilities

"Everyone has a talent," Alexander Rybak said to the young musicians when he visited the Summer School on Thursday, July 4th. "If your talent is music, cultivate it and practice every day on your instrument. Practice makes perfect if you practice the right way! "

This week, 37 young pianists, strings, singers and drummers from all across the country gathered in the music facilities of Ringerike high school. The young talents find motivation and joy in spending part of their summer to become better musicians. Music teachers and performing musicians like Jørgen Tangen Bendiksen, Anders Langset, Erik Smith, Ingvild Hasund, Alexander Rybak and the father of the music school, Jørn Atle Støa are instructors. The goal is a concert on the last day of the course, where friends and family are invited as the audience. Continue reading Article about Alexander Rybak and the Hønefoss Summer Music School. 04.07.13

Alexander and Superbarna prepare for “Allsang på Grensen” 04.07.13

On TV with Rybak

Thrive Together: Superbarna has good chemistry with Alexander Rybak. This week they were in Tusenfryd together to become even better acquainted with each other.

Source: Romerikets Blad – Paper issue 04.07.2013
Author and photo credit: Stine Strandhaug Translated by Tessa Lande. Revised by Katie Anderson.

From left rear: Kristine Bang Thori, Jenny Helt, Thea Haugland and Pernille Hogstad Stene.
From left front: Tobias Asphol, Alexander Rybak and Benjamin Asphol.

When Alexander Rybak was asked to participate in “Allsang på Grensen”, he insisted on singing with Superbarna from Gjerdrum. Tonight you will see them on TV. Continue reading Alexander and Superbarna prepare for “Allsang på Grensen” 04.07.13

Alexander and Superbarna in Her&Nå 2.7.13

Source: Paper issue of Her&Nå
Author: Per Ingar Nilsen
Photo credit: Morten Bendiksen

Translated by Tessa Lande. Revised by Anni Jowett.

Right on Target with the Children

Alexander Rybak loves to socialise with children. That’s when the pop star dares to bring out the childish side of himself. The trip to Tusenfryd was a delight – also for him. Continue reading Alexander and Superbarna in Her&Nå 2.7.13

Alexander Rybak & Marija Šerifović on “An Evening With Ivan Ivanovic” 21.06.2013

The 150th episode anniversary with two Eurovision Song Contest winners,
Marija Šerifović and Alexander Rybak.

In addition to stories about Marija’s new album, which they are working on together, the guests talk about the impact winning this competition had on them, and also things that you’ve never heard of before.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak & Marija Šerifović on “An Evening With Ivan Ivanovic” 21.06.2013

More about Alexander in “Hver Gang Vi Møtes” 21.06.13

Source: VG.no
Authors: Catherine Gonsholt Ighanian and Atle Jørstad

Found and translated by Tessa Lande. Revised by Anni Jowett.

This is how they will cope with the tear bonanza in “Hver Gang Vi Møtes”.

Tearful: Lene Marlin and Marion Ravn cried a lot this spring. The new participants are Simone Eriksrud, Alexander Rybak, Samsaya, Øivind Elgenes, Sigvart Dagsland, Lars Lillo Stenberg and Anneli Drecker. Photo: TV2 and VG

 The seven new participants are not particularly afraid to show emotions, but steel themselves anyway. Pins and waterproof mascara will be packed in the suitcase.

Continue reading More about Alexander in “Hver Gang Vi Møtes” 21.06.13

Alexander Rybak will appear in the Norwegian show “Hver Gang Vi Møtes”!

Finally today, after lengthy speculations, TV2 announced 7 artists who will take part in the popular Norwegian reality TV-show “Hver Gang Vi Møtes” (“Every Time We Meet”), and Alexander Rybak is one of them!  Here are several articles in Norwegian media regarding this matter.

Here Are the New “Hver Gang Vi Møtes” Artists

Article from www.tv2.no, published on June 21st, 2013

Author: Tore Waskaas

Found by Hilde M. English translation by Tessa Lande. Revised by Katie Anderson.

This group will entertain you in 2014.

The wait is over! The artists in the third season of “Hver Gang Vi Møtes” are Alexander Rybak, Simone Eriksrud (formerly Simone Larsen), Sigvart Dagsland, Anneli Drecker, Lars Lillo-Stenberg, Samsaya and Øivind” Elg “Elgenes.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak will appear in the Norwegian show “Hver Gang Vi Møtes”!

Alexander comes back to the Valdres Summer Symphony!

Source: Oppland Arbeiderblad
Paper issue- published 18.06.13
Author: Ingvar Skattebu

Found by Tessa Lande. Translation by Jorunn Ekre. Revision by Katie Anderson.

Rybak on a Summer Visit Again

Again and again – Alexander Rybak grew up with the Valdres summer symphony. This year he will be back in Valdres in June.

   Alexander Rybak will be back in Valdres when the Valdres summer symphony starts up again.

Continue reading Alexander comes back to the Valdres Summer Symphony!

Articles about Alexander’s participation in Morodalsfestivalen on 16.06.13

Source: Odalsnytt – published 16.06.13
Author: Gunnar Nygård

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translated by Tessa Lande. Revised by Katie Anderson.

Sun and Joy for 1300 People in Morodalen

After four festivals with lousy weather, the sun finally found its way to Morodalen! In the great weather, cheerful people came from near and far. On Saturday there were almost 1300 people visiting the festival at Sand.

Continue reading Articles about Alexander’s participation in Morodalsfestivalen on 16.06.13

Article in Serbian Magazine about Alexander’s collaboration with Marija Šerifović 08.06.13

Alexander Rybak about Marija Šerifović:
“She tried to get me married 3 times”

 “The first decade on stage I will mark with a project “Ispovest” (Confession), which will consist of film, book, and album”,- says Marija and adds that the promotion of the album next year will round up the whole story.

Source: Blic  Author: Dragana Ivanović  Photo: Ž. Šafar

Article found by Marina Ankajcan. Video found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Karolina Pavlov. Revision by Anni Jowett. Subtitles by Katie Anderson.

Rybak, Belarusian and Norwegian musician (born in Belarus, performed for Norway), won’t sing as a guest on Marija’s album but will play the violin.

Continue reading Article in Serbian Magazine about Alexander’s collaboration with Marija Šerifović 08.06.13

Fam report and review from Alexander Rybak’s Concert in Canada 23.2.13

Original: Blog written June 5th, 2013
Text: Karla Pouya
Photos: Aviva Klein

The Fiddler from Norway: Alexander Rybak comes to Toronto !

   First off, before I go any further and begin my endless crazy fan girl mode, I will be breaking up this review into two parts, the first being the actual review of the concert, from the time i got there up until the meet and greet. The second part will be of a more personal nature, like, inspiration, motivation and….most importantly..FAN GIRLING! 🙂 ****Just a friendly warning**** You are warned, that from this point on there will be excessive fangirling, reader discretion is highly advised! Enjoy ! 🙂

Continue reading Fam report and review from Alexander Rybak’s Concert in Canada 23.2.13

Articles about Alexander Rybak and Marija Šerifović recording a duet

Photo: Marija Šerifović via Twitter

Exclusive: Marija Šerifović and Alexander Rybak are recording a duet.

Source: Sarajevo Nightlife  Author: “TeamSNL”

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translated by Karolina Pavlov. Revised by Katie Anderson.

   Marija Šerifović posted a status on a social network a couple of minutes ago that she’s recording a duet with the Norwegian star and winner of Eurovision 2009, Alexander Rybak. Underneath the photo that she posted she says: “Officially, Alexander Rybak is the first guest on the album”. According to information we received later, this excellent musician wrote the music for the song on the upcoming album of this singer.

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Exclusive: Marija Šerifović and Alexander Rybak recorded a duet.

Source: Svet  Author: Dragan D. Kecman

The only Serbian winner of Eurovision, Marija Šerifović, posted a photo on Twitter a couple of minutes ago with the Norwegian star, Alexander Rybak, and wrote: “Officially, Alexander Rybak is the first guest on the album“. The pop star is working hard these days on a new project called “Ispovest“ (Confession), which should be released by the end of the year. Alexander, winner of Eurovision 2009, is participating in a remarkable collaboration with our singer and it’s not surprising that she chose him specifically for a duet.

Article with Alexander and Bettan in Her og Nå 21.5.13

Source: Paper issue of Her og Nå

Bettan invited Alexander Rybak and Christine Koth yo her cottage.

Source: Paper issue of Her og Nå, published 21st of May 2013

Found and translated by Jorunn Ekre. Revised by Katie Anderson.

Bettan dishes out summer food.

There are no sour herring here. Christine Koht and Alexander Rybak didn’t even hesitate when Elisabeth Andreassen invited them to a real Swedish herring table.

Photo text:
Famous company-
The atmosphere is good when Bettan serves a delicious herring table. Christine Koht is a teetotaler and toasts with water, while Alexander Rybak is a gentleman, making sure that everyone is having a good time.

Inset of Bettan:
Welcome
-I grew up with this, says Elisabeth, and invites us to a Swedish herring table at the Oslofjord.

Continue reading Article with Alexander and Bettan in Her og Nå 21.5.13