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Alexander Rybak – Interview in Se&Hør 10.10.2014

Alexander Rybak is not ready to settle down

“I would not wish for anyone to be my girlfriend”

Source: Se&Hør 10.10.2014. Author: Marius Kromvoll. Photo: Se&Hør, NRK.

Translated by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Bita Janz

Heartbreaker - Alexander Rybak, who is currently focused on "The Hit", thinks that any potential girlfriends will have to endure some negative experiences.
Heartbreaker – Alexander Rybak, who is currently focused on “The Hit”, thinks that any potential girlfriends will have to endure some negative experiences.

 

The pop star is a bachelor and believes that female fans are partly to blame. 

On new adventures
This week, Alexander Rybak (28) is ready for a duel with Trine Rein (43) in NRK’s new concept “The Hit”. Love, on the contrary, unfortunately has to wait.

– I can’t have a girlfriend. Or rather, I shouldn’t say that for certain. But becoming my girlfriend means getting a lot of harassment from many other girls, and I would not wish that for anyone, Alexander tells Se & Hør. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Interview in Se&Hør 10.10.2014

Alexander Rybak – Hungry and single – Interview in Amta 10.10.2014

Alexander Rybak is working on his biggest project ever. A story about a troll who plays violin and hide in the forest.
– The freedom to do what I want, is both the best and the worst, says the still single artist.

Text to the main photo: Home-loving: – Nesodden means two things for me. Family and Thomas. They are two important factors in my identity. Mom and Dad reminds me of how ambitious I am, while Thomas reminds me how great guy I am, and how much fun I can have with a best friend.

A meeting with our man in the fame industry

Source: Amta.no /paper issue 10.10.14.  Author: Ann-Turid Ford. Photo: Ruben Skarsvåg

Translated by Tessa La. Revision by Anni Jowett.

ON THE DOOR BELL PANEL on Bryggetorget at Aker Brygge there is no “Alexander Rybak”. A Russian-sounding name is, so I try that one, but no one opens the door. Then comes the 28-year-old with long strides across the town square. Tall and dark and slender and handsome, with a brown McDonalds bag in his hand.

– I removed the nameplate because there were so many people ringing the bell, he explains.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Hungry and single — Interview in Amta 10.10.2014

Alexander Rybak in The Hit on NRK Friday 10.10.2014

Alexander Rybak The Hit - photo Stig KarlsenPhoto: Stig Karlsen, NRK – From the rehearsal for The Hit on NRK 

Friday 10th of October Alexander Rybak will be one of the two artist who perform in the songwriter competition The Hit on NRK.  Five songs are so far ready for the Grand Final the 24th of October, and tomorrow  Alexander Rybak and Trine Rein will perform the songs they have chosen among their six alternatives.

If you want to read more about the concept and see the list of songwriters and artists, you find it all here.

The five song that are already in the final, you can listen to here 

Alexander chose two songs already in early June, and tomorrow he will be reveal which one of them he has decided to release as his new song.
You can listen to the 6 songs he could chose between here.

Alexander Rybak – “My favourite Music” on NRK Klassisk 18.09.14

Alexander will this autumn be a host in the classical Norwegian radio show “Min favorittmusikk” (My favourite music). Thursday 18.09.14 was his first programme broadcasted, and he presented us many beautiful pieces of music and interesting stories connected to them. We are looking forward to the upcoming programmes. Here you can listen to his favourite classical pieces, and the video has English subs for those who don’t understand Norwegian.

Source: NRK Klassisk

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS – ALEXANDER RYBAK

 

Mickey Mouse

 

1. If you could play music to (or with) one of your favorite fictional characters, who would you chose and why? Emily B, England.

Mickey Mouse. Because everything he does, touches to gold

 

 

2. Hei Alex, do you know Dimmu Borgir? What do you think about their metal music? Jørn, Norway.

Love them! Lots of different moods. Actually I’m trying to get in touch with the vocalist. I have an idea.

red.an. Dimmu Borgir  is a Norwegian symphonic black metal band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 1993.

Continue reading QUESTIONS & ANSWERS – ALEXANDER RYBAK

The answers to “Do you have any questions for Alexander Rybak?”

Dear readers, finally you can enjoy the Questions and Answers:)

Finally, after a summer or a winter depending on which hemisphere you reside, we proudly can present the answers to some of the questions you sent us in April. We were so happy with your participation, 160+ people from 36 countries posted more than 240 questions, on our English site here:  and our Russian site here.Thank you so much, both for your questions and your patience.

Map showing countries where we got questins from

A map that shows the countries where we got questions from.

It was no April joke from us, and it was first meant to be published in connection with the release of “Into a Fantasy”, but because of, among other things, a busy schedule it was postponed until now.

And here we present the selection of questions and answers. A big thank you to Alexander for those really great answers. Click on the questionary picture to get to the Q&A page.

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Continue reading The answers to “Do you have any questions for Alexander Rybak?”

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

Alexander Rybak in “Klart eg kan” NRK Super 7.10.14

 

“Klart eg kan” (Of course I’ll manage) is a TV-documentary serie about children who do things they hope to manage for the first time.

 

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This episode is about Olianna who plays  the violin and will play a concert together with someone she thinks is really good, namely Alexander Rybak who won the Eurovision Song Contest. But will she manage to play correct? And will she get the chance to meet Alexander?

The programme was recorded 11th of January this year, when Alexander had an orchestra concert in Førde, Norway.

 

The episode will be broadcasted on NRK Super 7th of October at 18.20 CET, and rebroadcasted 2nd of November at 08.05 CET. Link to watch online here, and link to watch from archieve here. We don’t know if the live broadcasting will be possible to watch from outside Norway, but last seasons epiosdes in archive can be watched from abroad, so we guess this season will be too.

 

Alexander Rybak – Bachelor worth NOK 8 million

The musician Alexander Rybak (28) has his debut as a host on the radio NRK Klassisk tomorrow morning at 9 am. He will be on TV in “The Hit” on NRK in October.

Source: dagsavisen.no Author: Geir Rakvaag. Photo: Anne Liv Ekroll/NRK

Translation: Jorunn Ekre, Revision Anni Jowett

NRK-klassisk Alexander Rybak

What will it be like to be a host in  “Min Favorittmusikk” (My favourite Music) on NRK Klassisk? 
-This is the perfect programme for me where I can try out the role as a host. It’s classical music, my audience get to know me through new stories and I have enough time to prepare each programme.

 Is it the classical music that is closest to your heart? 
-It’s the music I grew up with. I notice when pop composers are educated in classical music, and when they just try out stuff without any background. Big difference. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Bachelor worth NOK 8 million

Alexander Rybak – new presenter on NRK Radio Classic

– I have always had as mission to present classical music to those around me. As a presenter I can now share my life’s most beautiful musical experiences with the listener, says Rybak.

Alexander Rybak is looking forward to work as a presenter, and he is in good company. Per Sundnes, Arve Tellefsen og Tine Thing Helseth are the three others, who from already next week will be the radio channel’s regular voices. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — new presenter on NRK Radio Classic

Alexander Rybak – interviews – Allsang på Grensen 2014

Alexander Rybak was a guest-host at the Norwegian sing-along TV-show “Allsang på Grensen”, broadcasted on TV2 Thursday 7th of August. Here your can read two interviews from two local news papers, Halden Arbeiderblad and Fredrikstad Blad.

Source: Halden Arbeiderblad  Author: Tiril Vik Nordeide Photo: Stein Johnsen

Found by Kaja Jasińska, translated by Jorunn Ekre, revised by Anni Jowett

Alexander Rybak og Kathrine Moholt Allsang på Grensen

Duo:Katrine Moholt and Alexander Rybak charmed everyone

Rybak brought along the young ones

It`s great fun being able to perform with such a capable violinist like Alexander Rybak, said Lars Narvestad (14) after having performed in front of more than 4300 people at the castle.

I had the opportunity to do something big when I was quite young, and if I have the chance to give that other young people I will, said Alexander Rybak.

He doesn’t hide the fact that he’s impressed with Lars and the other eight people who got to perform.

For me it`s very important to show what you stand for and I think it`s important that young, capable musicians get some attention, too. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — interviews — Allsang på Grensen 2014

Alexander Rybak – Preview of The Hit on NRK 2014

A preview of the music show “The Hit” that will be broadcasted on NRK1, 8 weeks in a row, starting 5th of September. This part of the show is pre-recorded already back in June, and shows how the artists pick their songs among the six songwriters they can choose among.

Recorded and translated by TessaLa, revised by Bita Janz

Source: NRK.no

Alexander Rybak in “THE HIT” 2014 on NRK TV

THE HIT

Today it was revealed that Alexander Rybak is one of the 14 famous artists that will take part in NRK’s new  music concept this autumn. The show will be broadcasted 8 Fridays in a  row starting 5th of September and ending with a grand final the 24th of october.  If you want to be in the audience, click here to book tickets, and chose the actual show date.

You can follow The Hit on Instagram here, Facebook here and Twitter here

You can read more about the concept, show dates, list of songwriters, their songs, the artists and details about the broadcasting on this page “THE HIT”.

The list of the artist that will take part in the show:

 

  • D’soundNRK The hit Alexander Rybak
  • Atle Pettersen
  • Maria Haukaas Mittet
  • D.D.E.
  • Trine Rein
  • Alexander Rybak
  • Maria Arredondo
  • Vidar Busk
  • Helene Bøksle
  • Alexander With
  • Jørn Hoel
  • Åge Sten Nilsens Ammunition
  • Venke Knutson
  • A1

source:NRK.no

Source last picture posted: instagram.com/ronnieartistpartner

Alexander Rybak – Celebration of Igor Rybak’s 60th anniversary 15.06.2014

A MEMORY FOR LIFE

Source: paper issue of “Se&Hør. Author: Asbjørn Vederhus. Photo:Tore Skaae.  Found by TessaLa. Translated by Jorunn Ekre. Revision by Anni Jowett

Alexander Rybak and Igor Rybak
“It’s the best gift I could ever get. I’m so touched said Dad Igor, after the big party concert his son had arranged.” Good tone: Alexander and Igor dad have a close relationship and are both very musical

Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Celebration of Igor Rybak’s 60th anniversary 15.06.2014

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 at “Allsang på Grensen” 07.08.2014

Alexander Rybak was the guest-host on today’s show “Allsang på Grensen” on TV2. He also perform “Into a Fantasy”, Fairytale and feated Rita Eriksen and Vidar Johnsen in the well-known Norwegian Wamp song “Tir n’a Noir”. You can watch all three performances and the full show in the vidoes below.

Into a Fantasy

Continue reading Alexander Rybak at “Allsang på Grensen” 07.08.2014

Alexander Rybak – Concert in Pervouralsk 19.07.2014

Videos from Alexander Rybak’s concert at the City Day of Pervouralsk at Pobedy Square in Pervouralsk, Russia,  the 19th of July 2014.

Thanks to Sonya Luzina and Persk.org for uploading videos from the concert on YouTube. The videos are posted in  the playlist order, and only “Roll with The Wind”, performed before the “Eurovision Medley”, is missing. Sonya Luzina also made a playlist, so you can watch them all in a row.

Pictures from the concert you will find here Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Concert in Pervouralsk 19.07.2014

Alexander Rybak online-conference at “E-motion.tochka.net”, Kiev, 18.06.2014.

On his promo tour in Kiev, Ukraine, Alexander Rybak had an almost one hour long online-conference at E-moition.tocha.net the 18th of June 2014. He got a lot of questions from his fans, and there were many interesting and good questions and answers. So enjoy this online-conference that has been made understandable for us non Russian speaking fans thanks to our Russian translation team.

Pictures from the online-conference you will find here

Translation by: Zhanna Sergueeva, Inna Farrington and Rozalia Muzhaeva. Revision by Anni Jowett. Subsby Anni Jowett/TessaLa. Recorded by May Elisabeth Nipen

 

 

 

Alexander Rybak in Slavic Bazaar, Vitebsk, Belarus 2014

Alexander’s performances in the Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk in July 2014

Alexander performed at four events during the festival, and he was also a jury member in the contest “Pop song performers”. Below you’ll find videos of his performances. 🙂

“Into A Fantasy” at the Opening Ceremony of the festival 11th of July.

“Roll with The Wind” at International Song Contest “Vitebsk 2014the 12th of July.

“Strela Amura” at the Slavic Bazaar 12th of July 2014 . Video recorded på Catalina Balan.

“Kiss and Tell” at the “International Song Contest “Vitebsk 2014″ 13th of July.

Alexander Rybak interview in VG 06.07.2014

Alexander Rybak and Thomas Værnes tell about their close friendship in the paper issue of VG 06.07.2014

Author: Line Orfjell Photos: Trond Solberg
Found by Ulli Cologne/Venche Mellemstrand. Translated by TessaLa. Revised by Anni Jowett.

THANKS, THOMAS!

Rybak and his best friend helped each other against the bullies at school

Keep in touch: It has been a busy time for Alexander lately. It’s therefore especially good to relax with his best friend at home on the couch. Tonight it’s video games and the World Championship in football on the program. Continue reading Alexander Rybak interview in VG 06.07.2014

Alexander Rybak – Promo tour in Belgium for “Into a Fantasy”

Alexander Rybak’s interviews and TV-show appearances from the promo tour in Belgium for his new music video “Into a Fantasy”, soundtrack for DreamWorks Animation’s movie “How to Train you Dragon 2”

Interview in the largest Belgian newspaper “Het Laatste Nieuws” about Alexander Rybak and ‘Into a Fantasy’.

Article provided and translated by Olivier VanHoutte. Revised by Anni Jowett.

Eurovison winner ALEXANDER RYBAK made the soundtrack.

There is life after the Eurovision Song Contest. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Promo tour in Belgium for “Into a Fantasy”

Alexander Rybak – Interview on Eurovision.be about “Into a Fantasy”

“I’m an old talent” – Alexander Rybak interviewed by Eurovision.be 29.06.2014.

Provided and translated by Olivier Vanhoutte and revised by Anni JowettLink to original interview here.

Alexander Rybak Interview in be.Eurovision

Alexander Rybak : “I’m an old talent”

Five years after his victory at the Eurovision Song Contest, Alexander Rybak tours again around Europe. This time to promote the movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2″, and his song on the soundtrack “Into a Fantasy”. The Eurovision victory was the beginning of everything. “Fairytale” is my business card, “says the 28-year-old singer.
“In countries where I am not so well known, people point at me and sing “Fairytale” without knowing my name. The song is more famous than I am, but I find that good.” The classically trained musician just wanted to escape from classical music when he won the Eurovision Song Contest. He looks back with satisfaction to his victory, but remains very calm underneath: “In this business you need to be happy with the chances you get and stay loyal to yourself.” Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Interview on Eurovision.be about “Into a Fantasy”

Alexander Rybak on “Filmpolitiet” on NRK P3

Interview on the radio program “Filmpolitiet” on NRK radio P3 about giving the voice to the main character, and his contribution to the soundtrack with his new song “Into a Fantasy” for DreamWorks Animation’s movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2”.

Recorded by Hilde M. Translation and subs by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Alexander Rybak on “Sommertid” TV2 07.01.2014

Alexander Rybak tells about his new song and music video “Into a Fantasy”, one of the soundtracks in DreamWorks Animation movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2”, on the Norwegian summer talk show on TV2, broadcasted from Aker Brygge in Oslo. At the end of the video he plays with the duo Elsa & Emilie. You can read more about them and watch one of their videos here

 Recording by Tessa Lande. Translation is coming!

Premiere of new music video “Into a Fantasy” by Alexander Rybak

 

You can buy audio-CD and download MP3 version of the song here

MUSIC VIDEO

Written and produced by: Alexander Rybak
Director of photography: Olav Stubberud
Production manager: Tone Lise Asphol Continue reading Premiere of new music video “Into a Fantasy” by Alexander Rybak

Into a Fantasy – Alexander Rybak – released 12.06.2014

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Alexander’s new song “Into a Fantasy”, one of the soundtracks from the animation movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2” from DreamWorks, can be can be downloaded from iTunes ,  Spotify , GooglePlay and Deezer in many countries.

The audio CD can be pre-ordered at several Amazon online shops and also at Platekompaniet.no (Norway). Below you find links to the Amazon online shops and Platekompaniet. The release date is the 16th of June, unless Amazon.de who has the release date of the 25th of July. The songs are available at Amazon digitally from the same dates.

      Full CD MP3                       “Into a Fantasy” MP3                       Audio CD

          Amazon.de                        Amazon.de (Germany)                         Amazon.de

       Amazone.co.uk           Amazone.co.uk (United Kingdom)             Amazon.co.uk

          Amazon.fr                              Amazon.fr (France)                            Amazon.fr

          Amazon.es                             Amazon.es (Spain)                           Amazon.es

          Amazon.it                                Amazon.it (Italy)                              Amazon.it

In Norway you can pre-order the Audio CD  now on  Platekompaniet.no , or buy the CD in one of their shops when it is released the 16th of June. Check this list to see if you have one of their shops nearby you : Platekompaniet

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Into a Fantasy – preorder the music, story behind, preview closing credits.

Believe in your talent, and let it grow. If your dreams are to come true, you must first dare to dream.

– Alexander Rybak

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Alexander Rybak’s new song “Into a Fantasy” will be one of the soundtracks in DreamWorks animation movie  “How to Train Your Dragon 2”. The song will be played during the end credits in several of the European versions of the movie.  

You can pre-order the music now!

You can already pre-order the CD with the soundtracks of the movie, and “Into a Fantasy ” is included in the versions you can order from Platekompaniet and the  following Amazon Internet stores:

Continue reading Into a Fantasy — preorder the music, story behind, preview closing credits.

Alexander Rybak and Frikar reunion in Ål 31.05.2014

Author: Torunn Akersveen Lied
Photo: Sigmund Krøvel-Velle
Published: Hallingdolen.no 31.5.14

Translated by TessaLa. Revised by Anni Jowett

Rybak and Frikar topped the show at Ål on Saturday

Alexander Rybak and Frikar were on stage together again for the first time in four years. It really took off.

ålREUNION: Alexander Rybak and Frikar were together on stage for the first time in four years during the “Folkemusikkveka” on Saturday. From left: Torkjell Lunde Børsheim, Sigbjørn  Rua and Hallgrim Hansegård (in the air).

Continue reading Alexander Rybak and Frikar reunion in Ål 31.05.2014

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