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Alexander Rybak played with the students from the Culture School

It was crowded when Alexander Rybak played with the students from the Culture School in Kilden Friday, November 16.

Original article published in SA.no November 17. Text and photo: Tomas Fordelsen. English translation by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett.

A short glimpse from the concert, posted on FB by the Culture School.

At the annual Culture School Concert on Friday, Alexander Rybak himself showed up with his violin. According to the Culture School, it was Rybak himself who took the initiative to play together with the students at Knuden (The Knot), the culture school in Kristiansand.

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Trolle – from book to stage – Alexander Rybak

When Alexander Rybak toured with “Fairytale”, he began writing the story about Trolle. Ten years later he is ready to create magic on the musical stage. When Kilden opens its doors to the premier in November, it will be a sensual and visual party with spectacular costumes and big scenography.

Continue reading Trolle — from book to stage — Alexander Rybak

The magic of “Trolle” – Alexander Rybak

Source: Kilden Teater og Konserthall.
Translated by TessaLa, revised by Anni Lowett

Text to photo: Important to write “Trolle”: With the musical “Trolle” Alexander wants to tell the children that they are not alone feeling different. Photo: Jon Petter Thorsen / Aptum

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Melody Grand Prix and “Fairytale” were fun. But at the same time, I was working on something else, something completely different, something that could be about us all. About bullying, about not fitting in. About magical places and mysterious creatures that one can choose to believe in or not. But most of all about friendship.

Continue reading The magic of “Trolle” — Alexander Rybak

I thrive best living alone, says Alexander rybak – interview 3.9.2019

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Mom and Dad mean everything to me

Text to photo: The most important: Mom Natalia and Dad Igor are the most important people in Alexander’s life. He often visits them at Nesodden.

Interview in the Norwegian weekly celebrity magazine “Se og Hør”, Tuesday 3.9.2019. Text: L.C.Andersen Lofstad. Photo: Espen Solli and private. Translated by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Anni Jowett.

After he broke up with his girlfriend Julie, Alexander Rybak lives alone in his dream apartment at Aker Brygge.

Continue reading I thrive best living alone, says Alexander rybak — interview 3.9.2019

Alexander Rybak’s Fairytale voted as the best Eurovision song of all time.

The Norwegian celebrity magazine “Se og Hør” and TV2’s sing along summer show “Allsang på grensen” invited the Norwegian people to vote, during the summer, for the best Eurovision song of all time. The winner was announced at the final show 7th of August, and who else could the winner be than “Fairytale” by our one and only Alexander. “Se og Hør” also made an interview with Alexander which can read below.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak’s Fairytale voted as the best Eurovision song of all time.

Alexander Rybak and Ingeborg Walther in “Allsang på grensen” 2019 and interview in “Se and Hør”

In the Norwegian TV-show “Allsang på grensen Alexander Rybak performed his legendary “Fairytale”, and “Stjernen vår”, from his upcoming musical “Trolle”, in a duet with Ingeborg Walther. Ingeborg will play the role of “Alva” in the musical.

Featured picture: photo by Allsang på grensen/Viken Foto og Video

Alexander and Ingeborg also gave an interview to the Norwegian magazine “Se and Hør”. Scroll down to read it 🙂

Continue reading Alexander Rybak and Ingeborg Walther in “Allsang på grensen” 2019 and interview in “Se and Hør”

Alexander Rybak felt guilty because of “Fairytale”- Ingrid

Felt guilty because of “Fairytale”-Ingrid

Text to photo: Ten years: It is 10 years since Alexander Rybak brought the victory home in Eurovision Song Contest. Here he celebrates the victory. Photo: Henning Lillegård

Source: Db.no Pluss, published 17.05.2019. Text by Mathilde Lea. Translation by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Anni Jowett.

It’s been unresolved for ten years, tells Alexander Rybak. This week it’s the ten year anniversary of the “Fairytale” adventure in Moscow.

It’s the biggest thing that has happened, and probably will happen, in my life, says Alexander Rybak to Dagbladet. This week it’s exactly ten years since he won the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow with the song “Fairytale”.

“I’m in love with a fairytale, even though it hurts. Cause I don’t care if I lose my mind. I’m already cursed.”

Continue reading Alexander Rybak felt guilty because of “Fairytale”- Ingrid

Eurovision 2009 WINNER Alexander Rybak: FemalE fans are still willing to marry me

The artist turns 33 on 13th of May.

Article from “Komsomolskaya Pravda in Ukraine” published on 13.05.2019
Source:
www.kp.ua. Interview by Igor Kiprianov
Found and translated by Anastasia Silakova- Revised by Anni Jowett

Exactly 10 years ago Alexander Rybak won Eurovision with a romantic song “Fairytale”. Back then the singer received a record-scoring 387 points.

Eurovision 2019 starts on the 14th of May, therefore, it was interesting to discuss the current specialities of the euroshow with the Norwegian musician of Belarusian origin. The birthday was another good reason for this conversation: Alexander turns 33 on the 13th of May.

Continue reading Eurovision 2009 WINNER Alexander Rybak: FemalE fans are still willing to marry me

Alexander Rybak on “loffen” – interview in Amta 19.09.2008

Alexander Rybak on “loffen”

Eleven days this summer Alexander Rybak from Nesodden went from door to door at Sunnmøre (in the north-west of Norway) with his fiddle on his shoulder.

Source: Paper issue of Amta (local paper in Nesodden), published 19.9.2008. Text: Trond Folckersahm. Photos: Trond Folckersahm and Alexander Rybak. The interview was done at the Opera House in Oslo.
Translation by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett.

– A nerve-racking, exciting, challenging, eventful and fun experience, says Alexander, who has had a very active year.

He has, among other things, been on the stage in the role as the fiddler in “Spellemann på taket” (Fiddler on the Roof) at Oslo Nye Teater. There has also been time for the recording of a movie. Alexander has a musical role, as the gypsy Levi, in the big production  «Yohan», which will premier in Norwegian cinemas next year. Concerts have of course been on the schedule. But the “raisin in the sausage” may have been the ten days on “loffen” in Giske municipality in Sunnmøre with his fiddle on his back. A maybe some unusual “stunt” from a classically trained violinist.
Text to photo: Alexander has been on the theater stage, film studio and on “loffen” this year. Who knows, maybe the opera stage is next.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak on “loffen” — interview in Amta 19.09.2008

The wandering fiddler – Alexander Rybak – summer 2008

Next week Alexander Rybak will go from door to door in Giske municipality and play violin and get shelter and food in return.

Souce: Paper issue of Sunnmørsposten, published 19. July 2008. Text and photo: Nils-Ove Støbakk.

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– I have read stories about “øyloffing” (island hopping) and wondering where people stayed on such a trip. Then I decided I would stay with strangers.
Alexander Rybak is not exactly the prototype of a traveling troubadour, although he will until next Sunday be strolling
around the islands Valderøya, Vigra, Giske and Godøya with the violin under his arm.
Last year Alexander was instructor at the Summer School orchestra School at Borgund Folkehøgskule. He got the chance to see the view from Fjellstua, and then he got the idea.
– It was the best view ever! It looked very nice on the islands, so I thought that I would try loffing there. Continue reading The wandering fiddler — Alexander Rybak — summer 2008

Alexander Rybak has a special relationship with Indre Østfold (Norway)

It is no coincidence that Askim became one of the first stopovers for Alexander Rybak on his anniversary tour.

Source: smaalenene.no, published 10.04.2019 Text: Karina Torberntsson
Found and provided by May E. Nipen. Translated by TessaLa, revcision by Anni Jowett. Featured picture: Alexander’s official anniversary tour photo (not used in the original article). 

More info about the anniversary tour HERE

The popular violinist has a special relationship with Indre Østfold.

– I have only had one concert before the “10 years of fairytales” concert at Askim culture house this Thursday. One of the reasons I come to Indre Østfold so early on the tour is that I feel confident about the audience. Both during the Soot-Play and seminars, I always get an incredibly good response. The people here are very calm, which is no wonder since they live in such beautiful surroundings. It’s a completely different pace here than in Oslo. The audience is more focused and alert, which I, as a classical musician, greatly appreciate. It seems that they are extra receptive when I fire up an energy-rich song on stage, says Alexander Rybak. Continue reading Alexander Rybak has a special relationship with Indre Østfold (Norway)

Interview with Alexander Rybak in the Norwegian magazine “Norsk Ukeblad” 25.03.2009

Alexander Rybak does strange things

Alexander Rybak is full of charm, but you wouldn’t want him as your neighbor.

Source: Norwegian magazine Norsk Ukeblad, published 25.3.09. Text Tommy Larsen.  Translated by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Katie Anderson.

His brown eyes charm through the screen and into the TV-living rooms in the country. He has truckloads of the “x factor”. He has taken the nation by storm and is our big international hope in the Eurovision Song Contest. Continue reading Interview with Alexander Rybak in the Norwegian magazine “Norsk Ukeblad” 25.03.2009

Alexander Rybak the Great – Interview in Dagbladet 20.02.2009

We cheer for Alexander Rybak

This is the most popular thing you have ever done. You can participate in Melodi Grand Prix with this.

Source: Paper issue of Dagbladet’s magazine FREDAG, 20.02.2009. Text by:  Anne Gunn Halvorsen. Photo: Lars Myhren Heland. Place: Vigra. Translated by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Anni Jowett. 

This is what Alexander Rybak (22) was thinking when he was standing on a mountain top outside Ålesund this summer. He brought out his violin to play a bit in the summer weather, and what came out was to become a huge favourite in tomorrow’s Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix final, the song “Fairytale”. Continue reading Alexander Rybak the Great — Interview in Dagbladet 20.02.2009

A fantastic and powerful opening act of MGP 2019 by Alexander Rybak

Alexander Rybak with a fantastic  and powerful opening act in MGP 2019

Featured picture by photographer: Cato Ingebrigtsen 

As the winner of Melodi Grand Prix  2018 Alexander would perform his last year’s winning song “That’s How You Write a Song” in the MGP final in 2019. It was also 10 years since he won an all time high with his legendary “Fairytale”, and Alexander surprised us all with a fantastic medley of not only his own two winner songs, but also gave a tribute to Norway’s two other Eurovision winner’s songs “La det swinge” and “Nocturne” . 
The response from the audience was tremendous, and he really made a great opening to get the show really started 🙂  Continue reading A fantastic and powerful opening act of MGP 2019 by Alexander Rybak

Interview with Alexander Rybak and Ingrid Berg Mehus 25.2.2019

She was the best young love
– Alexander Rybak 

An interview with Alexander Rybak and Ingrid Berg Mehus at Barratt Due, where they Saturday 23th February played a concert together. 
Source: paper issue of Dagbladet 26.2.19  and db.no 27.2.19 Text: Amanda Strand Askeland. Photos: Original article photos by Christian Roth Christensen is not use in this post.  Romerikes Blad 25.2.19.
Found by Anastasia Silakova, translated by TessaLa, revised by Anni Jowett. 

Singers, violinists and composers. Ingrid Berg Mehus and Alexander Rybak have a lot in common.

We meet the good friends at the music school Barratt Due, where they both have been students previously. Mehus participates for the first time in the Melodi Grand Prix on Saturday with the song “Feel” which she has written together with her husband Bjørnar Hopland and Anthony Modebe. Continue reading Interview with Alexander Rybak and Ingrid Berg Mehus 25.2.2019

Happy 10 years anniversary Alexander Rybak!

10 years since we heard “Fairytale” for the first time. 

Today it’s 10 years since Alexander Rybak performed “Fairytale” in Melodi Grand Prix. The place was Grenlandshallen in Skien, where Alexander was the last artist in the third semi-finals in MGP 2009.

As everyone knows : Oh yes, he did qualify for the Norwegian final on 21st February 2009. Continue reading Happy 10 years anniversary Alexander Rybak!

Great concert with Song and Spelkorlaget in Stavanger, Norway 26.1.2019

Alexander Rybak was a guest artist at the concert “Syng med oss”. 

Song and Spelkorlaget’s  annual and very popular concert “Syng med oss” (Sing Along) was held in Stavanger Concert Hall in Stavanger, Norway . 

Alexander performed both with the choir and had his own section together with his pianist Stefan Zlatanos. According to some of Alexander’s fans who were present, the concert was really great and Alexander was sparkling on stage 🙂  Continue reading Great concert with Song and Spelkorlaget in Stavanger, Norway 26.1.2019

Euro 150.000 in development support for the platform game “Trolle og den magiske fela” – Alexander Rybak

Ravn Studio  receives EURO 150 000 in  developing support for the platformer game of Alexander Rybak’s “Trolle og den magiske fela”.

The purpose of the video game contribution scheme is to strengthen the European gaming industry by supporting innovative content and creative storytelling, and helping to ensure that games reach their full international market potential. Continue reading Euro 150.000 in development support for the platform game “Trolle og den magiske fela” — Alexander Rybak

How to Train Your Dragon 3 – Alexander Rybak gives voice to Hikken – DreamWorks 2019

Alexander Rybak gives voice to Hikken (Hiccup) in the Norwegian version “Dragetreneren 3” from DreamWorks.

In 2010 came the first movie in the computer-animated action fantasy  trilogy “How to Train Your Dragon”, where Alexander Rybak gave voice to the main character Hikken (Hiccup) in the Norwegian version “Dragetreneren”.
In 2014 came the second movie, and this time  Alexander both gave voice to Hikken and also got the honour of having his song  “Into a Fantasy” on the official soundtrack on the Europeen versions.
Now the third and last movie is out, and  Alexander Rybak also this time gives the voice to the main character Hikken in “Dragetreneren 3” .  Continue reading How to Train Your Dragon 3 — Alexander Rybak gives voice to Hikken — DreamWorks 2019

Interview with Alexander Rybak and Arad Aria about their musical collaboration

“My style” of music doesn’t exist – 
Alexander Rybak

Source: An Iranian paper. Director: Arash Sharifzadeh. Translated by Bita J. 

Alexander Igoryevich Rybak is a Norwegian composer and singer who represented Norway in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, and won first place with his song “Fairytale” with a record breaking number of points. His debut album “Fairytales” attracted a lot of positive attention, and charted in the top best-selling music lists in nine countries.He also represented Norway in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, and recently collaborated with the Iranian singer Arad Aria, producing their single called “After You”. The cooperation of a foreign artist with an Iranian has always been regarded a positive experience. We conducted an interview with Alexander Rybak and Arad Aria regarding their collaboration. Continue reading Interview with Alexander Rybak and Arad Aria about their musical collaboration

Alexander Rybak and “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” in Grorud church 10.12.18

Filled Grorud church twice in one evening

The “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” concert is as good as expected. In one evening, Grorud church was filled to the brim twice, and the audience came even from Nottingham as well as Moscow!

Source: Akers Avis, published 21.12.18. Text and photos: ROLF E. WULFF
Translated by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett and Anastasia Silakova.

For 30 years, the “Mother of all Christmas concerts” has travelled around to churches with professional artists to sing the Christmas message and unify the religious festival and joy. Rune Larsen has been a part of this for 17 years in a row, and once again he realised that he and the rest of the singers and musicians had come to the favourite church of all – Grorud Church. Continue reading Alexander Rybak and “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” in Grorud church 10.12.18

Alexander Rybak and “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” in Finnsnes church, article in Folkebladet 23.11.18

A sparkling good Maria in “the Mother of all Christmas Concerts”

Text to the cover picture: SOLD OUT: Two full churches at Finnsnes last night at the Christmas concert with Maria Haukaas Mittet, Rune Larsen, Tor Endresen, Alexander Rybak and Lisa Børud. 

Source: Folkebladet. Published 23.11.18. Text by Reidar Ingebrigtsen. Photo: Trond Sandnes.Translated by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett.

30 YEARS ago, the producer Tore Arne Ranghus had an idea.In short, this idea was about organising church concerts in the pre-Christmas time.But to succeed one hundred percent with this he had to bring with him a bunch of well-known artists.The first gang of the “Stille Natt Heilige Natt” concert was Anita Skogan, Karoline Krüger, Nora Brockstedt and Karstein Isachsen. Since that time, more than 500,000 people have settled in front of a tour team with stage performers who have come and gone, where our own Maria Haukaas Mittet is in her fourth season of Ranghus’ team. Continue reading Alexander Rybak and “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” in Finnsnes church, article in Folkebladet 23.11.18

Alexander Rybak in the TV-show “Muitte Mu”

Alexander Rybak learned to joik in the Norwegian TV-show “Muitte Mu”.

In September 2017 Alexander spent 3 days in Kirkenes in Northern Norway together with his mentor Frode Fjellheim to learn the Sami joik.  After that he went home to compose his first joik “Let The Music Guide You”. The joik was performed for the first time in front of an invited audience in Karasjok in Northern Norway in February this year.

The 3 days in Kirkenes and the performance in Karasjok were broadcast on NRK 10th of November 2018.  “Let The Music Guide You” is a mix of English lyrics and joik, and less than a week after the release it was a hit on YouTube. You can read more about that and Alexander’s reaction to this below the  video. 

Continue reading Alexander Rybak in the TV-show “Muitte Mu”

Alexander Rybak – The boy who only wanted to be seen. nrk.no 10.11.18

Once Alexander Rybak was the one who had to stand by and watch. Now he creates a joik for those who have been bullied and felt left out.

Text to the cover picture: 
RYBAK AND THE VIOLIN: It is well known that Alexander Rybak is a violin champion. Not that known is that he has a desire to make a joik. A joik that will mean something very special. Photo: Johan Mathis Gaup/NRK
Continue reading Alexander Rybak — The boy who only wanted to be seen. nrk.no 10.11.18

A good place to be, said Alexander Rybak – Article in Sør-Varanger Avis 16.11.2018

It’s a valuable promotion when Alexander Rybak shows beautiful Sør-Varanger in Muitte Mu. 

The artists in “Muitte Mu-(Remember me)”, about coming to Kirkenes and Sør-Varanger

The artists who come to Sør-Varanger say they experience a unique tranquility here, tells Ole Rune Hætta, editor of NRK Sápmi and co-responsible for this year’s season of the programme “Muitte Mu-Remember Me.”

Article published in Sør-Varanger Avis on 16/11/2018
Author: Kjersti Sundland , Found by TessaLaTranslation by Jorunn Ekre. revision by Anni Jowett

With Alexander Rybak as one of the personalities, the images from Sør-Varanger will reach fans in a number of countries worldwide.

The artists who have joined us in Kirkenes and Øst-Finnmark express that they have experienced a unique, almost indescribable tranquility when they get here, tells Hætta to SA.

GOOD PLACE TO BE: Rybak felt a unique tranquility in Sør-Varanger. Photo: NRK

 

Continue reading A good place to be, said Alexander Rybak — Article in Sør-Varanger Avis 16.11.2018

Alexander Rybak in Se & Hør’s anniversary show and after party – 23.9.2018

Alexander Rybak with a brilliant performance at Se&Hør’s 40 years anniversary show in Oslo Spektrum, Norway. 

Alexander performed “Fairytale”. He accompanied on violin when Elisabeth Andreassen sang the beautiful song “Danse mot vår” and he did a brilliant violin performance of the super hits “The Final Count Down” by Europe and AC/DC’s  “You Shook Me All Night Long” together with Elisabeth Andreassen and Atle Pettersen. 

Photo by Tore Skaar

 

After the show there was a closed party for more than 300 invited guests. Pictures and a short interview with Alexander you’ll find below the videos. Continue reading Alexander Rybak in Se & Hør’s anniversary show and after party — 23.9.2018

Rybak in Lofoten for the first time – article in Lofotposten 16.9.2018

 Alexander Rybak in Lofoten for the first time.

Text to picture: Closing concert: Alexander Rybak and TrondheimSolistene had their last concert for this season at Leknes. 

-I sense it is a very warm audience, and that they give much of themselves, tells a smiling and happy Alexander Rybak.

Source: Lofotposten, 16.09.18. Text and photo: Geir Inge Winter.
Translated by Jorunn Ekre.

Lofotposten met Rybak during the intermission of the concert at Meieriet’s “Storsalen” together with TrondheimSolistene, and he told us here that he looked forward to the second part of the concert. Continue reading Rybak in Lofoten for the first time — article in Lofotposten 16.9.2018

Scary to meet Alexander Rybak – article 14.09.18

HADSEL: After one day of rehearsal with Alexander Rybak, the kids from the culture schools in Hadsel and Vågan were ready for the audience at Melbu. 

Text to the picture: Last finish: Alexander Rybak and the kids take a final check on what’s going to happen. Now it’s for real! (Photo: Dag Erlandsen)

Source: blv.no published 14.9.18. Text and photo: Dag Erlandsen

– A little scary and lots of fun, says 11-year-old Ingrid Mathisen Andorsen from Kabelvåg.

Continue reading Scary to meet Alexander Rybak — article 14.09.18

Alexander Rybak and the TrondheimSolistene in Mandal church 7.9.2018

Alexander Rybak and TrondheimSolistene delivered an impressive musical experience in Mandal Church on Friday night.

Text to picture: Alexander Rybak and TrondheimSolistene had good control of their string instruments in Mandal Church on Friday night.

Source: Lindesnes paper. Published 7.9.2018. Text and photo: Idar Hennestad Lamo.
Found by Ulli C. Translated by TessaLa, Revision by Anni Jowett. 

Despite a disappointing audience attendance, Kai Stoveland, the head organiser of the Musikvenner Mandal, was delighted with Friday’s great event in Mandal church.

– This was absolutely magical, and certainly one of the best we’ve had, he told to Lindesnes (the news paper) right after the concert was finished. Continue reading Alexander Rybak and the TrondheimSolistene in Mandal church 7.9.2018

Classical and pop in beautiful association – Alexander Rybak in classical concert 7.9.2018

When the TrondheimSolistene’s classical musicians meet the entertainer and multi-musician Alexander Rybak, then yes, it can not be anything but brilliant.

Text to picture: TrondheimSolistene’s and Alexander Rybak in beautiful association and amazing interaction. Photo: Charlie Manatad

Source: Avisen Agder, published 7.9.2018. Text: Kristen Munksgaard
Found by Ulli C. Translated by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett

And it was just brilliant at Flekkefjord cultural centre Spira  on Thursday evening, with Klassisk Flekkefjord as host. For an almost packed (fully seated) grand hall, it became an unforgettable evening with the classic gems alone, and along with Alexander Rybak’s fresh appearance and interpretation of both classical compositions and new and popular songs and melodies. Continue reading Classical and pop in beautiful association — Alexander Rybak in classical concert 7.9.2018

Alexander Rybak receives Platinum trophy for his MGP song – NRK.no 17.8.2018

Platinum Trophy for Rybak’s MGP song

The song “That’s How You Write a Song” has received good streaming figures after the ESC.

Source: NRK.no , published 17.08.2018, Journalist: Jon Marius Hyttebakk
Translated by Anni Jowett

WON MGP FOR A SECOND TIME: Alexander Rybak won MGP 2018, and represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest. (PHOTO: JULIA MARIE NAGLESTAD / NRK)

Alexander Rybak won this year’s MGP final with a big margin and represented Norway for a second time at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon in May.

Now, his MGP contribution, “That’s How You Write a Song”, has reached platinum status based on high streaming rates. Continue reading Alexander Rybak receives Platinum trophy for his MGP song — NRK.no 17.8.2018

Tributes his mother with a song – article on TV2.no 19.07.18

Only Mom could comfort me back then.

Alexander Rybak performed his brand new song “Mom” on “Allsang på grensen” Thursday, July 19th, with his mother in the audience.

Source: TV2.no, published 19.07.18. Text: Vilde Brandtzæg Clausen. Photo: Thomas Andersen/TV2. English transaltion, TessaLa. Revision by Anni Jowett.

Since the Eurovision final, it has been quiet from Alexander Rybak. The song “That’s How You Write a Song” ended in 15th place in this year’s final, and Rybak expressed the disappointment afterwards. Continue reading Tributes his mother with a song — article on TV2.no 19.07.18

Touched his mother to tears from the stage. Seher.no 19.07.2018

I’m so proud of my boy!

The evening edition of the annual summer show “Allsang på grensen”, which was recorded yesterday,  can offer everything from tears to joy. 

Source: Seher.no, published 19.07.18 Text by  Julie Solberg  Marius Kromvoll. Photo by TV2
English translation by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett.

In addition, the popular artist Tor Endresen (59) surprised with the news that he will become a grandfather for the third time , the audience also witnessed a big and emotional moment for Alexander Rybak (32) and his mother Natalia. Continue reading Touched his mother to tears from the stage. Seher.no 19.07.2018

Alexander Rybak performed for Crown Princess Victoria – article in VG.no 15.07.2018

The artist was invited to perform for Crown Princess Victoria on her birthday.

Source: vg.no, published 15.07.18 Text: Anniken Aronsen. Photo: Pr Jahnke and private. 
Translation by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett

July 14, also known as the “Victoriadagen” (Victoria Day) in Sweden,  was made a great celebration of Crown Princess Victoria’s 41st birthday. Alexander Rybak was one of those invited to stand on stage.
– It is the greatest honour for a violinist to be invited to royal celebration. I feel like Ole Bull now, Rybak writes in a text message to VG before the show. Continue reading Alexander Rybak performed for Crown Princess Victoria — article in VG.no 15.07.2018

I have learned to control myself better – Alexander Rybak to Moskovsky Komsomolets 27.04.2018

Alexander Rybak, the hero of Moscow Eurovision made it to Lisbon not without good reason

 
Source: mk.ru Published: 23.04.2018, Text:  Artur Gasparjan
Published in the paper issue №27673 “Moskovsky Komsomolets” on the 27th April 2018.
Translated by Mónika Menyhért, revised by Karina Solberg and Anni Jowett
 

Any day now, the first rehearsals of the Eurovision Song Contest-2018 will start in Lisbon. The current theme of the musical “Olympics” “All Aboard” symbolises not only the completion of the nightmare for the organisers because of last year’s squabbles around the “Crimean greetings in a wheelchair” from Russia, which led to a boycott by the very same Russia of the contest in Kiev, but it has other, more pleasant meanings: for example, a record number of countries – 43 –, including the same Russia with the same Julia Samoylova, who will finally realise her pink dream of participating in the contest, as well as the presence of extremely iconic characters of the Eurovision circus. One of these cherries on the cake was the appearance of the famous Norwegian-Belarusian Alexander Rybak among the contestants.

Continue reading I have learned to control myself better — Alexander Rybak to Moskovsky Komsomolets 27.04.2018

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.