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Alexander Rybak about Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day 

Valentine’s Day, the day about love and romance. 

Alexander has posted about Valentine’s Day several times, and also given interviews about it.  Below you’ll find two earlier interviews, and also his Valentine’s Day posts on Facebook back to 2012.  And of course the music video “Strela Amura” “Cupid’s Arrow”. Have a great day 🙂 Continue reading Alexander Rybak about Valentine’s Day

Miracles – The Biathlon World Championship song 2016

Miracles – Alexander Rybak and Gaute Ormåsen

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Gaute Ormåsen on vocal, Alexander  on violin and Oslo Soul Children as choir in the the new championship song for Biathlon WC 2016. The song is called “Miracles”, and will be performed live at the opening show 2nd of March in Oslo, Norway at Universitetsplassen, Medal Plaza, Oslo.

The show starts at 19.45 cet and will be streamed live on NRK.no

 

THE PRESS RELEASE
                       You can download “Miracles” from   itunes-logo ICON

And it’s also available on Spotify

Alexander Rybak debuts as author

Alexander Rybak author debuts with an outcast troll and a magic fiddle.

– This is not far from the reality.”

Source: db.no , published 12.06.15 Author: Pål Nordseth Photo Benjamin A. Ward and Cappelen Damm. Translated by TessaLa, Revision by  Bita J.

“Trolle og den magiske fela,” Alexander Rybak’s author debut, will be released in September. It is a semi-autobiographical children’s book about a lonely and outcast troll with a musical instrument that has the ability to completely bewitch its audience, and this becomes a curse for the owner. Continue reading Alexander Rybak debuts as author

Vote for Alexander Rybak in “One to One” show

Congrats to Alexander for a place in the final. Now his fate depends on our vote! Let’s help him win 🙂

The voting starts the 17th of May at and will last until the 23rd of May at 23:59:59 Moscow time. CET 22.59.59.

NB! Only people who lives in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan can vote.

Voting from Russia:
Text  05 to  1880, or call  8-803-333-55-05

Voting from Belarus and Kazakhstan:
Text 05 to 7375

You can only vote 20 times from each phone number

Russian fans made a cute video to support Alexander. You can watch it by clicking on this picture 🙂 

New Russian song “Kotik” and music video soon!

Last year when Alexander was in Moscow, he promised that next time he would come, he would have a new Russian song ready 🙂  And he kept his promise.

New song Moscow
From today’s shooting. Photo: Andrey Guzel

Thursday Alexander finished the recording of the last “One to One” show, and he is still in Moscow recording the music video for his new Russian song called “Kotik” (“Kitten”). Here you can see a few pictures from the shooting, and there is a link to many more 🙂 Continue reading New Russian song “Kotik” and music video soon!

Alexander performs at Time To Show’s anniversary concert in Kaunas, Lithuania

Alexander Rybak visits his dancer friends and will change his image in Lithuania

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Source: balsas.lt  publihsed 16.01.15  Found by Sonya Luzina, translated by Erika Erikutia, revised by Anni Jowett

On Friday Alexander Rybak, the winner of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, is coming to Lithuania from faraway Qatar, where he gave an impressive performance. In the provisional capital the performer will have a concert and the Norwegian of Belarusian origin also has organised a secret visit in Vilnius, about which he refuses to tell.

On Saturday at the Veterinaries Academy in the Great Hall in Kaunas, Alexander will arrange a performance at the dance group “Time to Show”’s anniversary concert. Continue reading Alexander performs at Time To Show’s anniversary concert in Kaunas, Lithuania

Alexander takes part in the popular Russian TV-show “One to One” starting 8th of February

Alexander will take part in the 3rd season of the popular Russian TV show “One to One”, which will be broadcast on the TV-channel “Russia 1”! The show starts on February 8. It will be aired on Sundays at 13:00 CET.  And it’s possible to watch it online here 

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“One to One” is the Russian version of the international interactive reality TV show “Your Face Sounds Familiar”, which has become a big hit on TV for the last two years. This is a show of transformations, whose participants will impersonate legendary artists of the past and present and perform their most iconic hits live on stage.

Continue reading Alexander takes part in the popular Russian TV-show “One to One” starting 8th of February

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.

Alexander Rybak – A YouTuber – Nordic Screens

Alexander has joined the multi channel network at the Norwegian company Nordic Screens. The network contains more than 100 YouTube channels and have more than 3 millions views pr month.

When YouTube started up in 2005, the music business was sceptical because of the free access to music. Since then YouTube has been one of the most important online platforms for artists to spread their music.

Alexander says that YouTube has been a big help in his career, and that he sees his YouTube channel as his one radio channel, where he can upload his music and reach his fans worldwide.

You can subscribe to his YT-channel, and you don’t need to have your own YT-channel to do that. Just click on the link below.  https://www.youtube.com/user/AlexanderRybakVideo

In the video below  Alexander talks about YouTube and his collaboration with Nordic Screen.

The video has English subs by Nordic Screens, revised by Katie Anderson. Russian translation by Sonya Luzina, German by Susanne Berlin, Spanish by Lulu Barcelo, Vietnamese by Bôi-Dung Trân and Portuguese by Ana Bruna Soares.

Nominate Alexander for the GULLSNUTTEN Awards – Nordic Screens 2015

From 5th to the 19th of January you can nominate your favourites for the “Gullsnutten” Awards.

Alexander will automaticly be nominated in the category “YouTuber”. We can nominate him two further more categories, the music-channel of the year and the YouTube clip of the year.

In 2014 Alexander uploaded 8 videos to his YT- channel. Three songs from Christmas Tales (audio), What I Long For, Accent (audio), his new aria “I dine Hender”,  The DreamWorks soundtrack “Into a Fantasy” and the Q&A video.  You will find the URL-link to them all here:

 https://www.youtube.com/user/AlexanderRybakVideo/videos

You make your nominations on www.gullsnutten.no

Vote Nordic Screen Continue reading Nominate Alexander for the GULLSNUTTEN Awards — Nordic Screens 2015

Schedule archive 2015 – Alexander Rybak

Alexander Rybak’s schedule archive 2015

Here is an overview of what Alexander did in 2015 that we know of and is official. Where we have videos, pictures or interviews related to the events, you can click on the words in THIS COLOR to watch/read about it. The list is not yet complete, and we have only finished January and February with links so far. But the work will continue 🙂 

2015 was a great year for Alexander. He took part in the popular Russian TV-show “One to One” with a great success and he published his children’s book “Trolle og den magiske fela”, which got a 5 on the dice with the reviewers.  Continue reading Schedule archive 2015 — Alexander Rybak

ALEXANDER RYBAK FANS: CHERISHED MOMENTS FROM 2014

Dear readers, as this year comes to an end today, it’s the perfect time to remember what it has brought to us. We asked Alexander Rybak fans what were the most cherished moments from 2014, and we publish the answers as a tribute to the passing year. Happy New Year…
Cover photo by Fleur Uiting photography

Continue reading ALEXANDER RYBAK FANS: CHERISHED MOMENTS FROM 2014

Look back and recall your Alexander Rybak memorable moments of 2014

So it´s almost 2015 and like last year we are collecting “Cherished fiddler moments from 2014».  So if you have some favorite videos, photos, experiences or anything else from 2014 that you would like to share, your contribution will be very welcome.
The intention is to make a posting here on Alexander Rybak International Fansite on New Years Eve to show a bit of 2014 as the individual fans have experienced it. And it will be nice if you include your first name and country. Post your contribution in comment to this post. Everyone is welcome to participate until December 30 20:00 CET

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MILKI in EUROFEST 2015 – #Milki #ACCENT #AlexandeRybak – New post card video

NEW POST CARD VIDEO OF MILKI!

Tomorrow, Friday 26th, is the final in Eurofest 2015, the national selection of Belarus’ song for Eurovision 2015. MILKI and “Accent” has got a lot of attention and seems to have good chances to win and get the ticket to Vienna.

Support MILKI by following them on Facebook, Instagram and vKontake, and watch the music video and Eurofest post cards on Youtube. You’ll find all the info here. There you also will find interviews and articles.

 

24. December: Presents are waiting by the Christmas tree

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“Really that’s the best present I could get right now. After all you’re such good huggers.” Alexander talking about hugs (Summer 2014)

We all have wishes for Christmas and in today’s video it`s about presents.(Alexander`s own “wish list” in the past has included many things from simple hugs, football cards, pens, LEGO to the latest video games.) Continue reading 24. December: Presents are waiting by the Christmas tree

23. December: The versatile violinist…

“I like versatility. This is my way to make myself a versatile life” Alexander Rybak

Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales
Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales

 Alexander has always focused on versatility in his career. Based on his Classical education, graduating with the highest grade from the acclaimed Barratt Due Music Institute as a performing violinist, he has laid the foundation for being able to experiment in different music genres, and he does it with bravura. Be it jazz, pop, rap, reggae, funky rhythm, techno dance,  rock, Swedish folksongs, folk music, Slavic music, soundtracks .This versatility together with his enthusiasm and dreams has given him many opportunities to show his skills, in many different ways, like musicals, theatre, revue shows, orchestra seminars, TV and radio shows (both as guest and host), worldwide projects, collaborations with other artists, a music video for DreamWorks and even dancing. And his grand slam victory in ESC 2009, has made him a forever Eurovision star. He is a popular guest in national selections and has often been present at the big happening in May , as a guest, performer or even a reporter 🙂 Continue reading 23. December: The versatile violinist…

22. December: Heading home for Christmas

“I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams”

Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales
Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales

Life can be busy. We often become so caught up in our work and studies that we’re constantly on the go. And the same is true for Alexander; he’s always busy travelling around the globe attending to his various musical projects. Now is the season to take a deep breath, step back, and value what’s most important in life: spending time with the ones we love. Continue reading 22. December: Heading home for Christmas

21. December -Traditions

“My heart always wanders”

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Click the picture for info about Christmas Tales

It is very important to stay true to yearly traditions every Christmas. This includes listening to Christmas music, eating traditional holiday dishes, and spending time with our families. Alexander has performed this beautiful hymn every year ever since his Christmas tour in 2010, and so it has now become a valued tradition to listen to him perform this each year at his concerts.

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Concert performance from the Christmas tour “Stille Natt Hellige Natt”

 

TV performance

 


Calendar project by
Lulu – Mexico, Bita – Canada, Katie – USA,
Anni – UK, Ebba – Sweden, Slavka – Slovakia, Sonya – Russia,
Hilde, Marit, Venche, Tessa, May, Jorunn – Norway


 

19. December: I want to wish you a Merry Christmas…

Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales
Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales

“It is such fun to be a part of this tour”

After over 25 years on the road, one could safely say, that “Stille Natt, Hellige Natt” Christmas tour  has become a tenacious tradition. But this is what Christmas is like, we enjoy doing the same things over and over again any many of the audience also show up faithfully year after year.

Continue reading 19. December: I want to wish you a Merry Christmas…

18. December : A Classic Winter

“Classical music isn’t that many steps from Rock’n Roll”

Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales
Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas TalesWinters can be harsh, icy and cold (especially in Norway!), but

Winters can be harsh, icy and cold (especially in Norway!), but it’s your loved ones who can bring back the warmth into the season.
What better way then to express the essence of winter’s soul than through music? Alexander does just this in the following video, where he performs Vivaldi – “Winter”, from his 2010 tour “Swinging Home for Christmas”. Continue reading 18. December : A Classic Winter

17. December: Wonderful Peace at Christmas

Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales
Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales

“What will save the world?: Definitely not fighting.

At Christmas time, the landscape is covered in a white blanket and everything’s quiet. The world seems to be standing still, as if protected by the angel’s white wings.

The Christmas season is a time to calm down, make time for peace and all the good things. To enjoy the first snow flakes and being together with our loved ones. Continue reading 17. December: Wonderful Peace at Christmas

16.December – Never Stop Dreaming

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Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales
Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales

“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

15. December : Trololo this sweet Christmas time

Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales
Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales

“From all of us to all of you”

“I denne søte juletid” is a traditional tune with lyrics by Hans Adolph Brorson (1694-1764). The title means “In this sweet Christmas-time” Alexander presented this piece on the 2011 Christmas tour “Vinter bilder”

Continue reading 15. December : Trololo this sweet Christmas time

14. December: And Rudolph’s nose is still red.

Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales
Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales

“Beautiful album, wonderful man <3
Love being on tour with you! :)”
Marian Aas Hansen

A humorous Christmas song in a capella style with an intense tempo, solo performances and beautiful singing. And Rudolph`s nose is still red. It`s easy to see that the Stille Natt Hellige Natt gang are having a great time here. Continue reading 14. December: And Rudolph’s nose is still red.

11. December – All made out of snow…

Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales
Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales

Now, we are a few days into December. One thing I absolutely love about the winter is the snow! You can go skiing, ice-skating, have snowball fights, building snow-forts, snow-angels and build castles made of snow. Then go inside and drink something warm. I hope you’re enjoying the calendar and the winter so far. Continue reading 11. December — All made out of snow…

10. December… Mother and Child.

“There’s no place like home, there’s no home like love.”

Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales
Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales

Christmas is a time for family and “Himlen i min Famn” is a song about  the Virgin Mary’s hopes and fears for her unborn child.

Alexander accompanied Anne Vada on this beautiful song on the 2011 Christmas
tour “Vinterbilder” (Winter pictures). We present one of their performances here. Continue reading 10. December… Mother and Child.

9. December – Blue Christmas

Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales
Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales

Missing someone

Christmas is mostly a time for joy, but it can also bring back feelings of sadness. Perhaps you miss a somebody, or just feel lonely. Here’s an interesting video of Alexander singing about a “Blue Christmas” due to the absence of a loved one, from his “Swinging home for Christmas” tour in 2010. Continue reading 9. December — Blue Christmas

8. December – Dare to dream

“If we wouldn’t dare to dream, no dreams would ever come true”

In 2012 Alexander made a album called “Christmas Tales” with many American Christmas songs and a few of his own as well. The really cosy album helps me a lot to get into Christmas mode. And it also makes me dream a bit. What do I want to do next year? Even if the stuff is impossible it’s always nice to dream! Continue reading 8. December — Dare to dream

7. December – He is a joy to experience

Warm winter pictures
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Click the picture for info about Christmas Tales

2011 was the year that Alexander held his festive Christmas tour called “Vinterbilder” (Winter pictures). The medley shown here is from his concert in Bragernes Church, Drammen, on December 3rd. This concert was a little extra special, since around 30 of Alexander’s international fans from all over the world attended his show that day, making it a performance to remember. Continue reading 7. December — He is a joy to experience