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Alexander’s concerts in China were cancelled due to politics

Alexander was going to perform in China on 1, 2 and 5 November for the musical “Some Sunny Night” by Thomas Stanghelle, where he portrays Ketil Moe, a respected figure among Norwegian athletes, who gave a personal fight against cystic fibrosis. His parents would participate as well.

Unfortunately, the concerts were suddenly cancelled by the Chinese Department of Culture yesterday, in the context of the general anger of the Chinese government against Norway, after the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiabo, a dissident and political prisoner in China. No other Norwegian artists are known to face similar problems in China so far.

Alexander talked to NRK and TV2 about this issue. Links found by Marianne Saietz (who also pays the subscription to let us watch TV2!) and Vigdis Ar. Uploading by Yannis Papadopoulos. Many thanks for the translation to Tessa La!

More articles about the cancellation here:

Found by Hege Anita SteinvikVG Newspaper

Found by Sara Anja RuskeDagbladet Newspaper

Found by Vigdis ArSide2 website

Congratulations, Alex!

Alexander won one MUZ-TV award in Moscow tonight! Best Breakthrough 2009! Congratulations from all your Facebookies!

Video of Alexander receiving the prize, recorded and uploaded by Rybachka1.
Article from NRK (Norwegian TV), researched by Sara Anja Ruske and translated astonishingly fast by Marianne Saietz.
Alexander Rybak won the award for “breakthrough of the year” at the distribution of the high-prestigeous russian music-awards in Moscow tonight.
by Morten Ruud – 11.6.2010
He got the award for last years European Song Contest-winner «Fairytale».

Attention! MuzTV awards – new voting instructions!

Dear friends!

As you may see, MuzTV webpage has changed its design and now the voting became more complicated for our dear non-Russian speaking friends. But the FaceBookies never sleep 😉 So, now we have made new voting instructions  for you:)) Don’t stop voting, please!

INSTRUCTIONS FOR OUR NON-RUSSIAN SPEAKING FRIENDS ON HOW TO REGISTER AND VOTE: Continue reading Attention! MuzTV awards — new voting instructions!

“The Perfect Birthday Present for the Fiddler II or GUYS, HURRY!!! HURRY!!!” in your movies out now! ;)

Hey guys!!

If you want to participate in our birthday present for the fiddler, you have to hurry!


(watercolor by the FaceBookie Ingegerd)

OK, for those who missed what it is about:

Alex has birthday on May 13th and we decided to support a charity project which gives children all over the world a chance to learn an instrument. It’s called “Playing for a Future” and is run by Valdres Sommersymfoni, which is a music school in Norway. The music school has opened an account for us and we are sending money to it until May 12th. On May 13th, Valdres Sommersymfoni is going to tell Alex about his present and tell us how much we raised.

How is that a present for Alex, you are asking yourself?

Well, it really simple! It’s like math … the circle of life … a formula of happiness:

The fiddler was born -> the music changed his life and made his dreams come true -> the fiddler makes music -> that makes us very happy -> we want to share this happiness with more people and children and make their dreams come true -> the kids in poor countries who have never ever heard of Alexander Rybak and do not knew about his existence will get an opportunity to become professional musicians and an alternative to a life in poverty BECAUSE OF ALEXANDER RYBAK -> that will make them happy -> which will make Alex happy BECAUSE HE MADE THIS WORLD BETTER BY JUST BEING HERE !!! And we will let him know that on his birthday!

You are nodding and smiling. 🙂 I see that you agree with me!

(video by the FaceBookie Marion Kubek)

Ok then, hurry and send money to:

(no matter how much/  more is better, of course/  but also 1 € or 1 $ is great)

Account holder: Nor-Aurdal kommune (municipality)

Account no.: 6182.05.39523

Bank address: Nordea Bank Norge Asa, postboks 1166 Sentrum, 0107 Oslo

People who live in other EU countries need the swift/bic & iban numbers:

Swift/bic: NDEANOKK

IBAN: NO6361820539523

Mark the payment:

«Donation for Playing for a Future»

And don’t forget that the money transaction needs sometimes up to 5 business days !!!

More information and me rambling about it:

Bergen Youth Orchestra in Japan with Alexander Rybak – Report from the tour. March 29th – April 4th, 2010

From March 29th – April 4th, 2010 – Alexander accompanied the Youth Orchestra “Ung Symfoni” on a concert-tour in Japan. The report is written by Elisabet Haavet and was found at the webpage of UNG SYMFONI, HORDALAND

Translation of the last parts of the report,  in which Alexander is mentioned by Marianne Saietz:

“The concert in Osaka, would take place in the amazing IZUMI HALL. It was right next to the hotel and everybody got VIP-cards to get in and out. It was a big pleasure to practise there and people were well-rested from beds, spa and Ferris wheel. Funny, it was also, to accompany and sing back-vocals for Alexander Rybak – still a bit ours!! – and the orchestra took it as good sports, that he changed the partitur 140 times along the way. Swing it did and at the concert, he made the Japanese sing along and clap too. Continue reading Bergen Youth Orchestra in Japan with Alexander Rybak — Report from the tour. March 29th — April 4th, 2010

Collection of articles about Alex, April 7th – 10th, 2010

Norwegian press about Alex’s nomination in the most coveted Russian Music Awards “Muz TV 2010”

(researched by Ingegerd Claesson)

1), April 7th, 2010 – VG has written about Alexander being nominated for Russian Music Award. It looks like they got the information from Facebook. Continue reading Collection of articles about Alex, April 7th — 10th, 2010

The concerts in Japan. Bergen Youth Orchestra with Alexander Rybak as solo-violinist. March 29th – April 3rd, 2010

Google-translation from Japanese. Thanks to Milena Wiatrak for all the links.

Alexander will take part in the 2 concerts on April 1st, 2010 and April 3rd, 2010


PROGRAM Continue reading The concerts in Japan. Bergen Youth Orchestra with Alexander Rybak as solo-violinist. March 29th — April 3rd, 2010

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A collection of articles about Alexander from Norwegian press, March 22th, 2010

1. Orkester-Forum (paper edition): “Alexander on-the-road”

researched by Anne Liisa Gustavsen

The first is a nice interview with Alex on page 8-9, about his new record, orchestra playing, teaching on orchestra courses, what is a good teacher, practicing when one is young and something about the Jante law.

The second is an article on page 11 about Ung Symfoni (Young Symphony Orchestra). They are going to Japan at Easter, and Alex is going with them as a soloist. Continue reading A collection of articles about Alexander from Norwegian press, March 22th, 2010

Gala Concert on 25th April 2010 in Oslo!


You still don´t know how to travel to Oslo for the Menuhin Competition Gala Concert on 25th April 2010? To make it much easier for you just follow the links!

Flights to Oslo:

Tickets for the concert:

Accomodation in Oslo:

Video: Concert-videos from Prague-concert Feb. 25th 2010

The Concert

Springleik – by Julia

Roll with the Wind – By Alev

Dolphin – By Marion K.

Continue reading Video: Concert-videos from Prague-concert Feb. 25th 2010