A long awaited jazz concert with Alexander Rybak and Felix Peikli.
A short report from the concert by someone who was present. Playlist and videos from the concert you’ll find below 🙂
Ever since I saw videos from the jazz concert these two brilliant musicians had in 2010, I have waited for a chance to see them live together. And suddenly the festival @Karpedammenscene, supported by Aftenposten, announced the concert, which due to the time of the day they called Jazz Brunch 🙂 And this time I couldn’t let the chance pass by, even if I had to drive for 18 hours in 1,5 day. And it was definitely worth it 🙂
Alexander was the surprise artist at the free open-air New Year’s concert in Chisinau, Moldova. The concert stared after midnight and lasted for about 45 minutes. The concert was streamed live on Moldova’s national TV station Moldova 1. Earlier in the evening Alexander performed at a New Year’s party at Berd’s Design Hotel. His Ukrainian manager Yana Pryadko was present and shared this video on FaceBook:
The open-air concert
The concert was great. It was obviously a bit cold, but with a Christmas hat and warm jacket, Alexander managed well. During the concert he also went down to greet the audience and handed out signed cards and some other stuff. Pictures from the concert you can see below the video.
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.
After have introduced in Hungary with a performancein the Open Air Theater on the Margaret Island in August 2015, Alexander returned to Budapest and gave a concert together with the finalists and winners of the previous series of the Hungarian Virtuosos Talent Show (in Hungarian: “Virtuózok“) in the Várkert Bazár.
Before arriving, he sent this video message to his Hungarian fans:
Alexander Rybak performed at the popular Midsummer Festival “Seto Jaanituli” in Estonia.
In addition to perform his most popular songs, he also gave a short interview to Tallinna TV Suvestuudio. The parts from his concert and the interview that were broadcast on Suvestuudio’s daily summer programme 13.07.2017, you’ll find it in the video below.
The lyrics of the song “I’m in Love” and the interview has subtitles.
Thanks to Mónika Menyhért and Anglesina Est. for finding this 🙂
Now Tallinna TV Suvestuudio has uploaded “I’m in Love” and “Dovregubbens Hall/ Fairytale” on Youtube 🙂
Alexander Rybak – “Tusen Takk” benefit concert in Boxmeer, the Netherlands.
“Tusen Takk” Benefit for Cystic Fibrosis was organized by Niels Peeters and her family in Boxmeer, the local town in the Netherlands where Niels lives. It was also a celebration of Niels’ 25 anniversary and 10 years since her lounge operation. Alexander, who is a friend of Niels and her family, said yes to perform at the concert already a year before. And he brought with him the pianist Stefan Zlatanos, and together they gave a great concert. Continue reading The Benefit concert “Tusen Takk” in Boxmeer 30. October 2016→
Alexander was a guest artist in Greta Salome’s great concert in Reykjavik, Iceland, the 18th of March 2017. The concert was held in Harpa Concert Hall. Thursday the 17th the concert was played twice in the Hof Concert Hall in Akureyri. All three concerts were sold out! 🙂
Alexander played the following songs: “Song from a Secret Garden”, “I Came to Love You”, “Roll with the Wind”. Then two duets with Greta Salome: “Violin Fun” and “Four seasons, Summer by Vivaldi”, and Alexander featured with Greta Salome and Stefan Jakobsson in Iceland’s Eurovision song 2012 – “Never Forget”. And as the final number Greta joined Alexander in “Fairytale”.
From classical to pop – Alexander with concert in Gomel, Belarus.
Alexander had a great concert with Gomel Symphony Orchestra the 2nd of March, and thanks to Galina Sokolova and Juliet Rusak, we can now enjoy videos of his performances and small talks between the songs. 🙂
Here is the complete playlist.
Click on the symbol in the upper left corner, next to “1/12”, to see the songs in the playlist.
Videos from Alexander Rybak’s concert in Ostrava, Czech.
Thanks to several fans of Alexander who recorded the performances, we can all enjoy the concert. Alexander also had a guest artist, Elis, with whom Alexander performed a duet with a song from his favorite fairytale “The Beauty and the Beast”.
You can watch the whole concert in the videos below, or clik on the bold titles in the playlist to see each song. 🙂
Thanks to Joerg Kollan, Ulli C. and Sonia Ogrocka for these videos.
Orquesta del Centario, the Argentinian band Alexander performed with in Buenos Aires in May 2016, is on a European tour and right now they have several concerts in Norway. Alexander asked if he could perform with them again, and so he did Friday 9th of September in their concert at Cosmopolite Scene in Oslo, Norway. His good friend Karl Espegaard is a member of the band, and he and Alexander played a duet , and Alexander also joined the band in a tango. Continue reading Alexander and Orquesta del Centenario at Cosmoplite in Oslo, Norway 09.09.16→
Alexander Rybak with concert in Soligorsk, Belarus, in celebration of the Day of the City and Miner’s Day 2016.
To congrats the residents of Soligorsk, the winner of Eurovision 2009, especially flown in from Norway, and the group “MILKI”, presented good live music and a good mood to the audience at the Soligorsk Square.
Here are some pictures and videos from the concert. A big thanks to the YT-uploaders 🙂
Friday 29th of April Alexander Rybak had his first concert in Latin-America. The concert was at Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Thanks to his fantastic Latin-American fans, we can all enjoy this great moment. A big thank you to all of you who have uploaded videos 🙂 The featured picture is a collection of pictures found on Instagram.
Alexander was invited to perform at Tonicaorkestern’s (Tonica Orchestra) 60s anniversary celebration concert.
One of the many highlights of the amazing concert was the duet between Alexander and the conductor Bo-Göte Nygren playing “Czardas” of Vittorio Monti and “Viva la Vida“. Thanks to Anastasia Silakova for these great videos 🙂
Pictures and greetings in both Swedish and English from Tonicaorkestern 🙂
The weekend 12-14th of February Alexander had an orchestra seminar with more than 90 young musicians, mainly violinists, from the municipalities of Herøy, Ulsteinvik, Hareid, Sande, Ørsta, Volda, Stryn, Ålesund, Tresfjord og Valldal in addition to culture students from the Herøy Culture School. The orchestra seminar and concert at Fosnavåg Concert House was organised by the local orchestra Havella.
It was a great experience for the young students and thanks to Robert Skeide and Kristian Ødegaard Skeide we can provide you pictures and videos from the seminar and the concert. The intro on the videos has English subtitles 🙂
Click on the pictures to see the albums 🙂
Videos by Kristian Ødegaard Skeide. They all have English subtitles on the intro.
Engebret Soot was a big admirer of the famous Norwegian violinist Ole Bull. In the theatre play “Soot-Spelet” there is a scene where Engebret Soot travels to Oslo for one of his concerts. He was delayed and the concert was over when he arrived. Engebret Soot was not a man who gave in easily, so he went to the hotel where Ole Bull stayed, woke him up and demanded him to play for him.
Dennis Storhøi as Engebret Soot and Alexander Rybak as Ole Bull. The video has subtitles in English, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Hungarian and German 🙂
The video is recorded by Ulli C, translated to English by TessaLa and revised by Anni Jowett. Azerbaijani by Azadə İmranzadə, German by Ulli C, Turkish by Behire Nilüfer, Hungarian by Mónika Menyhért and Spanish by Lulu Barcelo
April 10, Alexander performed at “Eurovision Preparty Riga” in Palladium concert hall in Riga. “Eurovision Preparty Riga” is an annual Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) promotional event held in Riga, Latvian capital, usually 6 weeks before the ESC final. The main idea of the event is to promote songs that will take part in ESC of that year. In addition to Alexander, other special guests attended the party – the winner of ESC 2011 Eldar Gasimov, winner of ESC 2002 Marie N, and 3rd place holder of ESC 2013 Zlata Ognevich.
Recording of Alexander’s appearance. The video is also available on Vimeo
Playlist: “Europe’s skies”, “In the Hall of the Mountain King”,
“Into A Fantasy”, “Roll with the Wind”, ESC-Medley
2014 will soon be over and we are summing up the new music released through the year where Alexander has taken part as composer, lyrics writer or performer. And we counted 24 new ones from 2014, not bad. Some songs are released worldwide, some only in Norway and some only as official videos on youtube so far. This is just a listing of the songs, click the links for more info on each song.
Alexander Rybak performed at the Norwegian game exhibition Spillexpo 2014 . He played the Super Mario Theme song on violin, and you can watch the performance and the interview afterwards with VGTV in the videos below.