Category Archives: video interviews

Alexander Rybak – host in the radio programme “Min Favorittmusikk” on NRK classic 16.10.2014

klassisk 2Alexander Rybak is one of the regular hosts on the radio programme “Min Favorittmusikk” (My Favourite Music) on NRK Classic. Thursday the 16th of October he had invited one of his teachers from Barratt Due, Henning Kraggerud, who is a well known violinist. You can read more about Henning Kreggerud on Wikipedia here.

For those of you who don’t understand Norwegian, we have made a video with English translation so you all can enjoy Alexander as a host telling us many interesting things about classical music and himself. Enjoy 🙂 Continue reading Alexander Rybak — host in the radio programme “Min Favorittmusikk” on NRK classic 16.10.2014

Alexander Rybak on Eurovision Radio International 29.10.2014

Juergen Boernig from Eurovision Radio International met Alexander Rybak  for an interview during Alexander’s stay in Luxembourg for the ESC Gala Night 2014. The interview was aired in their 3 hour long live stream radio show on Wednesday 29th of October. It was a very good interview about his participation as a composer in the national selection for both Malta, with “Still Here” performed by Franklin Calleja, and Belarus with the song “Accent” performed by a girl band. They also played his new song “What I Long For”.

Recording by Sonya Luzina

Source: Eurovision Radio International

Alexander Rybak will prepare the participants for the Belarusian national selection for “Eurovision 2015”

Alexander invites talented girls to the casting for competing  in the national selection for “Eurovision 2015”!

AR: Dear countrymen, you know that I’m a big fan of Eurovision and I’m a big fan of Belarus, so I invite you all to the local auditions for my song for the national selection. Good luck. Yours Sasha Rybak.

Article was published on sb.by 11.10.2014.

Author: Juliana Leonovich. Photo: “SB”

Translation by Sonya Luzina. English revision by Bita Janz.

Alexander Rybak is in an active searching process. No, the winner of “Eurovision-2009” has no plans to look for his ladylove. This time, all thoughts of the 28-year-old musician are dedicated entirely to his new projects: the other day, he announced the all-Belarusian casting for a new girl band. Newfound Norwegian Meladze (a famous Ukrainian composer and producer) and his team will personally tour around cities and villages to find the most beautiful and strong-voiced Belarusian girls. In addition to Rybak’s patronage, these girls are promised one more substantial stake: this spring, the new girl band will go to Vienna to conquer the sixtieth anniversary of the “Eurovision Song Contest 2015”. 

Continue reading Alexander Rybak will prepare the participants for the Belarusian national selection for “Eurovision 2015”

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

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 – 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 – 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 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

Article and videos: Alexander Rybak at the educational centre of Chelyabinsk’s CTRP, Russia, 22.07.2014

The article published on 22.07.2014 on www.pervouralsk.ru

Source: InterraTV.

English translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Anni Jowett.

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Alexander Rybak has mastered the PlayStation of metallurgists.

Alexander Rybak has mastered the PlayStation of white metallurgists and found where the iPad is sharpened. Recently the winner of “Eurovision” visited the educational centre of CTRP (Chelyabinsk Tube Rolling Plant), where he had a tour and even got to sit at a student desk. However the musician and singer still doesn’t wish to learn the profession of metallurgist while noting: “But I’m glad they (metallurgists) exist.” And the educational centre, Alexander Rybak compared it to “Jurassic Park”, “I see that many doors are closed to us, it is exactly like in Jurassic Park. If suddenly the electricity stops working here, then suddenly all the doors will open and all the students will run to us. “

Alexander appeared to be down-to-earth and fun to chat with – the guest star acquainted with the students with ease, generously giving out hugs, autographs and made pictures with those who were willing. However, the idol asked tough questions – such as whether the students wash their white metallurgists uniform themselves. Continue reading Article and videos: Alexander Rybak at the educational centre of Chelyabinsk’s CTRP, Russia, 22.07.2014

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 – 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 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!

Interview with Alexander Rybak about Kiev 18.06.2014.

Article was published on kiev.vgorode.ua

Author: Evgeniy Korovay

Translation by Julia B. Revision by Anni Jowett.

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We had a guest on our balcony – the winner of “Eurovision”, Alexander Rybak.

We were visited today by Alexander Rybak, the winner of “Eurovision – 2009”. Sasha is not a rare visitor in the capital of Ukraine, but we met for the first time. Vgorode took the opportunity to ask some questions. In particular we asked about Alexander’s favourite places in Kiev and about Maidan. The musician told us that he loves Kiev for the fact that, despite its status of metropolis, it is still a colourful and green city, it is not dusty like many other cities.

Continue reading Interview with Alexander Rybak about Kiev 18.06.2014.

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.

Workshop in the MusikRum Festival, Vesteräs 22.05.14

Photo: Erik Mårtensson/Scanpix
Author: Åsa Johansson
Published: vlt.no 22.05.14
Translation by: Tessa Lande. Revised by: Anni Jowett

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A Eurovision celebrity in Västerås. Alexander Rybak is known for his enthusiastic fiddling, but also for his teaching interest.

This weekend, 2,000 children and young people are going to play, dance and sing together in Vesterås.

A certain fiddler Alexander Rybak is a sticky draw, says Karin Heintz, the project manager for this year’s Musikrumfestival in Västerås.

Continue reading Workshop in the MusikRum Festival, Vesteräs 22.05.14

Alexander Rybak shoots new video music “Into A Fantasy” in Vestkapp 19.05.14

Video about the shooting of new music video. NRK.no, 20.05.2014

Uploaded by Venche M. English translation and subs by Tessa Lande. English revision by Katie Anderson.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwkuuo0EWTw

Alexander Rybak was never in any doubt about where he was going to shoot his new music video.

Article published on NRK.on on 19.05.14
Photo and author: Silje Bårstad

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Tessa Lande. Revision by Anni Jowett.

When Alexander Rybak was going to shoot his biggest music video so far for the single “Into A Fantasy”, he was never in any doubt about where. Namely at Vestkapp at Stad in Selje municipality.

– Everytime I am in this natural environment, I come up with something new and write new music,- says Rybak.

For example the Eurovision hit “Fairytale” was made when he visited Ålesund, and the song he won the “Kjempesjansen” with, was also written only a stones throw from Vestkapp.

– It’s a 100 percent beautiful nature here, with changing weather, soft beaches, deep valleys and exposed mountain tops. It’s something that awakens the versatility in me, says Rybak enthusiastically.

At the harsh Stadplatået there is for once no wind. The sky is blue and it is a clear view to Svinøy Lighthouse and south to Bremanger.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak shoots new video music “Into A Fantasy” in Vestkapp 19.05.14

Alexander Rybak – interviews with NRK radio about his new music video 19.05.2014

Alexander on radio NRK Sogn & Fjordane about his new music video

English translation by Jorunn Ekre. Subs by Tessa Lande.

English revision by Katie Anderson.

Interview with the producer Tone-Lise Asphol and mayor of Selje, Ottar Nygård  19.05.2014

English translation by Jorunn Ekre. Subs by Katie Anderson.
English revision by Anni Jowett.

Alexander Rybak – A Fairytale in Moscow – 5 years anniversary

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Once upon a time, 5 years ago when we were younger, the Fairytale started. Alexander won the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow with a record high number of points and he won our hearts. Today, 5 years later, his record is still standing and our Fairytale Fiddler is still capturing our hearts. We celebrate by looking back on some golden moments from 2009, which were never published here before 🙂

Article published before the  start of 1st Semi-Final on 12.05.2009

Author: Nina Skyrud Photo: Trond Reidar Teigen Source: rb.no

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Translated by Tessa Lande. English revising by Katie Anderson.

 

IT CAN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS

Whatever happens, Alexander has already won.
Whether Alexander Rybak wins Eurovision or not, he has already won the hearts of all on behalf of himself, Norway and all those who stand out in the crowd.
He had already jumped through the screen in Kjempesjansen with his own song “Foolin'”. And made viewers gasp for breath, thinking: Wow, what is this?It is incredibly rare to experience a top-trained classical musician with such a natural and heartfelt ability to communicate. He was not an old fellow when he closed his ears to the skeptics’ attempts to get him to limit himself to a career as a classical violinist. He wanted to perform the music as he felt it, both his own and others. Because when Alexander Rybak plays Rolf Løvland’s “Secret Garden”, It’s hard to remember to breathe.
Continue reading Alexander Rybak — A Fairytale in Moscow — 5 years anniversary

Video: Alexander Rybak – 14 days in Moscow before the ESC final in 2009

Tonight it is Eurovision Song Contest Final in Copenhagen, and that brings us memories from 5 years ago, when the Final of Eurovision was in Moscow and… you all know what happened back then. To make a symbolic celebration of the 5 years since Alexander’s victory, we’d like to introduce you to this documentary, made by NRK back in 2009, first broadcasted on 16.5.2009 as a pre-party for the final. So here it is in full HD and with English subs.

Recording by May Elisabeth. Translation and subs by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Videos: Interviews with Alexander Rybak after the Master-class in Minsk 17.04.2014


Master Class at the National University of Culture and Arts

Upload by Tessa Lande. English translation and subs by Sonya Luzina.

Alexander Rybak meets the Culture Minister of Belarus

Upload, English translation and subs by Julia B. English revision by Katie Anderson.

Continue reading Videos: Interviews with Alexander Rybak after the Master-class in Minsk 17.04.2014

Alexander in the press-centre of “AIF” in Sankt Petersburg 27.02.2014.

Alexander has recently visited Sankt Petersburg, where he performed at the opening of the  Norwegian chemical factory “Joten”. Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, was also presented at the opening. In addition, Alexander visited few TV-shows and had a huge interesting interview with a very popular Russian newspaper “Argumenty i Fakty”, which we translated for you.

Official website of “Argumenty i Fakty” in Saint Petersburg 

Upload by Hilde M. Translation by Zhanna Sergueeva.  English revision by Anni Jowett. Subs by Katie Anderson 

Pictures by Tatiana Shvetsova