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Alexander Rybak answers a questionnaire in Azerbaijani magazine “Nargis”

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Alexander Rybak answers a questionnaire in Azerbaijani magazine “Nargis”

Name: Alexander Igorevich Rybak
Date of Birth: 13.05.1986
Place of Birth: Minsk
Occupation: Singer, violinist

A questionnaire  was published on  nargismagazine.az 19.05.2014.  Author: Nigar Magerramova Translation by Sonya Luzina. Revision by Katie Anderson

1. What is it like to work with children?

It is a pure pleasure.

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Articles about concert in Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku 15.05.2014.

Article was published on news.day.az 16.05.2014.

Translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. Revision by Katie Anderson

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Alexander Rybak gave a fairy tale concert in the Heydar Aliyev Center

The young, famous, talented violinist and singer Alexander Rybak, whose songs are heard all over the world, has celebrated his 28 year anniversary in Baku.

According to Day.Az with reference to Trend, he arrived in the capital of Azerbaijan three days before his concert in the Center of Heydar Aliyev to hold a master class for talented students of the Republican Art gymnasium and prepare with them for their performance on the stage of the Heydar Aliyev Center.

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Article: “Alexander Rybak met his 28 year anniversary with children”

Article was published on www.kp.by 13.05.2014.

Author: Ekaterina Romanova. Photographer: Pavel Martinchik

Translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. Revision by Katie Anderson

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The famous singer admitted that he hopes to conquer the Belarusian show business.

The name  Alexander Rybak has been quite familiar for Belarusians for a long time – first, the winner of “Eurovision-2009” has Belarusian roots. Secondly, the guy appears in our country in almost every season, willingly participates in projects (he judged the last season of the “Singing city” on STB), and now he acquired a Belarusian manager. Besides Rybak, Andrey Guzel has the singers Larisa Gribaleva and Sasha Nemo, and the shocking project “Ms. Bride” on his team.

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Article about upcoming concert of Alexander Rybak in Baku

Article was published on www.news.az,  15 April  2014

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Alexander Rybak to perform in Baku

The Norwegian singer and violinist, winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2009 Alexander Rybak on 15 May will present a new project at the Heydar Aliyev Centre.

The same day, he will give a concert together with students of the National Art Gymnasium.

In connection with the project, he will arrive in Baku three days ahead of the concert and hold seminars and training for the youths to share the stage with him. Rybak will perform with an orchestra consisting of the Gymnasium’s students.

The concert will consist of three parts. The first part will feature the orchestra, the second part a join performance and in the third part, Rybak will give a solo concert.

He will performs hits and other songs from his repertoire.

Interview with Alexander Rybak in Azeri magazine “Your Passage”

Interview was made during Alexander’s visit to Baku in May 2012

Article published in the paper-issue of  “Your Passage”, №36, 2012

English translation by Sonya Luzina. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn

Alexander Rybak: I grew up on the symbiosis of classical and folk music

Charming, talented, cute, emotional, and a little shy – that’s how I remembered Alexander Rybak. He didn’t get a star fever, he can admire, enjoy and love. The most important people in his life are his parents. And he was infinitely glad to meet Will Smith, he was marvelled by his simplicity and sense of humour, at the reception in honour of awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama. He appreciates honesty and loyalty in people, because he is like that himself . And in addition he is interested in psychology, dogs and sushi. … Although he is extremely busy, Alexander Rybak took time for “PASSAGE” and revealed his little secrets in an exclusive interview. By the way, we had agreed that we’ll mention “ESC” only in passing – since there are too many other interesting topics.

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Video: Performance at Swedish ESC-party in Baku. May 22nd 2012

The recording was broadcasted at Eurovision Radio International 20.6.2012.

Recorded by Tessa Lande

Thanks to the great team at The Eurovision Radio International, we can enjoy a sound-recording from Alexanders performance at the Official ESC-party of the Swedish Embassy in Baku, May 22nd 2012, where Alexander and Loreen were invited to perform.

Alexander played “Chaconne” by J.S. Bach, “Bergrosa” by Sven Ole Nyhus and “Fairytale”. The recording was broadcasted June 20th by Eurovision Radio International.

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Alexander Rybak at the official opening of Eurovision 2012 in Baku. 19.05.2012

Alexander was interviewed many times at the red carpet and at the Official opening party by the press from many European countries. We tried to gather all the stuff from that evening in one video:) Enjoy!

Video recording, montage and subs by Tessa Lande. Translation by Sonya Luzina , Zhanna Sergueeva and Ingegerd Claesson.

2 articles:Norwegian press about Alexander in Baku. May 22nd-23rd 2012

 Article published on www.aftenposten.no 22.05.2012

Text and photo by Arve Henriksen.

Link to original article here

Translation by Marianne Saietz

 
Photo: “It will be like a little vacation to return to this circus, especially now when I have travelled so much in Europe”, says Alexander Rybak 
 

Rybak took a break from exams in Baku

BAKU (Aftenposten.no): Alexander Rybak is in the middle of the final heat of exams at Barrat Due, but never the less, he took himself time for a not so little comeback in the Eurovision-circus.

Thursday, Alexander Rybak performs in the interval act at the second semifinal during Eurovision Song Contest, where also Tooji will be in action for Norway. For the Eurovisionwinner from 2009, the trip to Baku is a nice break from the exams-preparations.
 
– ” It will be like a small vacation to return to this circus, especially now, when I have travelled so much around Europe. At the same time, I have practiced a lot, both on preparations for the summer-show with Bettan and Didrik Solli-Tangen and then I also have this violin-exam. Because of that, I practice several hours every day towards that, so I can finally get a paper, saying I am a violinist,” he says.

Alexander Rybak, Dima Bilan, Marija Serifovic, Lena, Ell&Niki perform Eurovision Medley at the 2nd Semi-Final. Interval Act. 24.05.2012

The 5 winners Medley

Written by Alexander Rybak

Performed by Alexander Rybak, Dima Bilan, Marija Serifovic, Lena, Ell&Niki

The winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2009 Alexander Rybak at the Azerbaijan University of Languages 23.05.2012.

Article published on www.adu.edu.az

Link to original article here. 

Translation by Sonya Luzina

On May 23 the Azerbaijan University of Languages (AUL) held a meeting with the winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2009 Alexander Rybak.

First of all Alexander Rybak met with the rector of AUL, the deputy of National Assembly of Azerbaijan and professor Samad Seyidov. S. Seyidov welcomed the guest and said to A. Rybak that university students are looking forward to meeting with him. Speaking how A. Rybak has done a lot for the Eurovision Song Contest, Seyidov noted that prior to his victory in this contest, it was less popular than it is today. The rector of AUL presented the guest with a book of photos of famous places in Azerbaijan.

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Alexander Rybak is learning to play backgammon

Article published on   www.vmdaily.ru  22.05.2012. Link to original article here

Written by  Ramazan Ramazanov. Photos by Artur Samirov

Translation by Sonya Luzina. English revision by Anni Jowett

The hero of Moscow’s Eurovision has devoted the whole of Tuesday, May 22, to his Azerbajani fans. Fans from many parts of the country arrived in Baku to see their idol. 

The entire staff of the hotel, where this  informal meeting was held, were amazed by simplicity and sincerity of the Belarusian-Norwegian artist. Rybak was very attentive to every fan , took photos with them and graciously signed autographs. And he even sang his triumphal song with the fans and played piano .

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Article: “Per Sundnes pulled Rybak off the stage”. Baku – May 22nd 2012

 Article published on www.kjendis.no 22.05.2012.

Written by Merethe Skogrand and Jan Thomas Holmlund. Photos by Håkon Eikesdal and Stella Pictures.

Link to original article here

Translation by Venche M. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn

Bad sound: Per Sundnes tells, that it was he, who rejected Rybak to continue playing at the concert Friday. Photo: Stella Pictures 

Per Sundnes pulled Rybak off the stage

BAKU (Dagbladet): On Friday Alexander Rybak was going to perform at the Norwegian Embassy in Baku, in connection with his visit to the Azerbaijani capital.
Swedish newspapers that were present at the event, wrote that Rybak stormed off the stage and that he was badly prepared.
But Eurovision General Per Sundnes has a different version of the story.

Alexander Rybak on Eurovision-2012 in Baku. 3 articles.

Alexander Rybak: “Baku is almost home town for me”

Article published on vesti.az, 20.5.2012, 13:24

Link to original article here. Journalist Yeg’ana Rzahanova.

Found and translated by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn.

An official opening ceremony of the international song contest “Eurovision 2012” was held In Baku, May 19 at «Euroclub» , which was also attended by Alexander Rybak. As the singer told to Vesti.Az, he is happy that he had arrived in Baku once again .

“Every time I am invited to Baku, I agree with pleasure, because your city is almost home town for me. I met my old friends here. As for the contest “Eurovision 2012”, I believe that it will be held by you at highest level “, – said Alexander Rybak.

Eurovision Song Contest was officially opened in Baku.

Article published on http://eurovision.vesti.ru/, 20.5.2012

Link to original article here. Journalist Natalia Kiseleva.

Found by Sonya Luzina. Translated by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn.

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Video: Rybak, Bettan, Didrik & Tooji on the talk show “Ettermiddag”. 10.5.12

Recording by Tessa Lande. English translation by Hilde M. English revision by Anni Jowett. Subs by Sonya Lusina.

Alexander Rybak in Baku. Jan. 25, 2012

Alexander performed his famous “Fairytale” at the official ESC ceremony of Host City Insignia Exchange and the Semi-Final Allocation Draw together with the introduction of the slogan and theme art for this year’s contest, which were held at Buta Palace, Baku (Azerbaijan). He was at the same stage with other ESC participants: Ruslana, Safura, Aysel, Lena and of course, Ell/Nikki.

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