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Interview with Alexander Rybak and Ingrid Berg Mehus 25.2.2019

She was the best young love
– Alexander Rybak 

An interview with Alexander Rybak and Ingrid Berg Mehus at Barratt Due, where they Saturday 23th February played a concert together. 
Source: paper issue of Dagbladet 26.2.19  and db.no 27.2.19 Text: Amanda Strand Askeland. Photos: Original article photos by Christian Roth Christensen is not use in this post.  Romerikes Blad 25.2.19.
Found by Anastasia Silakova, translated by TessaLa, revised by Anni Jowett. 

Singers, violinists and composers. Ingrid Berg Mehus and Alexander Rybak have a lot in common.

We meet the good friends at the music school Barratt Due, where they both have been students previously. Mehus participates for the first time in the Melodi Grand Prix on Saturday with the song “Feel” which she has written together with her husband Bjørnar Hopland and Anthony Modebe. Continue reading Interview with Alexander Rybak and Ingrid Berg Mehus 25.2.2019

Did Rybak Manage to Make the Grade? – June 12th 2012

Young Alexander Rybak managed to persuade viewers, pundits and sceptics alike when sweeping to victory in 2009. Would he be able to have the same effect on his examiners when he graduated this week from the Barratt Due Institute of Music?

Article posted on www.eurovisionary.com 12.6. 2012. Author: Kristján Sveinsson

Link to original article here . Found by Ulli Cologne

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Alexander Rybak – Thanks for everything dad! – June 12th 2012

Alexander Rybak has got a musical upbringing.

Thanks for everything dad!

When Alexander Rybak did music exams at the Barratt Due Institute of Music before the weekend, he hit his dad’s heart strings.

Article published in the paper-issue of norwegian magazine “Her&Nå”, 12.6.2012. Written by Philip Reiler. Photos: Tom Hansen

Found and translated by Tessa La. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn

The hectic program of ESC winner Alexander Rybak (26) has made it a challenge to take the graduation exam concert at the Barratt Due Institute of Music.
But when he finally made it, he got the top grade!

Family and friends had both a thrilling and touching concert experience where the multi talent served anecdotes between music pieces and talked about when he played with his dad Igor (57).

Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Thanks for everything dad! — June 12th 2012

Video: Full exam concert of Alexander Rybak in Barratt Due. 07.06.2012

Alexander Rybak’s violin exam for barchelor degree in Barratt Due music institute.

On piano: Gunnar Flagstad

Recording by Venche M. English translation by Laila S.H. Subs by Julia B. Russian translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. Polish translation by Klaudia Jasińska. Croatian translation by Karolina Pavlov. Slovak translation by Danka Čolláková. Turkish translation by Tülay Aydın.

List of played pieces:

Johann Sebastian Bach: “Chaconne” (from Partita no 2 in D minor for solo violin)
Franz Schubert: “Rondo Brilliant”
Claude Debussy: “Clair de Lune”
Francois Schubert: “The Bee”
Johannes Brahms: “Hungarian Dance No 5”
Bjarne Brustad: «Natur og Hulder» (from “Eventyrsuite” for solo violin)
Alexander Rybak: «Dagdrøm»
Trad: “Hungarian Suite” (Hungarian Rhapsody)
Antonio Bazzini: “La Ronde de Lutins” (“Dance of the Goblins”) + ABBA’s “Money Money” & Jerry Lee Lewis: “Great balls of fire” 01:05:02
Dick Finch / Jack Little / Tommie Malie: “Jealous”

Alexander Rybak got A at violin exam June 7th 2012

Photo: Two percent exam-nerves. Alexander Rybak has studied for three years at Barratt Due Musikkinstitutt. Today, he was examined and had to give exam-concert.

Alexander Rybak got A at violin-exam

” That is actually reserved for those who practice every single day. I don`t do that”.

Article published on www.dagbladet.no 7.6.2012. Text: Jonas Pettersen. Photos: Steinar Buholm. Link to original article here

Translation by Marianne Saietz

(Dagbladet): 3 years ago, he got the all time high score at the International Final of Eurovision. Today, Alexander Rybak struggled determined, to get an A at his violin  exam at Barratt Due Music Institute.

“I will get a little bit disappointed, if I don’t get a top grade but then, the top grades are really reserved for those who practice every single day. I don´t do that. I travel around Europe every other week, play pop concerts and flirt with girls”, Rybak says to Dagbladet.

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Alexander on NRK after his exam-concert. June 7th 2012

Video-recording of “Dagsrevyen” – NRK, 7.6.2012 with subtitles.

Link to original broadcast from NRK here

Recording by Venche M. English translation by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett. Subs and Russian translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. Polish translation by Martyna Agnieszka Jasińska. Slovak translation by Danka Čolláková.

Thursday June 7th, Alexander gave concert at Barratt Due Musicinstitute. It was his bachelor-exam as violinist and he passed with the top-grade “A”.  NRK was there and filmed before, during and after his exam. In the evening, he was guest in the news-program “Dagsrevyen” and interviewed by Viggo Johansen.

Alexander Rybak -“Got top-grade at violin exam” June 7th 2012

Photo: Alexander Rybak had Gunnar Flagstad with him on piano at his exam-concert thursday afternoon.

Got top-grade at violin exam

Article published on nrk.no 7.6.2012. Text and photo by Fred Olav Vatne. 
Found by Tessa La. Translation by Marianne Saietz

There was room for both humor, seriousness, anecdotes and song when Alexander Rybak held his final violin exam at Barratt Due Music institute today, for which he got the grade A.

When Alexander Rybak opened his exam-concert Thursday afternoon the concert hall of Barratt Due was “As full as we are allowed to fill it”,  as the spokesperson of the house said in his introduction.

Typical that the things, you struggled with goes like a dream.

The concert opened with challenging and virtuoso music by Johann Sebastian Bach and Franz Schubert, before Rybak came with “lighter” music as ” Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy. It was nevertheless here the difficulties began for the exam-candidate.

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Video interviews after Alexander Rybak’s violin exam at Barratt Due 07.06.2012

Interview on VGTV

Recording by Sonya Luzina. Englis translation by Laila S.H. Polish translation by Klaudia Jasińska. Subs by Julia B.

Interview on NRK

Recording by Julia B. English translation by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett. Subs and Russian translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. Slovak translation by Danka Čolláková. Polish translation by Klaudia Jasińska.

Alexander Rybak – Concert Master of Barratt Due’s Symphony Orchestra. 03.02.2012

Alexander was the concert master of Barratt Due’s Symphony Orchestra at the  Concert in the University Aula, Oslo. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Concert Master of Barratt Due’s Symphony Orchestra. 03.02.2012

Alexander Rybak and Didrik Solli-Tangen talk about comeback to studies, 29.06.2011.

Found by Olina Novikova. Uploaded by Sonya Luzina. English translation by Tessa La. German translation by Sabine Fundel. Russian translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. Subs by Julia Bezbakh