All the pictures are taken by Ebba Raab
This comes really late but here is my report of the concert in Göteborg. We arrived to Gothemburg about 1 hour late. Never count on SJ to be on time… I decided it was no idea to go to the hotel and instead I hurried to the info to get a map over the town, It was my time in Gothemburg not spent at the station. The girl at the info heard I was from Stockholm and asked what I was doing in Gothemburg. I told her about the concert, she had no clue who Alexander was, but told me to enjoy it. I got to the place I thought was the concert hall but wondered if I was right.
Continue reading Fan report by Ebba Raab — Alexander Rybak — Concert with children in Göteborg 06.04.204
Article was published on www.belta.by 17.04.2014.
Author: Michael Matievsky
Translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. Revision by Anni Jowett.
Boris Svetlov and Alexander Rybak
This Autumn Alexander Rybak will hold concerts in the cities of Belarus with the local children’s orchestras. This decision was made by the Ministry of Culture of Belarus after the meeting with the artist, – reports the correspondent of BELTA.
The singer told the Minister of Culture of Belarus, Boris Svetlov, about his experience in organising concerts with children’s orchestras in Scandinavia and America. “I made arrangements for the orchestra in different genres – either it was jazz , rock, classical or popular music , practised with the children’s orchestra, and we made good concerts . I have a dream to organise such a project in my homeland,” – said the artist .
Continue reading Article: “This Autumn Alexander Rybak will hold concerts in the cities of Belarus with local children’s orchestras”
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
Article was published on www.news.az, 15 April 2014
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.
Published in the paper issue of “Fanaposten” on 11.02.14
Author and photographer: Kent Roar Nybø.
Found and translated by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.
Signs autographs: Alexander gave many autographs to the young musicians this weekend.
Adventurous reunion with Rybak
NESTTUN: Next week Alexander Rybak is playing in New York and visits the Senkveld boys in Sochi. The reunion with Nesttun strings in Bergen is just as big.
– Can we get your autograph?
– Can you sign on my arm?
– Our teacher also wants an autograph!
Alexander Rybak captivated the members of Nesttun Young Strings this the weekend – as he did when he played a concert with them in October 2012. Continue reading Article about Alexander Rybak’s participation in Vestlandsfestivalen in Bergen, Fanaposten 11.02.14
Alexander had a 3-day seminar with children’s marching bands from Ski, Drøbak/Frogn and Nordby, which finished with a smashing concert on November 3rd in Rådhusteater, Ski (Norway).
Here are videos from this concert, made by the Facebookies for you 🙂 Videos are listed in the performed order:
recording by Ellen NL
Funny little world
recording by Ellen NL
Alexander Rybak – violin, Stefan Zlatanos – piano
recording by Jorunn E.
Continue reading Videos: Alexander Rybak played a concert with marching bands
Article in paper issue of “Østlandets Blad”, published on 31.10.2013
Author of text and photo: Stig Persson
Found by Ulli Cologne. Translated by Jorunn Ekre. English revision by Anni Jowett.
Looking forward to it: The musicians of the Nordby, Ski and Drøbak/Frogn school marching bands are looking forward to the celebrity concert at Rådhusteatret in Ski. Here are both marching bands, drill and juniors are gathered at the joint rehearsal at Nordby school on Monday night.
There’s going to be a sold out house at Rådhusteatret on Sunday afternoon, and a 100 young musicians will have a memory for life. At 4 pm things will go off with a bang for the members of Nordby, Ski and Drøbak/Frogn school marching bands. This is the fifth year we will have a celebrity concert. It started with our 50 year anniversary in 2009. Back then Rein Alexander joined us. We felt it worked out so well that we wanted to have more people join us. Ski and Drøbak/Frogn joined us after.
Continue reading Nordby, Ski and Frogn School marching bands are ready for the concert with Alexander Rybak
On September 29, 2013, Alexander Rybak and children from Lofoten and Vesterålen orchestra played a concert, which concluded the 3-day seminar that Alexander had provided to the young musicians. Both seminar and final concert were held at Øksneshallen (Myre, Vesterålen, North Norway). 450 people came to see the final concert on Sunday. A brave facebookie Sara Anja was among the audience and made the recordings for us! Thanks a lot, Sara!
The videos are listed in the order of performance:
Alexander Rybak and children from LVO
Continue reading Videos: Alexander Rybak played a concert with young musicians in Vesterålen
Fairytale in Skellefteå
Short internet-version of the article: Link to the original article here (no longer available) Author: Bertil Håkansson Translation by Ebba Raab
The guy with the fiddle, Alexander Rybak, had his big breakthrough in 2009 when he won Eurovision Song Contest with the song ”Fairytale”. Recently he had two concerts in Skellefteå backed up by 250 string-students.
Continue reading Article about Alexander Rybak’s concert in Skellefteå. Swedish magazine “Rumba”
Written by Johannes Hogberg. Photo by Ulf Johansson
Published in the paper issue of “Norran”. 16.02.2013.
Found by Ulli Cologne. Translated by Ingegerd Claesson.
Revision by Anni Jowett
A Eurovision winner and his string project.
SKELLEFTÅ: At the same time the Swedish artists had their general rehearsal of Melodifestivalen was the Norwegian Eurovision winner in Skellefteå. But this time Alexander Rybak isn’t here for the rose coloured party. He has his own project.
In 2009 he won ESC in Moscow with the song ”Fairytale”.It had a big impact in Norway. But that he became a mega celebrity in the whole of Europe wasn’t the most important thing. It doesn’t care very much about it.
– In Norway there were 60 percent more who started to play the violin after I had won. What gives me most here(he points at his heart) isn’t what happens in the big concert halls, but what happens locally, says Rybak.
Continue reading Article about Alexander Rybak’s concert in Skellefteå, Sweden
Alexander Rybak: “The hardest thing in life is to make something simple”
Source: Poplight. Published 2013-02-15
Written by Jesper Lindqvist. Pictures by Roger Larsson
Translation by Tessa Lande. Revision by Ingegerd Claesson & Anni Jowett
He came from nowhere in 2009 and took Europe by storm when his super hit “Fairytale” won the Eurovision Song Contest. Now, Alexander Rybak, tells in an exclusive interview for Poplight, his opinion of what is good music and about his plans for the future. – My dream for the future is to settle down and just write songs, Alexander Rybak says.
Alexander Rybak is currently in Skellefteå for the weekend to give two concerts together with string students from music schools in Skellefteå, Umeå and Lycksele. The music school in Skellefteå has arranged this in connection with its 50 years anniversary.
Poplight met the Norwegian violinist, and artist, after a practicing session with the students.
Continue reading Exclusive Alexander Rybak’s interview for Poplight
STICK OR CARROT?
“Parents must accept children’s tears”
Author: Malin Nordegren. Found and translated by Ingegerd Claesson
Source: DN.se, published 09.02.11 Continue reading Interview of Alexander Rybak to Dagens Nyheter (Swedish newspaper) – 9.2.11