Article published at NRK.no on 26.03.2014
Journalist: Ola Nymo Trulsen
Found by Ragnhild Veire. Translated by Venche M. English revising by Anni Jowett.
– I will never forget my classical roots,- Alexander Rybak said when he took over the airwaves for an hour to be radio DJ on NRK Classic.
In the programme “My Favourite Music” on Tuesday it was the artist Alexander Rybak’s turn to pick out his favourite pieces.
– Versatility is the key for me. No genre is more versatile than classical music,- Rybak said right at the start of the broadcast and fired up “Champagne gallop.”
Deeply concentrated: There is something familiar with this stand in! Alexander Rybak prepares a broadcast in NRK classic newsroom.
Photo: Sven Ole Engelsvold / NRK Classic
Rybak even played one of the few recorded tracks where he is the solo violinist.
– I am very self-critical. That is why I rarely recorded tracks as violinist. But I tried it though five years ago, as a bonus track on my pop record,- Rybak says and spin starts his own interpretation of Rakhamninovs “Vocalise”.
Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Interview on nrk.no and host in “Min Favorittmusikk 26.03.14
On September 11th 2013 Alexander Rybak, accompanied by pianist Stefan Zlatanos (Norway) and the Christopher Chamber Orchestra (Lithuania), performed a classical concert in Vilnius Picture Gallery as a closing part of the annual Christopher Summer Festival. The concert has been broadcasted on Lithuanian TV-channel “LRT kultura” on October 12th.
Recording by Tessa Lande
If the video on YouTube is blocked for you, you can watch it on Dailymotion
On September 11th Alexander Rybak, accompanied by pianist Stefan Zlatanos (Norway) and the Christopher Chamber Orchestra (Lithuania), performed a classical concert in Vilnius Picture Gallery as a closing part of the annual Christopher Summer Festival.
Thanks a lot to a brave Lithuanian facebookie Erika Jasiūnienė, who filmed the whole concert for us! Enjoy! 🙂
“Dagdrøm” by Alexander Rybak
“Clair de lune” by Claude Debussy
“Summer” from “Four seasons” by AntonioVivaldi
Continue reading Videos: Alexander Rybak performs a classical concert in Lithuania
Article from www.balsas.lt , published on 04.09.2013
Found and translated by Erika Jasiūnienė. English revision by Anni Jowett.
“Battle of Choirs”: A. Rybak (photo by Eve Budzeikaitės)
The European charmer Alexander Rybak shies away from the world of entertainment: to become a hostage to money – it is awful.
The winner of Eurovision 2009, Alexander Rybak, has no chance to relax from the marathon of television shows and pop concerts following his success. During recent years he has had more than 100 performances per year! But at the Christopher Summer Festival the guy will reveal his lesser-known talents…
“First and foremost I am a composer, then a violinist and a pop singer”,- the Eurovision star who lives in Norway has said repeatedly. Alexander Rybak’s upcoming concert in Vilnius will make sure of that, because the guest promises to perform violin classics and his own compositions with the St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of Professor Donato Katkaus.
Continue reading Alexander Rybak promised to show another musical side in Vilnius
Alexander performed at the outdoor concert in the courtyard of the Vigeland Museum in Oslo on August 18th together with pianist Stefan Zlatanos and a young violinist Inga Våga Gaustad as a guest-artist.
Here is a full playlist of videos, made by the facebookies who attended this concert. Videos are listed in the order the pieces were performed.
“Liebesleid” by Fritz Kreisler
recording by Tessa Lande
“It aint necessarily so” from the opera “Porgy and Bess “by George Gershwin (arranged for violin by Jascha Heifetz)
recording by Tessa Lande
Continue reading Videos: Alexander Rybak played classical concert at Vigeland’s Museum
Link to the source.
Found and translated by Erika Jasiūnienė. English revision by Katie Anderson.
Alexander Rybak, a violin Fairytale
August 31, Saturday, 20:00
At the Vilnius picture gallery courtyard
(Address: Didžioji g. 4, Vilnius)
The powerful musical intrigue
The Concert is organized with the Norwegian Embassy.
The soloist, Alexander Rybak (violin, Norway) with the Vilnius City municipality St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, and conductor Donatas Katkus.
At the Christopher summer festival – powerful musical intrigue!
The charismatic Alexander Rybak will appear with the St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Donatas Katkus.
The popular singer, who became famous after an impressive Eurovision contest, will make his first appearance in Lithuania as a serious musical performer. This side of his activity is not as well known, but in Alexander Rybak’s life the violin takes an extremely important role – the musician has played the violin from the age of five. He started to sing, he admits, to attract the attention of girls…
And how much he compels your attention solely with the violin, you will only find out in this concert!
Ticket prices: 32-102 Lt
Tickets can be purchase at
Found and translated by Tessa La
Photo improved by Alev Can
Revised by Bita J.
Reporter: Gry Støre
Photo: Nils Harald Ånstad
New round with Alexander Rybak
Alexander is back as an instructor at Aalesund Orchestra School, and is more nervous than he was before Grand Prix.
“This is something totally new for me, because this time it’s my own project. It shapes my future”, Alexander Rybak (25) says.
“This is what I like to work with. To make concerts with children and young people which turns into unique experiences for the audience. It’s regardless of age and music tastes. A little pop, some classical and some folk songs”, he says.
Continue reading “New round with Alexander Rybak” – Article on the paper issue of Sunnmørsposten 9.8.11
Link to original article: http://www.groruddalen.no/klassisk-paa-rommen.4923198-77747.html
Translation by Laila Solum Hansen
Classical at Rommen
Written by Øystein Kielland
Alexander Rybak and the Vivaldi Orchestra invited Groruddalen to concert at Rommen Scene Friday evening.
This was the a performance by youths. – The Vivaldi orchestra is conducted by Igor Rybak. His son Alexander has served his time in the orchestra. Now they were together again – at Rommen Scene.
Alexander expressed his happiness for so many to have found their way to the concert, to support the young people so they could develop. To laughter from the audience. Because this was impressing from start to finish.
Continue reading Review about Alexander Rybak’s concert with Vivaldi Orchestra, 20.05.2011.