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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).

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Alexander Rybak made the celebrities cry!

Photo: Top grade. Alexander Rybak had his Bachelor-exam concert at Barratt Due and got an A, which is the top grade.

Made the celebrities cry!

A classic! Alexander Rybak’s exam concert at Barratt Due was so touching that his artist friend Marian Aas Hansen (37) didn’t manage to hold back the tears. -” I have played violin for 10 years, and can confirm that what Alexander is doing here, is at an extremely high level “,  a touched Marian says to Se&Hør. Alexander got the top grade for his exam concert.

Source: paper issue of  Se&Hør 12.6.2012. Written by : Espen Solli. Photos: Per Sigve Kleppe

Found and translated by Tessa La.

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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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