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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’s exam concert at Barratt Due. 07.06.2012

Alexander Rybak’s violin exam for bachelor degree in Barratt Due Music Institute.

Photo from nrk.no

Alexander Rybak’s exam was held in a small concert hall at Barratt Dues Music Institute and only a few people was lucky to get a ticket to this great moment. Luckily it was streamed live by the Norwegian news paper VG, and we can therefore provide you the whole concert. 🙂

After the concert he was interviewed on national TV. You can watch that interview HERE

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 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.