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Article about Alexander Rybak’s participation in Vestlandsfestivalen in Bergen, Fanaposten 11.02.14

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

Article and videos from the concert of Alexander Rybak and Sogn and Fjordane Symphony Orchestra (SOFORK). 15.01.14

Blossomed onstage with Rybak

Eight young violinists from Stryn culture school played last weekend together with Alexander Rybak in Sogn og Fjordane Symphony Orchestra (SOFORK)`s new year`s concert.

Text to the picture:  From the concert. Full focus!

Source: paper issue of “Fjordingen”, published 15.01.14. Author: Gunnhild Sindre. Photo: Mette Carlsen.

Found by Tessa Lande. Translated by Jorunn Ekre. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Selma Flo Munch from Hjelledalen, Nanda van Kessel from Blakset, Karen Ueland from Innvik and Astrid Lovise Hilde, Inger Anne Kårstad,Ragne Verlo Heggdal, Alva Verlo Heggdal and Mathea Carlsen (all of them from Utvik) were a part of SOFORK`s Young Strings project . Continue reading Article and videos from the concert of Alexander Rybak and Sogn and Fjordane Symphony Orchestra (SOFORK). 15.01.14

Article about Alexander Rybak and the Hønefoss Summer Music School. 04.07.13

Source: ringerike.vgs.no
Author: Inger Helen Wien

Translated by Tessa Lande. Revised by Anni Jowett.

Musical Summer School
in the School’s Music Facilities

"Everyone has a talent," Alexander Rybak said to the young musicians when he visited the Summer School on Thursday, July 4th. "If your talent is music, cultivate it and practice every day on your instrument. Practice makes perfect if you practice the right way! "

This week, 37 young pianists, strings, singers and drummers from all across the country gathered in the music facilities of Ringerike high school. The young talents find motivation and joy in spending part of their summer to become better musicians. Music teachers and performing musicians like Jørgen Tangen Bendiksen, Anders Langset, Erik Smith, Ingvild Hasund, Alexander Rybak and the father of the music school, Jørn Atle Støa are instructors. The goal is a concert on the last day of the course, where friends and family are invited as the audience. Continue reading Article about Alexander Rybak and the Hønefoss Summer Music School. 04.07.13

Alexander Rybak: “Working out gives me self confidence”

Article from Swedish newspaper “Friskispressen”, published in the 4th issue, 2009  Author: Gösta Elmquist.

Translation by Mary-Ann Hansson, English revision by Anni Jowett

AGE: 23 years.

PROFESSION: Musician / artist.

FAMILY: Single.

LIVES: Nesodden, outside Oslo.

LIKES 1: Jazz, classical, pop. And  film.

LIKES 2: “I like when girls touch my upper body when we talk.”

CURRENT: The CD “Fairytales”

IDOL: Gene Kelly (because he was such a versatile artist).

FAVOURITE MUSCLE: Arms and chest.

He lifts his violin, grabs his bow and – bang!  The show is running. Gym instructor Alexander whirls, jumps, kneels down. Every muscle is about to explode. Calves, thighs, stomach, back – everything is trimmed at Friskis & Svettis in Oslo. 

Alexander Rybak, 23, the fiddler who got the whole world at his feet, has found a trick that no other violinist could dream of.

– Working out at Friskis & Svettis.

“It is the spice that makes my show exciting. I have more energy and self-confidence”, he says.

 Three years ago, Alexander got his license as a gym instructor. In the beginning it was easy to book instruction time with him on the F&S in Vika, Oslo. Today, it is not. Alexander has taken time off from instructing at Friskis & Svettis to become a world artist.

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