Alexander Rybak visits his dancer friends and will change his image in Lithuania
Source: balsas.lt publihsed 16.01.15 Found by Sonya Luzina, translated by Erika Erikutia, revised by Anni Jowett
On Friday Alexander Rybak, the winner of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, is coming to Lithuania from faraway Qatar, where he gave an impressive performance. In the provisional capital the performer will have a concert and the Norwegian of Belarusian origin also has organised a secret visit in Vilnius, about which he refuses to tell.
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
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Found by Ulli C. Translated by Erika Jasiūnienė. English revising by Katie Anderson.
Yesterday, September 11th, for the finale of the Christopher Summer Festival concert, appeared Norwegian violinist Alexander Rybak (27). He enjoyed not only our audience, but also the country’s designers. At the concert in the Vilnius Picture Gallery courtyard, Alexander Rybak was wearing a vest created by designer Egidijus Sidaras of the fashion house “Cantas”.
The Violin performer confessed to the producers that it is the first case when his favorite part of an outfit – the vest – was created specifically for him by a designer, but after trying on the new vest he also ordered another one.
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! 🙂
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.
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!
Translation by Erika Jasiūnienė. English revision by Anni Jowett
A.Rybak arrived in Lithuania and here he has time for both concerts and to go shopping.
On Wednesday evening Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak arrived in Lithuania for his five-day tour. The main purpose of the artist was to meet with fans, present his songs and talk with the media. In the first days of his stay, the singer had time to take care of his good looks and wellbeing.
On Wednesday the Norwegian singer of Belarusian origin Alexander Rybak arrived in Riga on an aeroplane from Turkey. From Riga he went to Šiauliai with the representative of the concert agency. Here the singer gave an interview to a TV show and performed at a nightclub.
Found by Sonya Luzina. Translated by Erika Jasiūnienė.
Revised by Katie Anderson.
Alexander Rybak: “Participation in Eurovision – it’s like courting a girl: you just need to worry less and then you will be more successful.”
Sunday evening, in the TV3 television project “Battle of Choirs“ the commission seat was occupied by 2009 Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak from Norway, calming the Lithuanians: “Participation in Eurovision – it’s like courting a girl: you need to worry less and then you will be more successful.”
Translation by Erika Jasiūnienė, English revision by Anni Jowett
This Sunday, March 17th, at 19.30 direct from TV3 – is the fourth largest-scale musical project “Battle of Choirs” show. In the project six choirs remain – one of them will meet their fate this Sunday. Most of this Sunday’s interest will be on – “Battle of Choirs” guest – the 2009’s Eurovision winner, Alexander Rybak arrives especially from Norway for the TV3 project.
The singer promises not only to perform for the “Battle of Choirs” viewers, he will sing with the show’s presenter Inga Jankauskaite, but also to take a position of a jury member. Continue reading Article & Video: Alexander Rybak to participate in “Battle of Choirs”, Lithuania→
Alexander will perform in four different cities of Lithuania – in Šiauliai, Klaipėda, Kaunas, and, of course, Vilnius. 13-17.03.2013. More info about his performances there you can find in the event-calendar on his official FB-page, here
Article about the concert at Soho Club, Vilnius, 15.03.2013.
Translation by Erika Jasiūnienė. English revision by Anni Jowett
DJ: Perfuro Live: Sasha Son(g) Description: to Lithuania comes charming Norwegian singer and violinist Alexander Rybak, who won a phenomenal victory in the Eurovision Song Contest. The “Fairytale” composer, songwriter and performer who rocked the whole Europe with this song, has even arranged four shows in Lithuania – in the four largest cities of Lithuania, and one of them will be in Vilnius. Now on March 15, Alexander Rybak will perform and to arrange impressive musical show in Vilnius club SOHO.
Text by Ugnė Karaliūnaitė. Photo by Simono Švitros. Link to original article here.
Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Erika Jasiūnienė
A.Rybak: I am glad I returned to Vilnius
Saturday evening, with flight from Riga, the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest winner Alexander Rybak, arrived in Vilnius. The 25 years old guy came to Lithuania alone and decided to stay in a small cozy hotel in the center of the capital. “Artists are very lonely, I am no exception”, – the “Fairytale” songwriter, who conquered many European girls hearts, confessed. He said that now he does not have a team who travel with him to concerts, but it is enough joy for him to see the smiles from the audience.
The classical music studying A.Rybak said, that three years after the victory in “Eurovision” he is not “bathing” in the glory rays any longer. The artist works with small projects that will continue to implement his plans in the world of music. The young man, origin Belarusian, living in Norway, has delighted fans with concerts in Scandinavia and Slavic Europe part. “I don’t know if I have a lot of fans in Lithuania. Yet I have performed here only once, but I am very delighted, when I am invited to sing in a small country, “- the singer says.
English translation by Jolanta Esu, English revision by Anni Jowett.
In two weeks, returning again to Lithuania and agreeing to perform together with the LNK project “Lithuanian Voice” participants, the charismatic Alexander Rybak says, that he remembers Lithuania and its people perfectly. This time he hopes that he will have more free time to visit the local sights and finally eat a nourishing meal….
“It has long been no secret that after I won the Eurovision Song Contest, my life changed substantially. I’m travelling a crazy amount, I have a lot concerts and I have no time for myself, but I tried very hard, and finally I managed to see the positive sides of this pace of life – I found a soul mate. My relationship with her is ideal, because .. we rarely see each other. When I come home and we meet, we are just too attracted to one another, to be looking for something to get angry about. So we keep good relations”,- the performer known not only in Europe revealed to Delfi over the phone the secret of a happy relationship.
Written by Gintarė Alasauskytė. English translation by Zhanna Sergueeva
“Alexander Rybak considers Montvydas as one of the favorites and wants to shake his hand”
The winner of “Eurovision” in 2009 Alexander Rybak who will come to perform at the final show of the “Voice of Lithuania” during Easter, said in an exclusive interview to DELFI that he is very interested in the contestants of this year and their songs. He mentioned the representative of Lithuania Donatas Montvydas as one of the favorites.
“I saw the performance of your representative, and as a person he is very similar to the guys from Back Street Boys. But seriously Donatas Montvydas sings very purely in tune, and I’m really looking forward to his performance on the “Eurovision” stage. I also like that he sings alone, without dancers. Watching such a performance you hear the music instead of seeing some men showing off behind the performers. However during my performance there were dancers too, but it was just decided like that, I would be happy to sing without them as well. I hope to meet D. Montvydas on “Eurovision”, but not because he needs my advice, but just to shake the hand of this great guy for everything he does, “- said Alexander Rybak to DELFI .