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Alexander Rybak in Gjerdrum memorial concert 31.1.2021

Alexander Rybak performed at the memorial concert for the people in Gjerdrum municipality in Norway.

On the night of December 30, people in Gjerdrum lost their loved ones and their homes. I have made a song about this countryside which I love so much, and I will sing it tonight amongst other songs.
We don’t pretend that playing some music will make everything fine again, but it moves me to see what the people in the community are doing for each other in these dark times.💪🏼💕🙏🏼”
– Alexander Rybak’s post on social media 31.1.2021

The video playlist below contains Alexander’s performances of “Song from a Secret Garden” with Rolf Løvland and “Thank You” with Maiken Kroken. His new song “Mitt andre hjem” (My Second Home) will be added to the playlist as soon he has uploaded it to his YT-channel. The full TV-show can be viewed on NRK.no

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Alexander Rybak at the “Victoriadagen” concert 14.07.2018

Alexander Rybak performed at the “Victoriadagen” concert.

“Victoriadagen” (The Victoria Day)  is a tribute to Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday. The celebrations usually take place on the island of Öland, where the Swedish Royal family spends their summer holiday. This year Alexander was one of the artists who performed at the concert for the Crown Princess. 

Here is a playlist of Alexander’s performances, “Fattig Bonddräng” together with Kalle Moreaus, “Jealous” and “Song From a Secret Garden”. 

Alexander also gave a short interview to the “Victoriadagen” Magazine.

How does it feel to perform in Sweden again and this time even for the Swedish Royal Family?

-What I like the most in life is to travel and play together with other people. And finally get to play at Øland (Sweden) for the Crown Princess together with great Swedish artists, is in fact a dream that came true. 

-Some Swedes may remember me from the TV-show “Let’s Dance”, but most of my career has not been about dance but about violin play. I am still practising 3-4 hours per day to develop my talent.

What other career plans do you have in addition to perform at the “Victoriadagen”?

-In Norway it is soon the premier of my own musical, which is based on my children’s book “Trolle”. I like to work with children and have had the pleasure to take part in several music seminars in Sweden, where I have tried to inspire children and show them new ways of playing and experience music genres.

Tell us about your new song.

-My latest song I have called “Mamma” (Mom), because it is written for my Mom, but I’m not sure if that is the right song for the Crown Princess’s birthday. I will perform something special for both the Crown Princess and the audience in Borgholm.