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.
“Dagdrøm” by Alexander Rybak
“Clair de lune” by Claude Debussy
“Summer” from “Four seasons” by AntonioVivaldi
Article from www.vg.no, published on 31.08.2013
Author: Thomas Talseth. Photographer: Robert S.Eik
Found by Tessa Lande. Translated by Laila S.H. English revision by Anni Jowett.
HERE THEY MEET”: This year’s ‘Hver gang vi møtes’-participants gathered at Vestre Kjærnes farm in Våler. From left: Lars Lillo Stenberg, Samsaya, Øivind Elgenes, Anneli Drecker, Sigvart Dagsland, Simone Eriksrud and Alexander Rybak.
«Hver gang vi møtes»: “Like being invited to Skaugum!”
(Translator’s comment: Skaugum is the home of our crown-prince Haakon and his family)
(VG) Anneli Drecker (44) was very happy when TV2 finally called and asked if she wanted to be in “Hver gang vi møtes”.
Article from www.dagbladet.no, published on 31.08.2013
Author: Marthe Jakobsen
Found and translated by Hilde M. English revision by Anni Jowett.
DURING THE RECORDING: Now the recording of the popular TV 2 program “Every time we meet” has started, and Alexander Rybak says he was surprised by all the impressions he got while being part of the series. Photo: Kristin Svorte
– It made me a soft man
Alexander Rybak says the “Every time we meet” experience was very special.
(Dagbladet): It is four years since Alexander Rybak (27) became a superstar overnight after winning both the Norwegian and international Eurovision Song Contest final.
Now he is participating in the next season of the successful program “Every time we meet” in the company of Lars Lillo-Stenberg, Samsaya, Sigvart Dagsland, Simone Larsen, Øivind “Elg” Elgenes and Anneli Drecker.
Alexander performed at the outdoor concert in the courtyard of the Vigeland Museum in Oslo on August 18th together with pianist Stefan Zlatanos and a young violinist Inga Våga Gaustad as a guest-artist.
Here is a full playlist of videos, made by the facebookies who attended this concert. Videos are listed in the order the pieces were performed.
“Liebesleid” by Fritz Kreisler
recording by Tessa Lande
“It aint necessarily so” from the opera “Porgy and Bess “by George Gershwin (arranged for violin by Jascha Heifetz)
recording by Tessa Lande
Alexander shared the stage at the concert with De Lillos, Stein Torleif Bjella and “Dans med meg”. Concert preceded the Tree Boat Festival, which was opened yesterday, August 2nd, in Risør.
Here are extracts from the local articles about the concert and festival.
Alexander Rybak appreciated being present in Risør, not at least as a part of the party night with deLillos. “I look forward to play more with Lars Lillo in “Hver gang vi møtes”.
Source: Aust Agder Blad
Paper issue – 03.08.13
Author: Brede Gautland Andersen
Found and translated by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.
New for Rybak
Alexander Rybak appreciated to be incorporated into the event, and praised Risør and the city’s audience.
– I don’t understand why I haven’t been here before, because this is a real pearl. It’s fun that Iam invited to these kind of arrangements. I’m used to my concerts and my music, but this is more like a festival, and I think the audience enjoyed listening,- Rybak said to Aust Agder Blad after the concert.
Article posted at www.oa.no on 24.06.2013
Author of text and photo: Ingvar Skattebu
Found by Ellen Nl. English translation by Jorunn Ekre. English revising by Anni Jowett.
Popular guy: Alexander Rybak is extremely popular as an inspiration and head of orchestra.Writing autographs is a part of the job.
Rybak always returns to Valdres.
Alexander Rybak grew up with the classical music courses in Valdres. Nowadays it’s him who inspires the youngest musicians.
Source: Oppland Arbeiderblad
Paper issue- published 18.06.13
Author: Ingvar Skattebu
Found by Tessa Lande. Translation by Jorunn Ekre. Revision by Katie Anderson.
Rybak on a Summer Visit Again
Alexander Rybak will be back in Valdres when the Valdres summer symphony starts up again.
Article published in the online magazine “Radical de Dolj” on June 2nd, 2013.
Link to the source. Author: Carla Vasilescu
Found by Ulli C. Translated by Laura Ser.
The mayor of Craiova, Lia Olguta Vasilescu, Alexander Rybak and Paula Seling.
Alexander Rybak and Paula Seling promise to make an incendiary show
The last day of Craiova’s Celebration will bring on the stage, after 20.30, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Oltenia, the Academic Choral, Paula Seling, and Alexander Rybak.
The Norwegian Alexander Rybak, winner of Eurovision 2009, will have a concert on Sunday, 2nd of June, on the stage in Mihai Viteazu Square, on the last day of Craiova’s Celebration. There will be on the stage, starting at 20.30: the Philharmonic Orchestra of Oltenia, the Academic Choral, Paula Seling, and Alexander Rybak. The Philharmonic Orchestra of Oltenia will play some rock songs from Queen, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Deep Purple and Led Zepelin with Paula Seling for an extraordinary concert.
Link to the source.
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!
Ticket prices: 32-102 Lt
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Interview made by Vestfold TV
Recording by Ulli Cologne. English translation by Tessa Lande.
English revision by Anni Jowett. Subs by Sonya Luzina
Short video from the photoshoot
Recording by Tessa Lande
Article published on tb.no 06.07.2012.
Written by Fredrik Rütter. Photo by Eric Johannessen. Link to original article here
Translation by Vigdis Nor
Glittering SHOW: The former Eurovision winners Alexander Rybak, Elisabeth “Bettan” Andreassen and Didrik Solli-Tangen delivered strongly at the Quality Hotel Klubben yesterday.
(Five on the dice)
Bettan, Alexander and Didrik
Taran Productions Club Quality Hotel, Tonsberg
With three Eurovision winners on a stage they have a lot of ballast in common. It is in the age that the range is large. Elisabeth Andreassen sends messages to the two boys, Alexander Rybak and Didrik Solli-Tangen, that they are some sweet young puppies, and that it is very nice to have them included in the stage show, but she gets answer to the indictment. They are not totally subservient the two, they can catch up.
Rybak will not be fooled by the girls this summer
Preferably, he will sit on a deserted island in the rain with Katrine Moholt and talk about life’s sorrows and joys.
Source: TV2, publish 6.7.2011 – Author: Victoria Østengen – Translated by Tessa La
– What is your best summer memory?
– My best summer memory is when I went to Tusenfryd (amusment park) with the first girl I was in love with. We went to Tusenfryd, because I knew she was going to sit close to me when we would take the Timber chute.
– What kind of relationship do you have to the summer?
– I like summer when it rains. I am a Belarus, you know, so I’m a sucker for melancholy and nostalgia. Also, I like to see the sunset in the summer.