Alexander Rybak about:
The Eurovison criticism
His celebrity status
His need for time alone
That’s why Alexander Rybak was protected
Alexander is happy that he avoids the Eurovision stress in 2019. Now the 32 year old works with his own musical, but doesn’t exclude new “wriggling” in Melodi Grand Prix.
Source: Dagbladet pluss 17.1.19 and the paper issue 18.1.19. Text: Sofie Braseth Photo:John Terje Pedersen . Translation by TessaLa
– When I was backstage before the MGP final last year, I was thinking: “Whether I win or don’t even reach the Golden Final, I will participate in Melodi Grand Prix again. As soon as I have a song that is worthy. Continue reading Alexander Rybak about Eurovision and his musical “Trolle” — Dagbladet 17.1.2019
Ravn Studio receives EURO 150 000 in developing support for the platformer game of Alexander Rybak’s “Trolle og den magiske fela”.
The purpose of the video game contribution scheme is to strengthen the European gaming industry by supporting innovative content and creative storytelling, and helping to ensure that games reach their full international market potential. Continue reading Euro 150.000 in development support for the platform game “Trolle og den magiske fela” — Alexander Rybak
Cappelen Damm is Norway’s largest publishing house, publishing approximately 1000 titles a year, within the genres of fiction, non-fiction, educational books and children’s books.
Cappelen Damm Agency represents the rights of all of the authors in their catalogues. The Agency is responsible for all foreign book rights, as well as rights for TV, film, radio, anthologies, electronic media, etc. They attend all the major international book fairs.
In Cappelen Damm’s Agency’s Rights catalogue spring 2016, they present Alexander as an author and promote his book “Trolle og den magiske fela”.
From Cappelen Damm Agency’s catalogue:
Header picture of this post from Cappelen Damm where both Alexander and Trolle are represented 🙂
Alexander Rybak – Trolle and the Magic Fiddle
Source: Cappelen Damm Agency
Alexander Rybak, b. 1986, is an actor, composer and musician. His international breakthrough came when he won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 with the self-composed song Fairytale. Rybak has performed in several large-scale theatrical events and films alongside his music career.
Last autumn he debuted as a children’s book author with Trolle og den magiske fela (Trolle and the Magic Fiddle).
The story combines Alexander Rybak’s musicality with his love of Norwegian folk tales. It is a story about daring to be different and accepting the differences in others. The book and its universe are closely interweaved with newly composed music by Alexander Rybak among others.
“Alexander Rybak is a gifted artist with many talents. This publication is very much in the spirit of his work; a joyful composition with an interesting artistic core.”
Mette Hofsødegård, Aftenposten
Trolle isn’t like all the other trolls. He doesn’t have a tail, and that is something the other trolls never let him forget. They tease and bully him all the time. One day, Trolle finds the Nymph King’s violin lying shining in a clearing. He discovers that the instrument is magic – anyone who hears its music falls under the spell of the player. Now he’s not only accepted, but admired! But the violin isn’t all good, and Trolle soon finds himself in a lot of trouble. Then human girl Alva turns up and shows Trolle the power of real friendship.
The book comes with an audio version and specially composed music and songs by Alexander Rybak.
Print run 11 000.
Foreign rights sold to Koppelwrite, Denmark.
On page 21 in Cappelen Damm Agency’s Rights catalogue spring 2016 you can read about Alexander and Trolle 🙂
Alexander Rybak : A children’s book author
Published on Eurostory.nl February 10, 2016
Interviewer: Edward Van de Vendel, a Dutch author of children’s books, three of them published in Norway by Cappelen Damm. Continue reading Children’s book author — Interview on Eurostory.nl 10.02.2016
The hero in the kindergarten
For Alexander Rybak the parties were the best thing about kindergarten. Then he could get to be a hero.
Text to photo: Alexander Rybak didn’t only play in the kindergarten in Belarus, he also learnt to read and write.- I have always worked hard to learn things. That’s why I have succeeded, he says. Continue reading Alexander — My kindergarten memory — Utdanningsnytt 4/2015
Alexander and Pernille Hogstad were guests in the Norwegian morning show “God morgen Norge” (Good Morning Norway), where they talked about “Trollebook” and performed 2 songs from the book – “Du Bare Du” (You Only You) and “Venner” (Friends). Continue reading Alexander Rybak and Pernille Hogstad in the Norwegian morning show “God Morgen Norge” 5.11.2015
Meet this falls’s children’s book debutant Alexander Rybak
Text to header photo: Alexander Rybak, internationally well known violinist, composer and artist. He currently makes his debut as a children’s book author.
Source: Forlagsliv.no Published 14.01.2015. Authour: Anne Østgaard, Cappelen Damm
Found by TessaLa. Translated by Jorunn Ekre and TessaLa, Revision Bita J
Alexander Rybak (born 1986) is an actor, composer and musician. He was born in Belarus and grew up in Nesodden. He has played the violin and the piano ever since the age of 5. He made his breakthrough in 2009 when he won the Eurovision Song Contest with his own song “Fairytale”. Continue reading Interview with Alexander Rybak about his debut as an author by Cappelen Damm
“Danse for trærne” (Dancing for The Trees) is a song from Alexander Rybak’s soundtrack to his book “Trolle and The Magic Fiddle”.
Since many of Alexander’s fans don’t understand Norwegian, we have translated the lyrics. Below the video you’ll find the lyrics in English, German, Azerbadijani, Turkish and Russian. Continue reading Danse for Trærne — lyrics in several languages
It broke my heart as a mother
Mom Natalia is proud of her talented son, but she has a sore memory of the time Alexander Rybak was the boy who was left out. Continue reading Alexander Rybak was once a lonely boy
Musicians seem to succeed better as writers of children’s books than many other celebrities. Alexander Rybak is no exception.
Alexander Rybak presented his debut book in Litteraturhuset – captivated the audience
Alexander Rybak and Dennis Storhøi captivated a big audience of children and adults in Litteraturhuset (House of Litterature) on Saturday. Storhøi used both voice and facial expression while reading to create the atmosphere, and Rybak’s fiddling was captivating. Continue reading Alexander Rybak captivated the audience
Brought the magic fiddle to Litteraturhuset in Fredrikstad
Text to photo: Magic Fiddle: Alexander Rybak played on the magic fiddle for the children. In the front row stood Ella and Håkon Fredstad Lukkassen who clapped along. Photo: Johnny Leo Johansen
Source: Fredrikstad Blad. Published 26.09.15 Author: Mathilde Halstensen.
Found by Jorunn Ekre. Translated to English by TessaLA. Revised by Bita J.
Rybak brought alongside him Storhøi, dancing trolls and the magic fiddle for the launch of his new children’s book “Trolle and the magic fiddle”. Continue reading Alexander Rybak with Trolle show in Fredrikstad, Norway
My first school years in Norway were like an eternal vacation
Text to picture: NEW BOOK: Alexander Rybak is topical with a book and album. In which children can become familiar with Trolle who finds a magic fiddle. © Anne Elisabeth Næss Continue reading A bit like Superman and he thrives around children
An interview in the Norwegian book magazine “Book and Socitity”, paper issue June 2015.
Source: paper issue of Bok og Samfunn. Found by Anastasia Silakova. Translated to English by Anastasia Silakova nad Jorunn Ekre. Revision by Marina Rolbin and Anni Jowett
Rybak’s adventurous universe
– There have always been trolls, but I created Trolle. For a long time there have been hulders (a Scandinavian forest creature), but I have brought the Hulder King himself to life. Continue reading Alexander Rybak in the book magazine Book and Society June 2015
Alexander was a guest in the Norwegian talk show “Senkveld” which was broadcast Friday 18th of September. The show was recorded Thursday the 17th.
In addition to Alexander, Shawn Mendes, Aune Sand and Selda Ekiz took also part in the show. An exciting and colorful bunch of people 🙂 Continue reading Alexander Rybak in the Norwegian talk show “Senkveld” 18.09.2015
Enchanted by Trolle
It was full house and a signing line far out on the streets when Alexander Rybak was invited to a show during the Children’s Book Festival 2015. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Enchanted by Trolle
Debuts with a musical-book
– I’ve always liked to write, and I want to continue an old tradition of making books with music, says Alexander Rybak. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — This week’s children’s book profile at bok365
Alexander was a guest in the radio show “Jacobsen” on NRK, where he talked a bit about the process of his book,”Trolle and the magic fiddle”, from idea to publishing.
Recording and subs by TessaLa, English translation by Jorunn Ekre
Alexander Rybak also has a big musical appeal to a young audience. Therefore, he dreads his debut as a children’s Author. Continue reading Alexander Rybak with trolls for the youngest
“We know him as a fiddling great charmer with a musicality out of the ordinary and charisma that belongs to Wonderland.”
Alexander was a guest in the summer show “Have a nice summer Norway” on TV2 on 17 July 2015, in which he talked about his book “Trolle and the magic fiddle,” which will be launched in late September this year.
Alexander was a guest in the Norwegian radio show “Jacobsen” on NRK P1+, where he talked about his upcoming audiobook “Trolle og den magiske fela” which will be on the market about September this year. In this interview we can hear a little piece from the book, read by the narrator, Dennis Storhøi.
Alexander was a guest in the Norwegian summer TV-show “Sommer i Dyreparken” (Summer in the Zoo) on TV2, where he performed his new song “Blant Fjell” about the troll “Trolle” from his upcoming children’s book and album “Trolle og den magiske fela”. The book and the album will be released in September this year. Continue reading Alexander Rybak in “Sommer i Dyreparken” TV2 20.06.15
Alexander Rybak’s “Blant Fjell” with lyrics in several languages
For those of you who don’t understand Norwegian, some nice people have translated the Norwegian lyrics of this lovely song to their own language.
Scroll down for lyrics in Norwegian, English, Turkish, Spanish, Hungarian and Farsi ⇓
Alexander was a guest in the Norwegian morning show “Nitimen” on NRK P1 13th of June 2015, where he promoted his new song and his upcoming book “Trolle and the magic fiddle”.
Funny and interesting interview, where he also explains why you should be always be careful about tying your shoes at a bar 🙂
Rybak: The violin is my mistress, and this book is my child.
Text to the header photo: BOOK DEBUTANT: Alexander Rybak likes that the tiny Trolle resembles himself.
Source: VG.no Published 12.06.2015. Author: Cathrine Gonsholt Ighanian. Photo: Jan Petter Lynau and Cappelen Damm.
Translated by TessaLa, revison by Katie Anderson.
Alexander Rybak (29) believes that with his new project he is a big step closer to the dream of a family life.
The 29-year-old has become calmer and better about choosing what he will say” yes” and “no” to. For the last three years Rybak has dedicated the necessary time between battles to design the project close to his heart. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — This book is my child
Alexander Rybak author debuts with an outcast troll and a magic fiddle.
“– This is not far from the reality.”
Source: db.no , published 12.06.15 Author: Pål Nordseth Photo Benjamin A. Ward and Cappelen Damm. Translated by TessaLa, Revision by Bita J.
“Trolle og den magiske fela,” Alexander Rybak’s author debut, will be released in September. It is a semi-autobiographical children’s book about a lonely and outcast troll with a musical instrument that has the ability to completely bewitch its audience, and this becomes a curse for the owner. Continue reading Alexander Rybak debuts as author
Alexander Rybak has released a new song “Blant Fjell” (Among Mountains”. This is a song from the CD that follows his upcoming Norwegian audiobook “Trolle og den magiske fela” (Trolle and the magic fiddle).
If you have Spotify, you can listen to the song here: