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Alexander Rybak -“Got top-grade at violin exam” June 7th 2012

Photo: Alexander Rybak had Gunnar Flagstad with him on piano at his exam-concert thursday afternoon.

Got top-grade at violin exam

Article published on nrk.no 7.6.2012. Text and photo by Fred Olav Vatne. 
Found by Tessa La. Translation by Marianne Saietz

There was room for both humor, seriousness, anecdotes and song when Alexander Rybak held his final violin exam at Barratt Due Music institute today, for which he got the grade A.

When Alexander Rybak opened his exam-concert Thursday afternoon the concert hall of Barratt Due was “As full as we are allowed to fill it”,  as the spokesperson of the house said in his introduction.

Typical that the things, you struggled with goes like a dream.

The concert opened with challenging and virtuoso music by Johann Sebastian Bach and Franz Schubert, before Rybak came with “lighter” music as ” Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy. It was nevertheless here the difficulties began for the exam-candidate.

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Video interviews after Alexander Rybak’s violin exam at Barratt Due 07.06.2012

Interview on VGTV

Recording by Sonya Luzina. Englis translation by Laila S.H. Polish translation by Klaudia Jasińska. Subs by Julia B.

Interview on NRK

Recording by Julia B. English translation by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett. Subs and Russian translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. Slovak translation by Danka Čolláková. Polish translation by Klaudia Jasińska.