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Orchestra seminar in Sandefjord, Norway 15. – 17. of January 2016

150 lucky ones have a dream weekend with Alexander Rybak

150 young strings from all over Vestfold got a solid dose of extra playing pleasure and enthusiasm, after a hectic but oh so fun weekend together with Alexander Rybak in Sandefjord.  Continue reading Orchestra seminar in Sandefjord, Norway 15. — 17. of January 2016

Alexander Rybak – Rehearsal for the concert with Musica Sinfonietta

Concert with Rybak in Asker today

Text to the picture: Today Musica Sinfonietta are having a concert in Asker culture house. Soloist is Alexander Rybak himself. (Photo: Nina Abrahamsen)

Today Musica Sinfonietta is having a concert in Asker culture house. The soloist is none other than Alexander Rybak himself. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Rehearsal for the concert with Musica Sinfonietta

Fanaposten Article : Found the tune with Alexander Rybak – 23.10.2012

Article from the paper issue of Fanaposten 23.10.2012
Written by Maria Møen Nygaard
Article found and English translation by Hilde M., English revision by Katie Anderson.

Found the tune with Alexander Rybak

Nesttun: More than 60 young strings were radiant on stage with Alexander Rybak when they met for a grand concert in the culture house Sunday evening.

– “You are very clever, I have grown very fond of you.”
Alexander Rybak praised the youth and children from Nesttun young strings and Askøy young strings from the stage where he was playing a concert with them in the Fana culture house Sunday evening,

– “You have been very nice to spend time with, you have great musicality and dare to experiment fully with every musical genre. And you give a hundred percent” he said further.


Good contact. Rybak payed great attention to the young strings and followed them closely. Here the Eurovision song Fairytale is performed with the youngest strings in front.

String Cooperation

The concert is the biggest that the Nesttun strings have ever done.
There are about 40 musicians in Nesttun young strings, and that is a bit too few for a project like this. That’s why we cooperated with Askøy, so we had a bigger orchestra. Now we are 60+ on stage, says board member Øyvind Hermansen.

Cellist Maria Rogde (13) from Nesttun SAYS it has been very fun and inspiring to play with the strings from Askøy. And not least, she thinks it has been fun to have Alexander Rybak as conductor this weekend.

– He is incredibly clever and funny. We have been practicing for hours together, so it has been a bit exhausting too. But to get to play a concert with him is very fun, she says Alexander Rybak thinks the cooperation with the young strings from Nesttun and Askøy has gone very smoothly.
Continue reading Fanaposten Article : Found the tune with Alexander Rybak — 23.10.2012

Article: “Young strings in a great concert with Rybak”. Review of concert in Halden May 6th 2012

Article published in paper-issue of Halden Arbeiderblad, 7.5.1012

Written by Steinar Øystad. Photos by Cathrine Gjerdingen Larsen

Found by Tessa Lande . Translation by Laila Solum Hansen.  English revision by Anni Jowett

Photo: Alexander Rybak sparkled and charmed young and old at Brygga Kultursal

Young strings in a great concert with Rybak

The fact that the cooperation between the cultural schools and established artists produces results, was proved to the audience during the concert with Rybak on Sunday.
The excitement ruled amongst parents, other family members and the rest of the audience in an almost packed concert hall, before the young strings from the cultural schools in Halden, Fredrikstad, Sarpsborg and Moss were going to show what they had achieved during the weekend’s musical workshop with Alexander Rybak.

The world’s best gang.
Seriously the young strings lined up before Rybak came on stage to full applause, and ‘Europe’s Skies’ filled the room.
Rybak encouraged the others with smiles and shouts, and the audience participated with rhythmic clapping.
“We have become the world’s best gang, and have had great fun” Rybak exclaimed after the opening number.
“The organizers have been just fantastic, we even had time for dinner together.”

Feeling for the music
“The most important is not to play all the notes clear and correct,” he continued.
“The most important is to get the right feeling for the music” he added before the waltz ‘First kiss’ by Mats Paulson, well backed by the ensemble, spread in three-fourth beat over the audience.

Continue reading Article: “Young strings in a great concert with Rybak”. Review of concert in Halden May 6th 2012