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Article about performances of Alexander Rybak in Belarus

Article was published on 15.04.2014.

Written by Kristján Sveinsson


Alexander Rybak helps Belarus warm up for Eurovision

Former Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak usually has rather busy time of it in the run up to Eurovision each year, and this year is no exception. Not only has young Mr Rybak been busy featuring in a popular TV series in Norway, he’s apparently heading East for Easter.

Having wowed audiences at home in Norway with a number of superb renditions of other people’s hits in the smash series Hver Gang Vi MøtesAlexander Rybak is spending his Easter where it all started. Following his landslide victory at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest with Fairytale, Eastern Europe welcomed Rybak with open arms, with his place of birth Belarus in particular becoming one of his major markets.

April 16, 2014 15:21 UTC
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Article about upcoming concert of Alexander Rybak in Baku

Article was published on,  15 April  2014

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Alexander Rybak to perform in Baku

The Norwegian singer and violinist, winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2009 Alexander Rybak on 15 May will present a new project at the Heydar Aliyev Centre.

The same day, he will give a concert together with students of the National Art Gymnasium.

In connection with the project, he will arrive in Baku three days ahead of the concert and hold seminars and training for the youths to share the stage with him. Rybak will perform with an orchestra consisting of the Gymnasium’s students.

The concert will consist of three parts. The first part will feature the orchestra, the second part a join performance and in the third part, Rybak will give a solo concert.

He will performs hits and other songs from his repertoire.

April 15, 2014 17:55 UTC
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Article – Alexander Rybak interview in Se&Hør 4.4.2014

Source: Paper issue of SE&HØR 4.4.2014

Author: Per Sigve Kleppe, photographer: Jenning Jensen

Found by Marit Olavsdatter. Translated by Jorunn Ekre & TessaLa. Revised by Katie Andersson



April 6, 2014 22:13 UTC
Author: tessala
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Article about the concerts of Alexander Rybak with children’s orchestra in Nittedal

Published in a paper issue of Varingen on 26.3.14.
Journalist: Liv Seiff
Found and translated by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.


FIERY. Alexander delivered fiery and well, and pulled the young string players enthusiastically with him.

Frenetic strings and wild virtuous Goblin dance.

Twice they filled up the Bjarntesaula. Alexander Rybak and 140 young strings. A Fairytale.
- It was an incredible amount of people. This is almost the test of whether we need a cultural house or not, I thought beforehand. Rybak is coming, are the people from Nittedal interested? And they were,- said Torbjørn Olsen, the leader of the workgroup “Rybak”.


April 3, 2014 20:12 UTC
Author: Julia
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Article and Video: Listen to favourite music of Alexander Rybak

Article published at on 26.03.2014

Journalist: Ola Nymo Trulsen

Found by Ragnhild Veire. Translated by Venche M. English revising by Anni Jowett.

- I will never forget my classical roots,- Alexander Rybak said when he took over the airwaves for an hour to be radio DJ on NRK Classic.

In the programme “My Favourite Music” on Tuesday it was the artist Alexander Rybak’s turn to pick out his favourite pieces.

- Versatility is the key for me. No genre is more versatile than classical music,- Rybak said right at the start of the broadcast and fired up “Champagne gallop.”


Deeply concentrated: There is something familiar with this stand in! Alexander Rybak prepares a broadcast in NRK classic newsroom.
Photo: Sven Ole Engelsvold / NRK Classic


Rybak even played one of the few recorded tracks where he is the solo violinist.

- I am very self-critical. That is why I rarely recorded tracks as violinist. But I tried it though five years ago, as a bonus track on my pop record,- Rybak says and spin starts his own interpretation of Rakhamninovs “Vocalise”.


March 27, 2014 9:09 UTC
Author: Julia
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Article: Alexander Rybak and Pondus cartoon strip, 14.03.2014


Source:  Translation by TessaLa. Revision by Anni Jowett

Alexander Rybak has a good dose of self-irony.
Alexander Rybak (27) became world famous when he took part in Eurovision 2009 with the song “Fairytale2. Since then he has played the song at all concerts and events he had.

The song was eventually called a plague. And Rybak has a good dose of self-irony in this. This is well illustrated by the fact he has on his living room wall a cartoon that makes fun of “Fairytale”.

- This you must see. It’s very funny, says “Hver gang vi møtes “current participant Rybak to Se & Hør.

Mom Natalia and Dad Igor were also visiting. They didn’t hide that they think the comic was funny.
- I laugh at it every time, Mom Natalia said.

Text bubble in the last picture: “How much do I owe you?”

March 21, 2014 10:00 UTC
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