Article in Norwegian, published by 05.01.2017

Text & Photos by Lena Jørgensen

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Got to play with Alexander Rybak

Culture School students from Frøya and Hitra was so lucky to get to play with star violinist Alexander Rybak and the eminent TrondheimSolistene at this year’s New Year’s concert.

It was a packed Great Hall who accepted Alexander Rybak and Trondheim Soloists for the very so popular annual New Year’s concert Thursday night. And before the veterans took over the show, they had decided to offer a surprising treat for the local audience.

You are Trøndelags biggest talents

They presented namely culture-school children from Frøya and Hitra to come up on stage to play a couple of songs with them. And on the last track came star violinist Alexander Rybak also. It gave the kids an experience of a lifetime, and is sure to do wonders for recruitment.

– That  I should be so lucky to be met by a bunch of great violinists here. It is Trøndelags biggest talents. I’m sure all of you will be talented musicians to join our TrondheimSolistene eventually here, smiled Rybak after his performance with the kids.



 Alexander Rybak was in great shape on stage in Frøya cultural and competencecenter

Charmed the audience

TrondheimSolistene and Rybak offered a varied, nice and energetic musical experience, which clearly gave the audience value for money.

Alexander was primarily a violinist for the evening and really showcased what enormous talent he has. Along with the Trondheim Soloists,  he delivered a New Year concert of high quality.

Between the impressive pieces, the Fiddle star, of course, played on his charm, told some great stories and thanked humbly for being invited out to Frøya. It fell into the taste of the audience.

– I always get great stories to tell my mom when I’m out here. Whether it is the trip along with a dairy farmer and “Frikar” outward in a small boat on the way to Mausund or the concert at Sistranda school, there is always a warm audience who meets me. Thank you so much, for letting me  perform for you, – said Rybak.

Finished with singalong

They played everything from Vivaldi to Alexanders own variation of “We light our lanterns,” and received tremendous applause from a delighted audience along the way.

Finally they got near the ceiling to lift themselves when they played MGP-winning song from 2009 “Fairytale”. Thus, the evening ended with singing and loud applause. It is something to look forward to the next New Year’s concert, for this was truly a great evening in the cultural center.

Below you can see video of the concert:

Alexander Rybak and TrondheimSolistene obviously had to perform the success-hit “Fairytale” and the audience sang along happily.