Greta Sal贸me and Alexander Rybak collaborate in a singing-violin performance show in Iceland

She taught us to listen to the good voices in our head. He made us believe in fairytales again. And now Iceland鈥檚 Greta Sal贸me and Norway鈥檚 Alexander Rybak are teaming up for a violin-singing-extravaganza in Iceland this March. We鈥檝e not felt this much heat since the last eruption鈥

The show will make stops in Akureyri, often called the capital of the north, on March 17 and in the capital Reykjav铆k a day later.

But this isn鈥檛 just any show. The almighty duo will be joined by a rock band, a mini orchestra, a children鈥檚 choir and dancers. That wide-ranging group of artists and performers will indulge the crowd in rock and classical masterpieces and basically everything in between. Special attention will be given to Greta and Alexander鈥檚 entries from Eurovision, along with Greta鈥檚 work as a show-runner on board a Disney cruise ship. Bring the sunshine, honey! Greta says the show will also include their individuals singles, duets between the two of them, and plenty of violin battles. Expect strings to snap!

On top of the two shows Greta is throwing a seminar for children who play string instruments the week before the show. Even though Greta is mainly a violin player, the seminar is open for viola- and cello-playing students and a group of guest teachers will assist the 鈥淩ow鈥 hitmaker. One of those teachers is, in fact, Alexander Rybak. So it鈥檚 clear that those who love playing strings and love Eurovision will be getting their penny鈥檚 worth.

This Nordic collaboration comes from Greta and Alexander鈥檚 connection with Eurovision and their shared love affair with the violin.

Norwegian-Belarusian heartthrob Alexander still holds the record for the highest number of 12 points ever given to one song, which he set in 2009 when he won over Europe with 鈥淔airytale鈥.

 

Greta鈥檚 history in Eurovision is a little more recent as she represented Iceland in Stockholm last year, but failed to qualify for the final. She made her debut on the Eurovision stage in 2012 with 鈥淣ever Forget鈥 鈥 her duet with J贸nsi which made it to the final and ended in 20th place.

Greta has a Bachelor鈥檚 degree in violin playing from the Iceland Academy of the Arts and a Master鈥檚 degree from Stetson University in sunny Florida. She has also been a member of both the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and Nor冒urland Symphony Orchestra, based in Akureyri, and is currently one of two of the orchestra鈥檚 concert leaders.

Interested in going? You can buy tickets to the Reykjav铆k show here and to the Akureyri show here.

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