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January 11, 2016

 

Last Christmas eve, Aksel was invited to "God morgen Norge" on Norwegian TV2 to help create that special Christmas feeling :) Aksel had probably never in his life been up as early - we had to be at the studio at 6:15am to go through make-up and...

December 27, 2015

As most of you know, Aksel's Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to fund his album recording with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment finished with a successful result a couple of weeks ago. We raised about NOK 265.000 with the help of 186 ba...

November 25, 2015

Aksel takes great pride and joy in singing in the brilliant Children's Chorus of the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet. The choir was founded 13 years ago by its current manager and conductor, Edle Stray-Pedersen.

 

In addition to filling all the c...

November 20, 2015

Last week, after the premiere of the Kurt Weill opera "Der jasager - He who says Yes", Aksel was interviewed by Norway's largest newspaper, Aftenposten. If you understand Norwegian you can read it here: http://www.aftenposten.no/kultur/Aksel-Rykk...

November 12, 2015

Oct 31, 2015 - Oslo Cathedral

 

Aksel and cathedral organist Kåre Nordstoga recently gave a joint concert in October in Oslo Cathedral for the second year in a row - that makes a tradition, right? The concert was even grander than the year before,...

November 4, 2015

Big news! Aksel has been invited by the world famous "period" Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment to record a solo CD and do a concert with them in London! The orchestra is very careful in choosing who they want to work with, and this invitatio...

October 16, 2015

Sept 21th, Røros Church

 

For the opening concert of Røros Organ Festival, Aksel performed as a soloist both with cantor Stephen Hicks and Røros Oratorio Choir. Even in advance of the event, there were high expectations in the local media. For exam...

September 15, 2015

Sept 12th (Molde Cathedral) and Sept 13th (Kirkelandet Church, Kristiansund) 

 

One of the most popular (and beautiful!) works for choir, boy soprano and orchestra was performed two days in a row for the opening of this year's Kristiansund Church,...

September 5, 2015

Sept 3rd - Aula of Oslo University - Photo: Henning Høholt

 

At the award ceremony of the Anders Jahre's culture prize, Aksel sang first with the Children's Chorus of the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet (conducted by Edle Stray-Pedersen), and lat...

August 29, 2015

Aksel will be busy in September! First, on Sept. 3 he will be a soloist at the award ceremony in the aula of Oslo University for Norway's largest cultural award, the Anders Jahre's culture prize. The Children's Chorus of the Norwegian National Op...

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