Alexander Rybak

Birth Name: Alyaxandr Igaravich Rybak (Belarusian) / Alexander Igoryevich Rybak (Russian)

Place of Birth: Minsk, Byelorussian SSR, USSR (present-day Belarus)

Date of Birth: 13 May, 1986

Ethnicity: Belarusian

Alexander Rybak is a Belarusian-born Norwegian singer, composer, violinist, pianist, and actor. He won the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, and competed again in 2018.

Alexander is the son of Natalia Valentinovna Gurina and Igor Alexandrovich Rybak.

Alexander’s paternal grandparents are Alexander Jakovlevich Rybak (the son of Jakov Rybak) and Maria Borisovna Savickaya/Savitskaya (the daughter of Boris Savicky/Savitsky).

Alexander’s maternal grandfather is Valentin Jurevich Gurin (the son of Jure Gurin). Valentin was born in Vitebsk.

Alexander’s maternal grandmother is Zinaida Yegorovna (maiden surname unknown; the daughter of Yegor).

Some sources state that Alexander is of Jewish background. It is unclear if this is accurate. Gurin can be both a Jewish and non-Jewish Russian surname.

4 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    Valentin’s middle name is Jurevich, meaning he was the son of Jure Gurin. Valentin was born in Vitebsk.

  2. Manila says:

    He will represent again this year.

  3. Manila says:

    Natalia’s maiden surname is Gurina.

  4. ann says:

    His mother’s maiden surname is “Gurina”. Alexander’s maternal grandfather is Valentin Gurin.
    “Gurin” can be or Jewish or Russian (non-Jewish) surname.

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