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Andre Rieu
Andre Rieu is a rare classical music phenomenon. His lively and colourful orchestral presentations have attracted worldwide audiences to classical music that may not initially have been drawn to that genre. He and his attractive Johann Strauss Orchestra began in 1987 with twelve members but now performs with over forty and up to fifty musicians. Rieu and his Orchestra renewed interest in waltz music all over the world. As a result, Rieu became known as “The King Of Waltz”.

Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra have performed throughout Europe, in
North America, and Japan. They have won a number of awards including two World Music Awards and have recordings that have gone Gold and Platinum in many countries around the world, including 8-times Platinum in the Netherlands.

André Rieu plays a 1667 Stradivarius violin. He records both DVD & CD repertoire at his own recording studios in his hometown Maastricht with a wide range of classical music as well as popular and folk music plus music from famous motion picture sound tracks and theatre musicals.

André Rieu is married to wife Marjorie, and has two sons: Marc and Pierre. His youngest son Pierre, now works with him full time as his Production Manager. André Rieu speaks - in order of fluency - Limburgish, Dutch, German, English, French, Italian and Spanish.

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