Enjoy this playlist of the best videos of Dutch violinist, conductor, and showman, Maestro André Rieu & His Johann Strauss Orchestra.
About André Rieu
A Dutch violinist, conductor, and showman, Rieu has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. Crowned the “King of Waltz” by the media, Rieu believes that everyone can enjoy classical music. Following in the footsteps of Johann Strauss himself, he encourages his audiences to get out of their seats and waltz in the aisles. Together with his 50-pieces Johann Strauss Orchestra, he tours on five continents. Every year, more than 700,00 fans attend an André Rieu concert, establishing him as one of the top ten touring acts in the world. In 2008 he’s was crowned nr. 1 Classic Artist in the US and scored he more than 100x Platinum in Australia.
André Rieu lives in a castle in Maastricht where the real D’Artagnan was said to have had his last breakfast before he died in battle serving Louis XIV. It’s a castle that André Rieu as a child used to visit to take piano lessons, but he dreamed of living in the castle, renovating it, making it light, filled with golden chandeliers and beautiful paintings. Encouraged by his father, a symphony conductor, Rieu began violin lessons at the age of five. Rieu’s training eventually brought him to the Royal Conservatory of Brussels where he was awarded the Premier Prix. In 1987, he formed the Johann Strauss Orchestra. Visit https://www.andrerieu.com/en for more info and tour dates. Follow André on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or subscribe to his YouTube channel.