André Rieu In Concert

André Rieu is a Dutch violinist and conductor best known for creating the waltz-playing Johann Strauss Orchestra. Together they have turned classical and waltz music into a worldwide concert touring act, as successful as some of the biggest global pop and rock music acts.

For his work, Rieu has been recognized by the Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion by the Netherlands, the Knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by France, and the Honorary Medal by his native Province of Limburg.

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Andre Rieu Concert Tickets & Tour Dates

March 2015

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March 3, 2015 Lille, France Zenith Make Enquiry
March 4, 2015 Orleans, France Zenith Make Enquiry
March 5, 2015 Epernay, France Le Millesium Make Enquiry
March 6, 2015 Amneville, France Le Galaxie Make Enquiry
March 7, 2015 Strasbourg, France Zenith Make Enquiry

May 2015

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May 5, 2015 Stockholm, Sweden Globen Make Enquiry
May 6, 2015 Göteborg, Sweden Scandinavium Make Enquiry
May 7, 2015 Copenhagen, Denmark Forum Make Enquiry
May 8, 2015 Aalborg, Denmark Gigantium Make Enquiry
May 9, 2015 Herning, Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen Make Enquiry
May 12, 2015 Zürich, Switzerland Hallenstadion Make Enquiry
May 13, 2015 Geneva, Switzerland Arena Make Enquiry
May 20, 2015 Budapest, Hungary Budapest Arena Make Enquiry
May 22, 2015 Prague, Czech Republic O2 Arena Make Enquiry
May 28, 2015 Kraków, Poland Kraków Arena Make Enquiry
May 29, 2015 Lodz, Poland Atlas Arena Make Enquiry
May 30, 2015 Gdánsk, Poland Ergo Arena Make Enquiry

July 2015

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July 3, 2015 Maastricht, Netherlands Vrijthof Make Enquiry
July 4, 2015 Maastricht, Netherlands Vrijthof Make Enquiry
July 5, 2015 Maastricht, Netherlands Vrijthof Make Enquiry
July 10, 2015 Maastricht, Netherlands Vrijthof Make Enquiry
July 11, 2015 Maastricht, Netherlands Vrijthof Make Enquiry
July 12, 2015 Maastricht, Netherlands Vrijthof Make Enquiry

About Andre Rieu

Andre Leon Marie Nicolas Rieu (born 1 October 1949) is a Dutch violinist, conductor, and composer best known for creating the waltz-playing Johann Strauss Orchestra.

Andre Rieu was born into a Christian musical family, on 1 October 1949 in Maastricht in the Netherlands. The name Rieu is of French Huguenot origin. He began studying violin at the age of five. His father was conductor of the Maastricht Symphony Orchestra. From a very young age he developed a fascination with orchestra. He studied violin at the Conservatoire Royal in Liege and at the Conservatorium Maastricht, (1968-1973). His teachers included Jo Juda and Herman Krebbers. From 1974 to 1977, he attended the Music Academy in Brussels, studying with Andre Gertler, getting his degree “Premier Prix” from the Brussels Royal Conservatory.

At University he performed the Gold And Silver Waltz by Franz Lehár. Encouraged by the audience reaction he decided to pursue the waltz form. Rieu formed the Maastricht Salon Orchestra and performed as a violinist with the Limburg Symphony Orchestra. In 1987, he created the Johann Strauss Orchestra and his own production company. The Orchestra began with 12 members and the first concert was given on 1 January 1988. It now performs with between 80 and 150 musicians. At the time the Orchestra first toured Europe, there emerged a renewed interest in waltz music. The revival began in the Netherlands and was ignited by their recording of the Second Waltz from Shostakovich’s Jazz Suites. As a result, Rieu became known as the waltz King.

Rieu and his orchestra have performed throughout Europe, in North America, and Japan. Winning a number of awards including two World Music Awards, their recordings have gone gold and platinum in many countries, including 8-times Platinum in the Netherlands. He records both DVD and CD repertoire at his own recording studios in Maastricht in a wide range of classical music as well as popular and folk music plus music from well-known soundtracks and musical theatre. His lively orchestral presentations, in tandem with incessant marketing, have attracted worldwide audiences to this subgenre of classical music.