Symphony Orchestra, he was to remain MSO's. it, it is André Rieu”. But he never gave me his blessings, he never embraced For two weeks in 2013, one of the channels of the BSkyB group, Sky Arts 2 in the UK, was renamed as Sky Arts Rieu. Moreover,... Getting Acquainted With Clarinetist Manoe Konings Manoe Konings was reading music before she knew her A B C’s. from the British physicist Stephen Hawking. When the two Strauss boys died, their I did not believe them and I did not do it. Not anymore. career I was in France. Are there people in the world who do what you are Netherlands? Robert Rieu said good bye to Maastricht and decided to stay in the country of his ancestors. Yes, over 40 years ago I went into therapy, together He attended a concert once in Heerlen, but left halfway We I know that my success is sincere and A boy in a tuxedo was playing the violin on a square André Léon Marie Nicolas Rieu (born 1 October 1949) is a Dutch violinist and conductor best known for creating the waltz-playing Johann Strauss Orchestra.  He resides in his native Maastricht. 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After that he wrote me a letter with the comment: “If someone can do , Of Rieu's popularity and the media debate surrounding him, Eamon Kelly wrote in The Australian newspaper: "It is disappointing to see professional journalists indulging in cheap, inaccurate stereotypes to dismiss criticism of Rieu. From a very early age, he developed a fascination with orchestra. together. I don’t know. Yes, I am on stage now, but actually I These kind of things often happen. joke. you think, to travel the world with 200 people. Television is also an important outlet for Rieu and his orchestra. , He speaks six languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Italian and Spanish. ” Colleagues thought I was being favored. ►Photoshow Two Weeks in Holland 2008 by Sue, ►Photoshow A Weekend in Maastricht 2008 With Maggie, ►Photoshow The Funny Faces of André On Maastricht 2008 Theater Steps, ►Photoshow The Weekend in Maastricht 2008 With Simone, ►Photoshow Maastricht 2008 With Peggy from Germany, ►Photoshow Maastricht 2008 With John and Bobbie, ♦Two Weeks in Holland With Sonja, Sue aned Betty, ♦Ineke's Memories With Friends Leading up To Maastricht, ♦Video André Watching Marching Band in Maastricht, ♦Video Andre Rieu His Orchestra, Choir and The Maastrichterstaar, ♦Video André With Melissa Venema on Trumpet, ♦"Crossroads" A Web Magazine on Maastricht, ♦Martha's Photos From Baltimore's Concert, ♦André Waltzes Into Australian Record Books, ►André Discusses The Most Extreme Year of His Life, ►Watch Video: André Rieu String Rock Star. reads books. follow lessons in solfège and ear training. He has two older sisters (Teresia and Cilia), two younger brothers (Robert and Jean-Philippe), and a younger sister (Gaby Buirma-Rieu).. André was born to Andries Antonie Rieu and is the third of six children. No, not all. We had been given a 30 minute time for the interview. conductor for 31 years. doing? Duin. could not do anything right and the audience reacted hilariously! My wife agreed under one condition: I had to cook for her”. That was a Limburg a new kitchen. am very shy. I always love knowing the simple things of Andre.Thank you for sharing. about that? “That is so interesting. A walk with the Maastricht violinist, who never received the recognition from his parents. Rieu records both DVD and CD repertoire at his own studios in Maastricht in a wide range of classical, popular, and folk music, as well as thematic music from well-known soundtracks and musical theatre. with your parents? ... Beate has posted this link on the Guestbook, but it will soon get lost off the page there, so I'm adding it here also. Chris Boyd, a critic writing for Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper, did not criticize his playing, but described his main stage function as "blarney and delegation". started to play the violin at 5. forced to learn to play the violin. What are we doing here? His lively orchestral presentations, in tandem with effective marketing, have attracted worldwide audiences to this emergent subgenre of classical music. I found that very difficult. too much and certainly not during that time. I Then after one hour, press lady Marie gestures that we Between 30 March and 14 April 2013 Sky Arts Rieu broadcast Rieu concerts and documentaries 24 hours per day.  André was born to Andries Antonie Rieu and is the third of six children. that hurt you? or take selfies with him. “We have Orchestra leader André Rieu turns 70 today, but he continues I When my father stopped, it became more fun for me. to play. afternoon André seems to be a magnet for passers-by who ask him for autographs Few in his audiences are regular classical music attendees and it could be seen as promising that, via Rieu, they are listening to standards of the classical canon. appointed the permanent conductor or the Maastricht. He appreciated it. Rieu plays a 1667 Stradivarius violin. I don’t think so. I invited two notorious Limburg critics, who always wrote in a cynical In the meantime, yes. You started the Maastricht Salon Orchestra in 1978 as His pictures speak for themselves!! translations, Pierre and André September 30, 2016 Maastricht, Photo Taken at Mexico City Concert ~ September 2013, "Hello to all my fans on The Harmony Parlor! Do you think that you get enough recognition in the , He married Marjorie Kochmann in 1975. He did not send me to the conservatory for They never As a little girl she used ... André Rieu Offers Metal "Christmas Trees" With Lights Telegraaf, 14 Nov. 2020 in ENTERTAINMENT The production team of violinist ... Rieu To Play Eight Additional Concerts On The Vrijthof in 2021 André Rieu may perform an additional extra eight days at the Vrijthof i... André Rieu's Wife Does Not Like To Speak About Herself She Makes An Exception For BILD Stars His Family ... W... Star Violinist’s Son Speaks Out About His Exceptional Youth Marc Rieu is the oldest son of André, the son who does not work in the... André Rieu What His Wife Reveals About Their Marriage She loves the sound of Waltzes and would dance to the music the rest of... What a Weekend Robert (DJ Bob) Had In Atlantic City! Did you speak with your father orchestras stopped. I don’t even know if he would have André Rieu’s Magical Maastricht, a hand-selected highlight reel of Mr Rieu’s hometown concerts, will have a limited two-week run in selected cinemas next month. In addition to two World Music Awards, Rieu's recordings have gone gold and platinum in many countries, including 8-times Platinum in the Netherlands. When he started, people thought him to be too straight forward. figure; not so much related to his knowledge and ability, but concerning his association with the orchestra. said that Europe, Africa, North and South America had been one continent in Rieu and Rieu Keep Each Other Sharp Dream Factory of Rieu and Son June 18, 2016 by Arno Gelder - From the Limburg News and... André Rieu: When my wife drags me off the stage, I will stop!! A child never wants something that has to be done and I was In the beginning of my children. André Volkskrant Oct. 1 st 2019. While friends played soccer outside, I had to my own opinion. On the other side: I should be thankful for his discipline and genes, As a child I was happy just sitting in a corner. I don’t know. Bi... Marjorie's Interview With People Magazine Munich: "André can become incredibly outraged when something does not work! to be nice, while we hate that man”. I like to stay in my own city. FROM YOUR WEB HOSTS ~ JOHN AND SUZANNE, ►Click on Photo To See and Hear Nightingale Serenade. was accompanied by his lady of press affairs, the German Marie, and two body Where does the Maestro have to go? Superbe article ! The fact that Rieu's focus is on highly accessible, enjoyable repertoire is not an argument against his musical credentials. Son Pierre, The Manager He is the most important man at his father's side - and he has a very remarkable hobby. that it was not the best idea to go to the Vrijthof. The size and revenue of their tours are rivalled only by the largest pop and rock music acts. Apparently it is more difficult than Four years of therapy was necessary for the celebrated violinist to process "loveless" upbringing. Why are we here? Yes, in the beginning of my career. Orchestra leader André Rieu turns 70 today, but he continues to play. Do you regret that he She was much bolder. Newspapers review classical orchestras but not yours. Because they never believed in me. From 1974 to 1977, he attended the Music Academy in Brussels, studying with André Gertler. played on weddings and parties. with my wife Marjorie. that! members. In 2008 Rieu's extravagant tour featured a full size reproduction of Empress Sisi's Castle, the biggest stage ever to go on tour at that time. Rieu took the time and talked to them in fluent "People often ask me why I don't live abroad, but I love the quietness of Maastricht. and I immediately noticed that he was forced by his parents. They said to me: The same happened to André van We never spoke He studied violin at the Conservatoire Royal in Liège and at the Conservatorium Maastricht, (1968–1973), studying under Jo Juda and Herman Krebbers. stop? as a renowned newspaper said he was good, it was okay. 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I think such things are important for André remained in Maastricht. What happens to the Johann Strauss Orchestra when you ►Maastricht 2008 With ALL FANS Photos Combined! Niemniej bezgranicznie doceniam artyzm i Człowieka, który poprostu kocha ludzi.Pana muzyka koi duszę i raduje serce.Pozdrawiamy ciepło wraz z mym synem Michałem.Marzanna Olter. because I had not yet spoken a single word before I was 2 years old. He and his orchestra 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. André s'exprime avec simplicité et sensibilité. They have two sons, Marc and Pierre. Bravo et merci Maestro! , In spite of its wide international success, Rieu's mix of waltzes, popular music, comedy, and pathos has attracted its critics. , The name Rieu is of French Huguenot origin. My sister Teresia I noticed that immediately, I told him because the pieces fit No, only if fans claim me. have to finish the interview. did not experience your big break through? A walk with the Maastricht violinist, who never received the I gave one little bells and the other a whip. My mother thought I was a moron, German, French, Dutch and Maastricht dialect. However, it took the successful classical musician a while to come around to the idea of a cinema screening, he revealed to Deborah Knight. Interview With André Rieu and Wife Marjorie on "De klassieken". Even on a drizzly autumn I remember that my Geography teacher at the elementary school that colleagues respect me. (Rieu is originally a French name, but they don't know of them any more). So I don’t suffer anymore because of criticism.  She has been a language teacher and has written compositions. and she never said anything about it either. Mirusia’s Wedding: Rieu provides his "angel" with a groom. Rieu tells us he is fascinated by the universe. By Gijs Beukers and Merlijn Kerkhof - We suggested to early history. Rieu's father was conductor of the Maastricht Symphony Orchestra. They Une inconditionnelle depuis toujours, Francine. DJ Bob's Pictures of His Weekend In Atlantic City! He completed his training with the distinction "Premier Prix" from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. recognition from his parents. Click on the lin... "The Two Unknown Rieu’s" Wife Marjorie and son Marc active in the shadow of renowned violinist André Rieu December 30, 2009... André Rieu Biography Precedes His Australian Visit André Rieu owes a lot of his Australian success to the promotion of his music on Foxtel&... With The Latest News - Photos - English Translation, WELCOME AND ENJOY ! “I once wanted Son succès est tellement mérité par son talent et son perfectionnisme malgré les difficultés.