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Rieu is well known for being a composer and conductor who founded the Johann Strauss. He started playing the violin at a very early age, and he plays a 1667 Stradivarius violin. When Rieu was a boy, he wanted to be a Catholic priest, and he feels this kind of nature of a priest helps him to communicate with his audience. He speaks six different languages, including English, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish, and French.
Andre Rieu has been very successful throughout the years.
In 1987 he created the Johann Strauss Orchestra, and he began with 12 members. The first concert was on 1 January 1988. It has expanded dramatically. In 2020 it performed with 50 to 60 musicians. He plays a 1667 Stradivarius violin. In 2009 he was the world’s most successful male touring artist. He records both with CD and DVD at his own studios Maastricht and also in a wide range of classical, folk music and popular and also as thematic music from musical theatre and well-known soundtracks.
Family and Personal Life
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He has been married to his wife. For 40 years, she rarely appears in public with his husband. The couple are blessed with two children Marc and Pierre. Rieu doesn’t listen to music to relax him; he rather sleeps because he spends much time listening to music as part of his job. Andre and his orchestra have turned waltz music into a worldwide concert touring act, and it has also been successful as some of the biggest global rock music and pop acts. Rieu and his family live in Maastricht.
|Children/Kids||Pierre Rieu, Marc Rieu|
|Boyfriend/Girlfriend (Dating)||N/A/Yes (name)|
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Net Worth, Nationality and Other Facts
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|Full/Real Name||Andre Leon Marie Nicolas Rieu|
|Age (as of today)||73 years|
|Date of Birth||October 1, 1949|
|Place of Birth||Maastricht|
|Net Worth / Wealth||$50 million|
|Occupation||Conductor, Entrepreneur, Violinist|
Height, Weight, and Age
Being born on October 1, 1949, translates to an age of 73 years as of todays date (July 8, 2023).
People don’t come to my concerts because they know the program. They come because they love the atmosphere and because they know that when I offer them a program it will be a night they never forget.Andre Rieu
I have 120 people in my payroll without any government giving me any money. We live off the tickets and the records I sell. That is very unusual.Andre Rieu
I am a showman in the traditional sense, but modern, too. I like to use sets and lighting to create magic.Andre Rieu
The waltz is a very important part of my life. It’s a very important way for me to express my positiveness, bringing humor to the world.Andre Rieu
When my twin grandchildren, Linda and Lyeke, were born two years ago, it changed me. I felt it was the essence of what life is about, and I cried all day. When my son Pierre, their father, was born I didn’t cry like that.Andre Rieu