André Rieu
André Rieu

André Rieu

About André Rieu

Re-creating the romance of a bygone era, violinist and conductor André Rieu emerged in the late '80s as a latter-day Waltz King, specializing in light classics and Viennese salon music. Seeking to capture the spirit and ambience of a 19th-century Strauss appearance, he named his backing orchestra the Johann Strauss Orchestra, and conducted while playing the violin (as Strauss and his brothers did). Rieu's sizeable discography includes versions of classical works, folk and pop music, and pieces from soundtracks and musical theater. His first album, 1994's From Holland with Love, was an international best-seller. Subsequently, he has enjoyed targeted regional and worldwide chart success. In 2018, Billboard reported that Rieu's career box-office gross had surpassed a half billion dollars, making him the highest-grossing classical artist in Boxscore history.

  • HOMETOWN
    Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • BORN
    October 1, 1949

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