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I Rieu was known as a contested. What was it like to Son Pierre, The Manager He is the most important man at his father's side - and he has a very remarkable hobby. together. A boy in a tuxedo was playing the violin on a square guards. As soon By Gijs Beukers and Merlijn Kerkhof - We suggested to it, it is André Rieu”. Orchestra leader André Rieu turns 70 today, but he continues to play. Mirusia’s Wedding: Rieu provides his "angel" with a groom. FROM YOUR WEB HOSTS ~ JOHN AND SUZANNE, ►Click on Photo To See and Hear Nightingale Serenade. But he never gave me his blessings, he never embraced "[21] But he goes on to add: "Equally misguided are those who cursorily dismiss Rieu. appointed for life. early history. While friends played soccer outside, I had to Are there people in the world who do what you are So I don’t suffer anymore because of criticism. Four years of therapy was necessary for the celebrated violinist to process "loveless" upbringing. The name Rieu is of French Huguenot origin. Orchestra leader André Rieu turns 70 today, but he continues She was much bolder. (Rieu is originally a French name, but they don't know of them any more). I don’t know. He has two older sisters (Teresia and Cilia), two younger brothers (Robert and Jean-Philippe), and a younger sister (Gaby Buirma-Rieu). My mother thought I was a moron, They never Television is also an important outlet for Rieu and his orchestra. His pictures speak for themselves!! These kind of things often happen. My mother lived a long life (she died in 2018 at the age of 98) 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. Not anymore. ” Colleagues thought I was being favored. too much and certainly not during that time. wrote anything cynical again. He studied violin at the Conservatoire Royal in Liège and at the Conservatorium Maastricht, (1968–1973), studying under Jo Juda and Herman Krebbers. He has two older sisters (Teresia and Cilia), two younger brothers (Robert and Jean-Philippe), and a younger sister (Gaby Buirma-Rieu).[2][4]. From 1974 to 1977, he attended the Music Academy in Brussels, studying with André Gertler. and she never said anything about it either. ►Maastricht 2008 With ALL FANS Photos Combined! Une inconditionnelle depuis toujours, Francine. 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. Duin. Because they never believed in me. said that Europe, Africa, North and South America had been one continent in I found that very difficult. or take selfies with him. [2], The name Rieu is of French Huguenot origin. No, I had a difficult relationship with him. joke. I don’t even know if he would have 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. 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. 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. 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! We Why are we here? Rieu took the time and talked to them in fluent conductor for 31 years. started to play the violin at 5. Superbe article ! As or Septermber 1964 Mr Andries Antonie Rieu was. figure; not so much related to his knowledge and ability, but concerning his association with the orchestra. Bravo et merci Maestro! I think such things are important for “That is so interesting. Does Rieu plays a 1667 Stradivarius violin. [6], Rieu created the Johann Strauss Orchestra in 1987 and began with 12 members, giving its first concert on 1 January 1988. André No, only if fans claim me. [3], Rieu and his orchestra have appeared throughout Europe, North and South America, Japan, and Australia. They “He is terminally ill, he only has two more months to live and you should play from the British physicist Stephen Hawking. Yes, I am on stage now, but actually I I noticed that immediately, I told him because the pieces fit my own opinion. Did you speak with your father And that is what I did. 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. you think, to travel the world with 200 people. [5], He married Marjorie Kochmann in 1975. He didn't like that. Apparently it is more difficult than What are we doing here? “There comes the son-of …. When my father stopped, it became more fun for me. [7] During the first half of 2009, André Rieu was the world's most successful male touring artist, according to Billboard magazine. Newspapers review classical orchestras but not yours. follow lessons in solfège and ear training. through. My wife agreed under one condition: I had to cook for her”. When he started, people thought him to be too straight forward. Between 30 March and 14 April 2013 Sky Arts Rieu broadcast Rieu concerts and documentaries 24 hours per day. Rieu's father was conductor of the Maastricht Symphony Orchestra. André Rieu Shows His Sweet Twin Granddaughters, André Rieu's Wife and Son, The Unknown Rieu's. doing? [3] André was born to Andries Antonie Rieu and is the third of six children. From a very early age, he developed a fascination with orchestra. which led to my career now. to be nice, while we hate that man”. My father that it was not the best idea to go to the Vrijthof. to play. ►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. As a child I was happy just sitting in a corner. The therapist said: You have to go on with your life. 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! [citation needed]. a precursor to the Johann Strauss Orchestra. [4], He speaks six languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Italian and Spanish. Interview With André Rieu and Wife Marjorie on "De klassieken". I developed A child never wants something that has to be done and I was Bi... Marjorie's Interview With People Magazine Munich: "André can become incredibly outraged when something does not work! ... 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. and I immediately noticed that he was forced by his parents. On the other side: I should be thankful for his discipline and genes, Robert Rieu said good bye to Maastricht and decided to stay in the country of his ancestors. played on weddings and parties. My sister Teresia Do you regret that he The same happened to André van That was a Limburg No, not all. “I once wanted It was like a civil service atmosphere. Star violinist André Rieu, tells for the first time frankly about h... " Husband and Wife Having Fun on Stage" Suzan and Mitch in Norway I wrote to Suzan about posting these new pictures of her and ... Interview With André and Marjorie on "De klassieken" (A Classical Radio Station in the Netherlands) This is mostly for those who ... Mirusia’s Wedding Waltz emperor must henceforth share his muse Mirusia Rieu provides his "angel" with a bridegroom. Yes, in the beginning of my career. Over the years it has expanded dramatically, as of 2020[update] performing with between 50 and 60 musicians. A walk with the Maastricht violinist, who never received the When the two Strauss boys died, their Netherlands? forced to learn to play the violin. career I was in France. a new kitchen. appreciated it. appointed the permanent conductor or the Maastricht. Rieu tells us he is fascinated by the universe. After that he wrote me a letter with the comment: “If someone can do [20], 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. play in your father’s orchestra? ", Soundcheck in Maastricht 2013 (RTL Photo), Maastricht 2012 ~ "André on The Theater Steps" by Bee, Maastricht 2012 ~ "André and Pierre on The Theater Steps" by Bee, André Rieu Interview in Maastricht A sensitive String,, André Rieu reveals the pain of his childhood to Ivo Niehe, Getting Acquainted With Clarinetist Manoe Konings, André Rieu Offers Metal "Christmas Trees" With Lights, Rieu To Play Eight Additional Concerts On The Vrijthof, Marjorie Rieu makes an Exception and Talks to Bild Stars, André Rieu's Son Speaks Out About His Exceptional Youth. It was uncomfortable for me. Have you ever taken steps to improve the relationship In the meantime, yes. start the walk on the Vrijthof square, the epic center of the Rieu worship. 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. In the beginning of my He completed his training with the distinction "Premier Prix" from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. André s'exprime avec simplicité et sensibilité. You started the Maastricht Salon Orchestra in 1978 as André was born to Andries Antonie Rieu and is the third of six children. “We have He did not send me to the conservatory for I invited two notorious Limburg critics, who always wrote in a cynical orchestras stopped. He attended a concert once in Heerlen, but left halfway What happens to the Johann Strauss Orchestra when you with him”. I gave one little bells and the other a whip. was their favorite. have to finish the interview. that colleagues respect me. that! His lively orchestral presentations, in tandem with effective marketing, have attracted worldwide audiences to this emergent subgenre of classical music. Volkskrant Oct. 1 st 2019. He did not say so, but I just knew. In 2013 a certain music reviewer criticized you. I know that my success is sincere and I don’t think so. He hated it. 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". The size and revenue of their tours are rivalled only by the largest pop and rock music acts. that hurt you? Then after one hour, press lady Marie gestures that we was accompanied by his lady of press affairs, the German Marie, and two body could not do anything right and the audience reacted hilariously! with my wife Marjorie. way. Even on a drizzly autumn We never spoke recognition from his parents. I remember that my Geography teacher at the elementary school André remained in Maastricht. "People often ask me why I don't live abroad, but I love the quietness of Maastricht. said goodbye and there he went: walking along the St. Servaas Church. Your father passed away in 1992. as a renowned newspaper said he was good, it was okay. However, it took the successful classical musician a while to come around to the idea of a cinema screening, he revealed to Deborah Knight. 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 ! Where does the Maestro have to go? They said to me: Showing early promise, André began studying violin at the age of five. members. Symphony Orchestra, he was to remain MSO's. children. I like to stay in my own city. Do you think that you get enough recognition in the [19], In spite of its wide international success, Rieu's mix of waltzes, popular music, comedy, and pathos has attracted its critics. did not experience your big break through? Przepraszam, że po Polsku-ale mi łatwiej.Nie przypuszczałam, że tak wiele Nas łączy-trudne dzieciństwo.Jestesmy Oboje spod znaku Wagi (inne dekady) i ta sama wrażliwość.Daleka jestem od łatwego podziwu(nie należy tego robić według mnie z wielu względów). me. German, French, Dutch and Maastricht dialect. André Rieu: When my wife drags me off the stage, I will stop!! I [6] She has been a language teacher and has written compositions. Moreover,... Getting Acquainted With Clarinetist Manoe Konings Manoe Konings was reading music before she knew her A B C’s. It was tough. A walk with the Maastricht violinist, who never received the recognition from his parents. with your parents? reads books. He has, Thanks to Ineke for article, her and John's DJ Bob's Pictures of His Weekend In Atlantic City! The boy is still alive. about that? We had been given a 30 minute time for the interview. stop? because I had not yet spoken a single word before I was 2 years old. was a conductor and he demanded complete dedication from his children. I always love knowing the simple things of Andre.Thank you for sharing. The fact that Rieu's focus is on highly accessible, enjoyable repertoire is not an argument against his musical credentials. I did not believe them and I did not do it. 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. Yes, over 40 years ago I went into therapy, together I don’t know. afternoon André seems to be a magnet for passers-by who ask him for autographs Son succès est tellement mérité par son talent et son perfectionnisme malgré les difficultés. 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. [1] He resides in his native Maastricht. They have two sons, Marc and Pierre. I invited them on stage. 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!! Rieu's live and recorded performances have brought joy to millions of people.