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About André Rieu
André Rieu, also known by the nickname "King of the Waltz", is a renowned Dutch violinist, conductor and entrepreneur known for being the founder of the Johann Strauss Orchestra. He is regarded as one of the most successful classical musicians of all time.
He got married to Marjorie Rieu in 1975. Two sons were born to the marriage.
Over the years, he has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including multiple World Music Awards. In 2002, he was made knight of the Order of the Dutch Lion.
Billboard magazine named him the most successful male touring artist of the first half of 2009.
According to Billboard magazine, his 2014 world tour outsold that of many famous rock and pop music acts such as Beyoncé, Metallica and Rod Stewart.
He began learning how to play the violin when he was only 5 years old.
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Famous quotes by André Rieu
I believe that music in itself heals and that everything is about the power of the mind. I thought if you are happy, you don't get ill. Your health is in your head. When you are satisfied with your work, you don't get ill.André Rieu
I was the black sheep of the family, and my mother never really understood me.André Rieu
I'm an un-healable positive optimist.André Rieu
It is my personality alone that has brought back the waltz and made it a global craze.André Rieu
The waltz can be sad and at the same time uplifting. You have to see life from both sides, and the waltz encapsulates that. If you're in my audience you give yourself to me and the waltz will grab you.André 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.André Rieu
André Rieu's Popularity
André Rieu is a famous Dutch violinist, conductor and composer, who was born on October 1, 1949. As a person born on this date, André Rieu is listed in our database as the 33rd most popular celebrity for the day (October 1) and the 65th most popular for the year (1949).
People born on October 1 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. André Rieu is the 943rd most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to André Rieu's birthday, André Rieu is the 49th most famous Dutch and ranks 1st in famous people born in Maastricht, Netherlands.
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