Biography - A Short Wiki
Below is all you want to know about Andre Rieu's family, spouse, height, weight, and more!
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.
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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
Here is Andre Rieu's family information, including spouse, kids, and dating life.
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)|
Net Worth, Nationality and Other Facts
All facts you might be interested in can be found in the table below. For example, net worth, nationality, age, and more!
|Full/Real Name||Andre Leon Marie Nicolas Rieu|
|Age (as of today)||74 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 74 years as of todays date (November 17, 2023).
I was a fat child and loved cake, perhaps because it was the only sweet thing in my life.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
I know that when I like music, when it touches my heart, that it will touch your heart, too. That, I think, is the secret to my success.Andre Rieu
I think there are people who use classical music to say, ‘I am better than you, because I know all the rules and you don’t.’ You’re not allowed to have fun or entertain.Andre Rieu
Other people might want a Ferrari, but I wanted a butterfly house. I built it together with a blacksmith. We designed it together.Andre Rieu