André Rieu

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JG Travel Group to release Andre Rieu 2023 coach tour breaks

The JG Travel Group is releasing coach breaks to the see Dutch violinist André Rieu’s new 2023 UK tour at midday today (Friday). Capacity has been increased by 25% due to the “unprecedented demand” seen for this year’s dates. The tour next year, featuring Rieu’s...
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Andre Rieu at Birmingham Resorts World Arena

Scroll down to see all ticket options and prices. See a full list of Andre Rieu events here. Official face value from £45.00. Resale tickets from £53.62. Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra World Tour 2022 – Show Deck. Did you miss out on tickets? Join...
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André Rieu to perform at Amalie Arena

TAMPA – Musical phenomenon André Rieu will perform Monday, March 14, 8 p.m., at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets start at $39. Visit For venue information, visit Rieu — dubbed “Maestro of the Masses” by the New York Times — will return with his...

Who is André Rieu? All you need to know about the famous Dutch violinist and conductor

Known as the ‘King of Waltz’, André Rieu is a Dutch violinist and conductor, best known for creating the Johann Strauss Orchestra. The 60-piece ensemble performs popular classical and crossover works, with an emphasis on waltzes, often featuring elaborate sets and costumes. Rieu and his orchestra have toured throughout Europe, North and South America, Japan and Australia, and have released multiple platinum-selling albums and DVDs.
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André Rieu returns after 630 empty nights

The Dutch Strauss master returned to performance in Lisbon on December 1 after a 20-month Covid break. Twelve thousand people packed the arena amid Hollywood-like celebrations. You see it here first.
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André Rieu says sorry for bad word on air

The Dutch violinist-impresario let slip an anti-feminine epithet on UK breakfast TV today while talking about his childhood piano teacher. The word was bleeped out and he immediately apologised. Watch here.

André Rieu on his journey to becoming classical music’s biggest-selling star violinist

The cake, like everything about André Rieu, is larger than life. Resplendent with fat sticky gooseberries and collapsing under a mountain of whipped cream, it is proffered with a smile and an assurance that this is his ‘favourite cake of all’. The 68-year-old Dutch violinist orders it from a specialist baker in Maastricht, his home town, and eats a slice, religiously, each day at 3pm. ‘Without the cake,’ he tells me with mock earnestness, ‘I am nothing.’

His Music, His World: How André Rieu Became The ‘King Of The Waltz’

Some records – of the Guinness variety, that is – seem to stick to the amazing ‘King Of The Waltz’ André Rieu like glue. He’s the most successful, the biggest-selling, and the highest-earning classical artist of current times. Other records – of the CD variety – fly in their millions from his shelves into happy customers’ pockets. As he celebrates his 72nd birthday, we take a look at the career of a fun-loving violinist and conductor who now lives in a castle, and whose life story reads like a fairytale in triple-time. Scroll down below to enter the amazing world of the ‘King of the Waltz’ André Rieu.