The name Rieu is of French Huguenot origin.André was born to Andries Antonie Rieu and his wife as the third of six children. He has two older sisters (Teresia and Cilia), two younger brothers (Robert and Jean-Philippe), and a younger sister (Gaby Buirma-Rieu).
Rieu’s father was conductor of the Maastricht Symphony Orchestra. Showing early promise, André began studying violin at the age of five. From a very early age, he developed a fascination with orchestra. He studied violin at the Conservatoire Royal in Liège and at the Conservatorium Maastricht, (1968–1973), studying under Jo Juda and Herman Krebbers.
He married Marjorie Kochmann in 1975. She has been a language teacher and has written compositions. They have two sons Marc and Pierre.
He speaks six different languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Italian and Spanish
|01- What A Wonderful World||10- The Impossible Dream|
|02- Only Love||11- Tales From the Vienna Woods|
|03- Morning Mood||12- Love Me Tender|
|04- Natasha’s Waltz||13- Think of Me|
|05- Ballade pour Adeline||14- Song of the Volga|
|06- Jerusalem Of Gold||15- Torna a Surriento|
|07- Music of the Spheres||16- My Own Home|
|08- The Last Rose||17- My Beloved Limburg|
|09- Parlez-moi d’amour||18- Highland Cathedral|
André Rieu,Johann Strauss Orchestra – Amore
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