Everything you need to know about André Rieu

Everything you need to know about André Rieu

How long has André Rieu played the violin?

He began playing the Violin when he was just 5 years-old and always had an interest in orchestras.

Where does André Rieu live?

André and his wife Marjorie live together in a 15th-century castle in Maastricht, Holland.


How old is André Rieu

He was born October 1st 1949 making him 68 years-old.

Is André Rieu married?

Yes, he married his wife, Marjorie Rieu in 1975.


What is André Rieu’s latest CD?

His latest album Amore is out now and can be purchased here (RRP £10.99)

Does André Rieu play any other instruments?

Although he only plays the violin, André is also a talented conductor.

Are any of André Rieu’s family musical?


Yes, in a recent interview with Yours, André revealed how much his five grandchildren love music. “My grandchildren even like my music so imagine how happy I am! My son lives 20 meters from my home and he calls me the stalker because every minute I can pop over to see and play with my grandchildren.”

How many languages does André Rieu speak?

As well as being a talented musician, it seems he also has a talent for languages too and speaks six languages including Dutch, English, German, French, Italian and Spanish!

André Rieu in concert 

Most famous for bringing back the Waltz, one of his most iconic concerts took place in his own hometown of Maastricht, Netherlands. Here he is below playing the famous Second Waltz.

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