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Andre Rieu

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Birthday
1, 1949
Birthplace
Maastricht, Netherlands
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Birthday
1, 1949 (age 68)
Birthplace
Maastricht, Netherlands

About

Controversial violinist and conductor who founded the Johann Strauss Orchestra.

Before Fame

He attended the Music Academy in Brussels, where he was a student of the famed André Gertler and received a Premier Prix from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.

Trivia

He was dubbed the Waltz King, mainly for his Orchestra's recording of the 'Second Waltz' from 'Suite for Variety Orchestra' by Dmitri Shostakovich.

Family Life

He fathered two sons with his wife Marjorie and was skilled in English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish.

Associated With

He was influenced by Ludwig Van Beethoven.

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