Léon Marie Nicolas Rieu - born
1. October 1949 in Maastricht - is a Dutch violinist - conductor
and composer - best known for creating the waltz-playing Johann
The Dutch violinist who - with his popularity fills halls
- stadiums and concert halls worldwide - will guest Copenhagen.
With him - he has his 60-man Johann Strauss Orchestra.
The famous Violinist from Maastricht has his priceless 276
year old Stradivarius Violin tucked
under his chin - which is at all times accompanied by a body
guard. Stradivarius violins - sometimes shortened to “Strads”
- are regarded as amongst the finest stringed instruments
ever created and are highly prized. And his Stradivarius Violin
brings his music to a much wider band receiver than violinists
usually plays. André Rieu is in other words - popular
all over the world and makes his concerts
at a party - where the audience rarely sits down during the
entire concert. He includes his musicians in the festival
- and they grab on like a little roll on the way or getting
up and clapping rhythmically along with the audience.