Known to millions around the world as the “King of the Waltz,” André Rieu has sold a massive 40 million CDs and DVDs and notched 30 No. 1 chart positions worldwide.
Along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra (the largest private orchestra in the world), Rieu has created a global revival in waltz music, staging spectacular extravaganzas that are second to none.
Having received more than 490 Platinum Awards, three Classical Brit Awards for “Album of the Year” and billions of YouTube views, Rieu is one of the biggest solo male touring artists in the world. “My concerts are about joy and love,” Rieu said. “We should make decisions in our lives with our hearts, not our heads. People often ask me, ‘How do you choose your program?’ – the answer is: with my heart. I love Johann Strauss but I am also fascinated by Andrew Lloyd Webber or Bruce Springsteen. We should stop limiting ourselves with categories and boundaries – not just in terms of music but in our lives in general.”
His World Tour 2017 will lead him to Germany, France, the UK, the Netherlands, Austria, Chile, Mexico and the U.S.