André Rieu is a classical violinist, composer and conductor from Maastricht.
Rieu formed the Johann Strauss Orchestra in 1987 and became synonymous with renditions of not just Strauss, but also Shostakovich and Ravel.
Apart from Europe, he has gathered a sizeable following in Australia, not least for his arrangement of the Aussie-anthem 'Waltzing Matilda'.
His vast body of recordings include: "The Vienna I Love", "The Flying Dutchman", "And the Waltz Goes On" (2011), "Music of the Night" (2013), "Love Letters", "Les mélodies du bonheur", "Un amour à Venise" (all three released in 2014), plus 2017's: "Amore". With many more recordings as part of his Johan Strauss Orchestra.