André Rieu and His Johann Strauss Orchestra
André Rieu is a Dutch violinist and conductor best known for creating the waltz-playing Johann Strauss Orchestra. He and his orchestra have turned classical and waltz music into a worldwide concert touring act, as successful as some of the biggest global pop and rock music acts.
André Rieu firmly believes that classical music is made for everybody to enjoy, not just for an elite. At his concerts everything is allowed: laughing, weeping, singing, dancing in the aisles. Rieu has sold more than 40 million CDs and DVDs . He has reached 30 number 1 chart positions and 500 platinum awards. His YouTube videos reached far over a billion views so far and 4.5 million subscribers follow the King of Waltz on Facebook.