André Léon Marie Nicolas Rieu, or as we know him, that charming Dutch chap who plays amazing violin, kicks off his Australasian tour this week. Joined by his Johann Strauss Orchestra, the tour is aptly titled, “…And the Waltz Goes On Tour 2013”. There is one Auckland show at Vector Arena on Friday, October 25.
The handsome composer, conductor and virtuoso violinist has been fluent in his chosen instrument since the age of five – and when it comes to languages he is no slouch either. Naturally, Dutch is his native tongue but he also speaks English, German, French, Italian and Spanish so he can pretty much communicate with any audience vocally and musically.