j Partridge UK
05-01-2017 - Ibstock , United Kingdom

Hi Andre

Congratulations on your milestone of 30 years with the JSO. You have given the world so much enjoyment with your joyful music.
Wishing you all continued success for many years to come

best wishes Janet

Jan Martin - Marloth Park - South Africa
05-01-2017 - Mpumulanga, South-Africa

Dearest Andre and All members of the Johann Strauss Orchestra, Choir and Soloists.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all on what will be the most difficult performance of your careers.
God Bless and keep you all safe.
Remember you are all very precious.
Break a leg for 2017

Alan Rawcliffe
05-01-2017 - Southport, United Kingdom

Dear Andre and Orchestra,
It has been such a sad Christmas and New Year following the loss of Ruud. He was so young to be taken from us and I know everyone will miss him. I had enjoyed his smile and humour for many years.

hazel mccumber
05-01-2017 - Hollywood, United States

Dear Andre Sorry to be late in telling you how sadden I am to hear of your loss. Rudd will be missed and he will be in thoughts always. You are a great person in helping everyone to get through this sad time. I have always loved you folks for years and love you all. Please have everyone take care and travel safe. You bring joy and hope to all. Love to all family and wish you all the help God can bestow on you to help you through this sad time. Love to all. XXXXXXXXX

Rose G
05-01-2017 - London, United Kingdom

Dearest Andre
best wishes for 2017 it must have been a hard end to 2016 remember all your fans are with you all in that unhappy time looking forward to July in your own square really enjoyed Liverpool.
Love and best wishes to you all and lots of respect a very devoted fan roll on July please rest and take care of yourself you are a very special man
Loved all your shows on Sky although I have all the dvds Love you allxxxx

martine rapin caen
05-01-2017 - CAEN, France

maestro , je viens vous souhaiter une bonne et heureuse annee avous , votre famille et le jso avec une pensee pour ruud et sa famille , j ai hate de vous retrouver a paris en mars bisous amicaux de normandie , un petit message a veronique corbin , je suis de caen et je viens vous dire que andre va au mans pas loin de chez vous je pense si vous voulez me joindre je vous enverrai mon adresse mail je suis fan du maestro depuis des annees bonne journee

Vivienne Pratt
05-01-2017 - CO12 4RJ, United Kingdom

Hi dear Andre,
Today I see there’s even more excitement stirring in the World of Andre Rieu! In Prague, Budapest and Vienna to be precise Andre! They wait, anticipating what they know will be a spectacular, enchanting evening of some of the World's most exquisite compositions from Opera, Classics and Pop arranged and performed in your own unique style alongside your own magnificent JSO; humour and romance; and Waltzing in the aisles! All accompanied, of course Andre, by your handsome charming self, spinning tales of magic and 'life' to captivate us mixed with flashes of your mischievous humour that I absolutely love. The one thing I know when I enter the Arena is inside there’s music, romance, excitement and joy and I never want it to end! Thank you Andre! Love and respect always Viv xx

Marina van Beveren
05-01-2017 - Ecaussinnes, Belgium

Beste André, Als kind was ik al fan v.d. walsen van Strauss. Voor de bevalling van mijn zoon in 1981 luisterde ik naar een Strauss casette. Toen ik enige jaren later een optreden van jou zag op tv was ik gelijk verkocht. Sindsdien droomde ik ervan om een concert bij te kunnen wonen en afgelopen juli 2016 lukte het me eindelijk een ticket te kopen voor je concert van 8/1 in Brussel. In oktober werd er een hersentumor bij me geconstateerd. Ik was bang dat mijn wens om jou en je fantastische orkest live te zien optreden niet meer zou uitkomen. Op 6 dec jl werd ik geopereerd en God zij dank zal ik er zondag bij kunnen zijn. Dit concert is voor mij een wonder op meer dan één manier. Ik hoop de gelegenheid te krijgen je persoonlijk te bedanken voor de vreugde die je mij al jaren brengt. XXX

Donatella Pipitone Alfredini
05-01-2017 - TORINO, Italy

Buongiorno André, per prima cosa auguro un sereno 2017 (anche a Marjorie e famiglia)ricco di splendidi successi come sempre. Immagino che la mancanza del bravo Ruud si farà sentire soprattutto nelle prime uscite in concerto ma, con la JSO, siete molto uniti e vi farete forza dandola anche alla famiglia di Ruud.Come sempre la vostra musica continuerà ad entrare nel cuore di tutti .
Ho ricevuto da poco il DVD di Efteling (con unito nuovamente l'omaggio del CD e ringrazio ), è veramente meraviglioso (da sogno ) sono rimasti incantati anche i miei 5 nipotini . Certo è che ogni volta che in un DVD appare Ruud col suo sorriso e la sua allegria viene e verrà sempre un po' di tristezza .

Margaret Jones, Cheshire, England.
05-01-2017 - CW11 1RW, United Kingdom

Good Morning Dearest Andre its -7c bitterly cold but sunshine an blue sky the dear little birds need extra food, the Robins been in my kitchen, he's always first for the cheese an mealworms followed by the Blackbirds an Blue Tits also today a have a lovely Bullfinch, how happy they make my heart your wonderful music from your brilliant Magic of the Waltz Cd is giving extra zing an sparkle to my life. Embracing your unique fantastic music is like the dawn of a new life each day, note by note promises new wonders an adventures, as you play Andre you rejuvenate the spirit an soul of 'The Lady in the Red Jacket' at Many Arenas an I hope an pray that when other people hear your magnificent music they get the same enchanting feeling, pure magic from Andres brilliance. Lots of Love Lady Margaret

Patricia Smith Portsmouth United Kingdom
05-01-2017 - Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Dear Andre, As you embark of your 2017 concerts, I wanted to send you love and joy for your Amsterdam date on 7th January. I am sure you know that there will be millions of people around the world thinking of you all on that day., the music will be an enormous help to you and the JSO especially at this time.
Safe travels and see you in March.

Enid Y Russell, Buderim Qld. Australia
05-01-2017 - Buderim, Australia

Hi Andre and JSO

What a Contrast!!
Watched your DVD New Year's Eve in Vienna(2005) on New Year's eve here in Australia( We've all grown a few white hairs since then)!!! and thoroughly enjoyed it.
However, next day was the showing on TV of the Annual Vienna New Year's Day concert, how can you compare the emotions of musicians, playing almost identical music to you but with such long faces!!! The only person who seemed to be enjoying himself was their new young conductor Gustavo Dudamel
Safe travelling and success in 2017

04-01-2017 - Vineland Station, Canada

Dear Andre,
So very saddened to learn of Ruud's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with Lin and her family and with you and your family as well as the orchestra family.
Over the holidays my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed your new DVD, "Christmas in London" and "December Lights" plus all your Christmas CD's. You bring Christmas to us each year and we thank you. Your new CD,"Falling in Love" is totally beautiful. My favourite selection is "Can't Help Falling In Love". It is absolutely the best!
All good wishes as you and JSO continue on with life in Amsterdam providing us all with comfort and joy. Health, happiness again, and safety to you all in your upcoming tour. Much love.

Josette MORLET 75020 PARIS
04-01-2017 - PARIS, France

Cher André, en cette nouvelle année 2017, je vous adresse ainsi qu'à tout le JSO, votre famille tous mes meilleurs vœux et avec beaucoup de courage à tous pour reprendre vos concerts samedi prochain. Toutes mes pensées vous accompagneront sans oublier Ruud qui sera sûrement proche de vous de là où il est parti bien trop tôt ainsi qu'à Lin et ses enfants !!
Bien affectueusement à tous.

04-01-2017 - BONDOUFLE, France

Cher André, avec un peu de retard pour cause de maladie je viens vous souhaiter une heureuse année 2017 avec la reprise des concerts des samedi et dimanche à Bruxelles ou je vais venir. J'espère que pour vous et le JSO la reprise ne sera pas trop difficile avec le décès de Ruud qui m'a beaucoup affectée comme tous ceux et celles qui assistent à vos concerts. Je n'oublie pas dans mes voeux le JSO et tous les solistes.
Je vous envoie mille baisers.

Vivienne Pratt
04-01-2017 - CO12 4RJ, United Kingdom

Hi dear Andre,
How lovely to see the beautiful melody from LOVE IN VENICE 'VIENI SUL MAR' on your FB page! It reminds me of my beloved Oma who taught it to me and we’d sing it together when I was little Andre. Love in Venice is such a beautiful and romantic Album. I love all your little Video Clips too, Andre, on your VIDEO page. I well remember when you built the magnificent Venetian Stage Set on your beloved Vrijthof in preparation for your Summer Home Concert. The World was amazed as the construction took shape and hearts beat faster knowing they’d be with you on the magical Square for enchanting evenings of love, beautiful music and your own unique mischievous humour which I love so much Andre.. What magic will Maastricht hold in 2017 Andre?! Happy day. Love and respect always Viv xx

Margaret Jones, Cheshire, England.
04-01-2017 - CW11 1RW, United Kingdom

Good Morning Dearest Andre it's cold an grey at 4c my gardens full of shouting birds as I busily fill all the feeders an put out a warm bath, it's great to be home to see all this activity and a few spring flowers. At the same time 'The Lady in the Red Jacket' at Many Arenas is surrounded by glorious uplifting an wonderful music from your brilliant Orkest, a great favourite Forever Vienna provides piece after piece of spectacular yet soothing music gladdening my heart. Throughout my cruise your wonderful music gave great happiness to me an my friends an I made many new fans who heard your music and were enchanted by it wanting more information on this Great Musician an his wonderful Orkest, more memories to treasure plus special thoughts of a great trombonist. Lots of Love Lady Margaret.

Heather from Hampshire England
03-01-2017 - Tadley, United Kingdom

I'm so sorry to hear about the extremely sad news about Ruud, my thoughts are with his family and friends.

03-01-2017 - Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands

Eindelijk kunnen we er bij zijn in maastricht kan echt niet wachten. Helaas zitten we miet vooraan maar dat zal het mooie er niet minder om maken. Samen met friends from Ireland. Zoals zovelen je al eerder hebben verteld je muziek ontroerd maakt je vrolijk je muziek leeft dankjewel daarvoor. Liefs Anneke

David Mcgrath. Dublin. Ireland
03-01-2017 - Dublin 5, Ireland

It was with profound sadness that i learned of the untimely death of our dear friend Ruud.He enjoyed life to the full. He had a great sense of humour and was a outstanding musician.He will be sadly missed.
My thoughts are with his Wife and family.
May he rest in peace.

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