Hi dear Andre,
I hope you are all feeling a little more able to 'pick up the threads of life' again and that Ruud's love and admiration for you will enable you all to create your musical magic by holding him close in your hearts and performing 'for him' and 'in his memory'. I know we in the UK cannot wait to see you all and send you our love and encouragement with the biggest rapturous welcome and outpouring of love that you have ever seen or heard Andre! I read a nice report today on your forthcoming Concert in Slovenia saying how happy they are you are going to share your heart and music with them. Andre you often say "Decisions should be taken with the heart not the mind, not just in music but also in life" and I couldnt agree with you more. With love and respect always Viv xx
Hi dear Andre,
To Andre from Jack Olsson, aged 93, Canberra, Australia
Christmas Eve in Canberra- and the joy of your Christmas Spectacular
Dear Andre, some time ago I was given one of your DVD’s which I found so beautifully presented with a mixture of humour and music that I purchased more including “Andre Rieu on Holiday”.
In setting up the Christmas tree this year I decided to invite a few neighbours in for a pre-Christmas drink and having sat them down put on your DVD.
As the scene opened with snow lightly falling and the beautiful nativity scene we heard your beautiful orchestra playing carols while young children with candles dressed as Angels moved slowly around. It took our breath away. It was magic – All of my guests put down their glasses and sat back to enjoy. On Christmas day I put your DVD on again to the delight of us all.
Thank you Andre for this beautiful DVD, and may I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
Je vous présente tous voeux de santé et bonheur pour vous et votre famille pour 2017!
Mes meilleurs voeux pour tout le JSO !
Une pensée pour Ruud ce musicien talentueux qui va manquer à tous! Bon courage pour la reprise de vos concerts!
Me fascina tu musica, es celestial.. me encantaria si tu vienes
a South America a Colombia y nos brindas un concierto en Bogotà.
Para que mis Padres te puedan escuchar... sera maravilloso..
Que Dios te siga bendiciendo por ese Don tan grande que tienes.
Dear Lin I was devastated to hear of your very sad loss of a lovely spirited Father and Husband My thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
We Love watching Andrea and his orchestra and watching Rudd performing his own special trick there is now an empty seat that NO one will be able to fill.
My prayers are with you bless you and your family and of course Rudds family
Hi dear Andre
I'm sure you will have enjoyed your New Year with your beloved family even though 'last year' was tinged with sadness for us all. Now 2017 has started and your Dutch Friends are full of excitement as they anticipate your forthcoming NEW YEAR Concert in AMSTERDAM. I have to admit, Andre, I would love to be there but many of my friends are going and I’ll hear their news and see your lovely News and photos too. I am also seeing much excitement in Germany as they await your 2017 Tour. Reflecting on all the wonderful evenings I’ve spent with you and all the gorgeous music you’ve shared I feel so lucky to be living at the same time as you Andre! I hope 2017, the 30th Anniversary of your formation of your JSO, will be the best year yet! With love and respect always Andre. Viv xx
mille pensées vers vous prince adoré et tous ceux qui vous entourent, de tendres baisers de votre cht'ite
Dear Andre & family: This eve we are enjoying the beautiful CD from you and JSO--"Falling in Love." What an incredible reminder of the love of music and romance each of you and JSO bring to all. We hope each day brings the gift of joy, fond memories, and peace as you once again return to the studio and begin anew. Your fans love all of you! Blessings....
What would it take for you and your orchestra to come to Kansas City, Missouri? I can dream can't I ---
It was our last night in Barcelona. I was sick in the bed and when I was flipping around the Catalan tv channels I saw your concert. I just would like you to know that it was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen on tv all my life. What a wonderful way was to say goodbye the last hours of 2016! Thank you and all of your amazing orkestra members!
So sorry to hear the sad news. We were in Nottingham for the concert, which seems to have made the news worse. Our deepest condolences to you all.
Your fame has finally reached now heights. On Only An Excuse shown on BBC1 on Saturday 31/12/16 Jonathan Watson did a comedy sketch of you quoting your Scottish Football Fans Song Book. All the people who watched it now know all about you, and this will increase your following in Scotland
I am a long time fan of the JSO Orchestra,am deeply saddened by the news about Ruud.My deepest sympathies to the JSO family and Ruud,s family also.You are all in my thoughts during this tragic time.
Good morning André & J.S.O and very importantly to Lin Ruuds,family We are from Glasgow and we read our Sunday Express paper it is paying tribute to all the greats we have lost this year including Authors, Politicions, Actors Singers, and of course Musicions However we would like to add Ruud to this tribute perhaps his profile wasn't as bold however his wonderful presence was as high as the sky. The loss is immeasurable as we have lost Ann my sister in law at 56 On the 7th April and our mum will be celebrating her ???? if spared 16th April. If we could all spare a thought for those who have lost someone they love praying we will see you all 24th March and thank youxx
Dear Andre I first saw you on Sky arts and I was enthralled. I saw you at Liverpool in 2015 but I would love to see you in Maastricht. We have had a terrible 2016 with my husband being seriously ill so was glad when it ended but he was much improved by the end of the year. i recorded a New Years concert from Vienna as Susan Erans sang with her fellow singers my favourite song "The Rose" I was so touched that I believe now 2017 will be a better year. Hopefully we might make Maastricht. GodBless you for your wonderful music
Dear Andre & the JSO
We have enjoyed watching your concerts over many years, you have brought us much pleasure.
We have just learned of the sad death of Ruud and would like you to pass on our sincere condolences to Lin and the family.
Farewell Raud, may you RIP. A sad end to 2016 Andre but hopefully you will be back to your old selves before too long.
A Peacefull New Year to you, your family and the JSO.
My thoughts are with Ruud family, friends and all those who enjoyed his playing and beautiful character.
Have enjoyed all the concerts of Andre Rieu, and you were very much a part of the enjoyment. The music the JSO plays touches so many people and their hearts. But it's also is the personality of the musicians who bring true enjoyment and you certainly added to this. There is no doubt you'll be sadly missed by all.
Dear Andre, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your music brings so much joy to so many people. This is so hard for me as my childhood friend has been diagnosed with terminal stage 4 cancer. We had hoped to be in London with you but now it is not possible. My friend of 36 years is a massive fan of yours and introduced me to your wonderful shows. Would it be at all possible for you to send a photo to Diane? Sending love for 2017, Madeleine xxxx
Dear Andre, Lin and all,
So sorry about Rudd, you must all be in shock.
We were at your concert in Liverpool and we had such a great time, it seems impossible that something like Rudds death could happen.He was such a comedian.
We feel for you all, it's bad enough at any time but at Christmas seems so much worse.
Please remember the good times, his memory will always be with you.
You all seem to be one big family take strength from each other and help each other through.
God Bless you all.