Gecondoleerd met het verlies van een veel te jonge collega,mijn hart gaat uit naar de familie,waaronder jullie ook toe behoren,gisteren nog het concert gezien van maastricht 2016,met tranen in mijn ogen toch met een dubbel gevoel genoten alweer van jullie muziek en zang.
Sorry, I was abroad and just learned the terrible news. My thoughts and prayers go to the Ruud family and to you all. Sincerely sorry
As a relatively new JSO fan I have been totally absorbed by the entire orchestra and have gone to great lengths to learn about each member. It is obvious the JSO is one very large family. I can imagine how every member has been affected. Yes, Ruud will be missed but fondly remembered by all. Wonder if he will play with Gabriel now.
Since I was a little girl, I have always wanted to see you in concert. I would watch your concerts, and being myself a classically trained flutist; would dream of playing in an orchestra and wearing a beautiful dress. I have wanted to see you for so long, and I am so happy I finally got to. I live in Canada where there has never been any shows to my knowledge; so when I was visiting my uncle in Perth I was beyond excited that I was able to get a ticket to your show. I realized sitting watching you and your orchestra how lucky I was to be seeing the orchestra I had idolized all my life during a trip I never thought I would be able to make. It was a magical time listening to your orchestra and I still can not believe I got to see you in Australia when I just happened to be visiting.
Dear Andre, you show the world how much a family you and the JSO are. It is a very sad time for everyone including dear Ruud's family and all of our feelings, not just from the UK, but from all over the world have been shown here on your pages. I too have lost a loved one and I know the pain and sorrow is terrible. May God bless you all. Denise Korkoza
Beste Andre, je de wereld laten zien hoeveel een familie die u en de JSO zijn. Het is een zeer treurige aangelegenheid voor iedereen met inbegrip van beste Ruud familie en al onze gevoelens, niet alleen uit het Verenigd Koninkrijk, maar uit heel de wereld is gebleken dat hier op uw pagina's. Heb ik ook een dierbare verloren en ik weet dat de pijn en verdriet is verschrikkelijk. God zegene u allen. Denise Korkoza
We send our heartfelt sympathy to you and Ruud's family at this most difficult, sad time. Rudd was such a vibrant part of the orchestra. It will never be the same without him.
Condolences to you all
Dear Andre and JSO
As the new Year unfolds and you all start on more adventures to make millions more happy with beautiful music in this troubled world, may God be with you all and comfort you all after the sad time you have all experienced over Christmas in losing Ruud, who brought so manly smiles to faces everywhere, just as you all do
We hold on to our memories and look forward to future concerts 'down under'
Loving thoughts and safe travelling always
Enid Y Russell, Buderim, Qld, Australia
I have just looked at the pictures of Ruud, I remember so many shows that he did all those things it makes me cry,
I wish Lin, Oscar & Lisa, all the love in the world, I know all the world feel the same God Bless you all Ande' family and jso
All my prayers Andre, Pierre, the entire JSO family,and To you especially Lin and your children. Blessings to Ruud~a man who through his music, and always through his spirit will be close and forever felt by so many. May his radiant spirit bring you comfort and strength during this time. I have placed more notes and condolences on the fan site and slipped disc link from the UK. R.I.P. Ruud, Adieu. Janet Lee Taylor X
My deepest sympathy goes to Lin and family and of course everyone in the orchestra. This is a very hard time of year to lose someone dear. My heart goes out to you all. It is going to be strange not seeing Ruud in the orchestra, but he won't be forgotten.
He'll always be looking down on you all from heaven.
Bless you all.
Thank you for posting the photos of Ruud Merx. Although we are far away we will be there in spirit at the
Memorial Service. Our Love surrounds Lin and her family, and she will remain the pretty lady sitting infront making us happy with her contribution in the orchestra. We Salute Andre and his family for the amazing Leadership
style he has displayed in this tragic event. This goes down as a case study in being a Maestro in Leadership management. the definition of a mensch. We have recorded the entire process since the 17th and will use it to encourage students in our classes. God bless each and everyone of you.
Thank you so very much for all of the exquisitely beautiful images and your lovely heartfelt message of love and sorrow in remembrance of dear Ruud. Recently I watched a beautiful Video from one of your Concerts where Ruud and 5 other Alphorns played 'SILENCE IN THE ALPS' from ‘ALPHORN SYMPHONY’, Ruud’s own composition, and I was in tears Andre. Its not only exquisitely beautiful, but so full of pathos and emotion I couldnt hold back the tears remembering Ruud's beautiful music and great big heart. I know today is a very sad day for you, Marjorie, Pierre and Marc; Lin, Lisa and Oscar; and your entire Johann Strauss Orchestra family and my heart goes out to you all with love and all the support I can possibly send you. With all my love and deepest sympathy, Andre. Viv xx
Magnifica puesta en escena, magníficos artistas y dirigidos por un maestro. Señor estoy sorprendido, entusiasmado y enamorado con su forma de interpretar la música. Saludos desde Catalunya donde espero verle pronto, ya que en su agenda no le veo con fecha. Lo dicho señor reciba un abrazo muy fuerte.
To Lin, Oscar & Lisa, Andre, JSO, Crew and all the family!! Heartfelt condolences from Australia.. Ruud will always be remembered by all of the fans.. His last tour in Australia will always be very special! Thoughts are with you all at his very sad time!! We will all treasure the memories, thankyou so much for giving us so much music & laughter, with us forever!!!
My dearest André family and extended JSO family I have tears whilst writing this I cannot believe that Ruud is up in heaven it's in disbelieve as he appeared fit and healthy our immediate thoughts are with Lin ,oscar and lisa,not forgetting perhaps other family members who thought the world of him when you loose someone you love the wound is deep we are trying to get to grips of loosing our beloved Ann who sadly passed away in April my God she is missed and our thoughts are with everyone immediate family or his JSO family because we had some warning whereas Lin and family and JSO extended family had no time to prepare for this awful blow. I shall pray for all of you as it's a great comfort God Bless love Isobel and Stewartiexx
My deepest sadness for Ruud's departure. I am very sad. I accompany they in the pain.-
Dear Andre and the JSO
Tonight Andre I read your message to Ruud. We, as your admirers will miss you Rudd. I see that your next concert is in Amsterdam on January 7th, please Andre and JSO, play with all your hearts for Ruud and his lovely wife Lin. As you have said Andre, music is a great healer
My love to everyone.
Dearest Andre,Marjorie,Marc,Pierre and JSO
Sincere condolences to you all on the sad loss of your trombonist Ruud who was such a wonderful entertainer. My deeperst sympathy to his wife Lin and family. His star will aleays shine in your hearts.
God's blessings to you all.
Dear Andre, It is with a heavy heart that both Lilian and I send these few words of condolence to Lin and Family and also to yourself and the JSO at this moment in time at the sad loss of Rudd Take care of yourselfs and God bless you all.Lilian and Marvyn
Just found out it was Ruud who died, indeed a prominent member of the orchestra, such a vibrant personality. Our condolences to his family and the orchestra, his other family. He will be very much missed and hard to replace but he will continue to delight on the many concert DVDs available. Thank you Ruud.