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Mar 5, 2009

André Rieu Knighted by France

André Rieu Knighted by France
Appearing on The 'FRONT PAGE' of De Limburger Today!

On Thursday afternoon in his own Castle, André Rieu was appointed to Knight in The Order of Arts and Literature of the French Republic. Rieu received this award for his great service to Classical Music.

In the presence of the consuls of the Benelux, Mayor Leers and former Mayor Houben, France's ambassador Jean Francois Bradel pinned the accompanying medal on him.

Rieu indicated he is honored with the award. He hopes that this award will bring his big wish to perform in the middle of Paris closer to reality. He further pointed out the close relationship he has with France. His family roots date back to the twelfth century in the Auvergne. "When I was there and asked if there was anyone here with the name Rieu, I was told everyone here is named Rieu".

The ceremony took place in a Hall of Rieu's Castle. It would have been proper to do the presentation in the kitchen. In this space dating back to 1452, D'Artagnan had his last breakfast in 1683, before he was killed on the battlefield in Maastricht. But the kitchen was too small to receive all the guests and press.

The Knighthood in the Order of Arts and Literature of the French Republic is awarded annually to approximately two hundred people, including ten to fifteen foreigners. Rieu, following Harry Mulisch, Hella Haasse, Kader Abdolah and Adriaan van Dis, is the fifth Dutchman to be knighted by the French. Various Hollywood Actors such as Tom Cruise, George Clooney, Demi Moore and Meryl Streep have also received the medal.


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