André Rieu: Welcome To My World
Brand New Series Only on Sky ArtsSky Arts today announces that world renowned violinist André Rieu will star in a new 10-part series, André Rieu: Welcome To My World. The biggest classical music talent in the world has invited Sky Arts’ cameras to capture never seen before aspects of his life through a combination of behind-the–scenes documentary and special heart-warming interviews. This unique series will follow the Classical Brit Award-winning artist and his very special guests as they prepare to perform in dazzling concerts around the world. André Rieu: Welcome To My World will start on Saturday 26 October 8pm on Sky Arts 2 HD.
From Australia to Argentina via Mexico and Maastricht, Sky Arts viewers will join Andréand the members of the famous Johann Strauss Orchestra in a spectacular journey celebrating music, waltzes and his spellbinding showmanship. Each episode will document an exhilarating part of the maestro’s life, as well as showcasing new concert performances. Special guests will join Andréalong the way; including singers Jermaine Jackson, who sings a moving tribute to his brother Michael, andTrini Lopez who explains why performing with Andréis so special and exciting.
Whether documenting André on the road during his whirlwind sell-out tours in Mexico City and Buenos Aires, poignantly marking Armed Forces Day with thousands of veterans and Dame Vera Lynn, or celebrating the inauguration of the new king and queen of Holland, this 10-part original series promises to capture the enchanting world of the André Rieu.
André Rieu: Welcome To My World will gain exclusive access to the team who work with the violinist and those who help make his concerts so memorable. The episodes will contain unique interviews with his sons Marc and Pierre Rieu and long-standing members of the Johann Strauss Orchestra, as well as his trusted concert soloists Carla Maffioletti, Carmen Monarcha and Mirusia Louwerse.
André Rieu has sold more than 35 million albums globally and has been awarded more than 330 platinum and 100 gold awards for his phenomenal success. The violinist burst onto the UK scene in 2010, selling more than 400,000 copies of his first UK release, and is now one of the best-selling live acts in the world. More than 700, 000 fans attend his concerts and stadium tours every year.
“I’m extremely proud about starting my own tv series on Sky. I’ve been performing for many years now with my orchestra and I’m very happy that Sky is offering me the opportunity to show you all the beautiful things we’ve done,” comments André Rieu. “In this series I’ll show you lots of wonderful music and beautiful places where we played. I’ll speak about my family and private life; about meeting and working with some famous guest stars. I hope you’ll enjoy it. Welcome to my world!”
“André Rieu is one of the biggest performers of our time – he regularly outsells Beyoncé and Justin Bieber – And there’s no question he’s just the best at what he does,” comments James Hunt, Director of Sky Arts. “We’re thrilled that Sky Arts is the only place in the UK that Andre fans can see his amazing performances, but we’re even more excited about this new series – we know how many of our customers adore him.”