The Illusion Of Andre

Violinist Andre Rieu has made millions from his televised concerts featuring him smiling and swaying and sawing through Strauss waltzes with panache. But is he actually a good musician? “He rarely plays anything that is technically beyond the reach of a talented 10-year-old, so it’s hard to say exactly how good a violinist he is… But you don’t have to be in the music business for long to realise that talent and success don’t always go together.”