Tamara Mily Balakirev
Yesterday saw the Netherlands celebrate as Queen Beatrix abdicated in favour of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima - André Rieu was on hand to get the party started!
With the stage decked out in resplendent orange, André's waistcoat included, the stage is set!
André Rieu plays at the Dutch Coronation, with some bagpipe support.
Soprano Mirusia Louwerse performs with André Rieu at the Dutch Coronation.
Subtly tweaking his trademark blue suit for the occasion, it's André Rieu performing for the adoring crowds at the Dutch Coronation.
He's used to a big crowd, but André Rieu's fans rubbed shoulders with the whole country at the coronation concert.
André Rieu shows a smile as he rips through a Strauss medley.
Even the soaring strings of the Johann Strauss Orchestra can't compete with a spectacular fly-by at the Dutch Coronation Concert.
Dutch actor André van Duin and André Rieu at the Dutch Coronation. A duo in the making?
André Rieu's fans at the Dutch Coronation.
André Rieu flanked by the signature flower of his homeland.
Getting into the swing of things, André Rieu decked himself and his Johann Strauss Orchestra out in orange in honour of the coronation of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima.
Displaying an unconventional conducting technique, André shows the audience what to do. Pow!
We like to think he's actually doing some Freddie Mercury Live Aid-style audience participation here.
André Rieu with soprano Mirusia Louwerse at the Dutch Coronation.
André Rieu displays his novel bow technique at the Dutch Coronation.
What a showman... André leading the crowd in another rousing piece.
Mirusia Louwerse joins André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra
The crowd celebrate at the Dutch Coronation.
Before the incredible concert, though, André rehearsed his orchestra as hard as ever. And if that's the suit he wears to rehearsal, you can imagine what his stage attire his like.
The day before the big coronation concert, André makes sure everything sounds absolutely perfect.