André Rieu interviewed in his Maastricht castle

2 October 2014, 08:57 | Updated: 7 October 2014, 09:34

Classic FM were granted unprecedented access to André Rieu's castle home in Maastricht, where he gave us a frank and intimate interview about his life, career and new album, Love In Venice.

The great André Rieu's new album, Love In Venice, is full of Italian romance and intimacy, but Classic FM's Bill Overton was lucky enough to receive the great man's hospitality first-hand when he was invited to the maestro's castle home in Maastricht.

Gallery: go inside André Rieu's Maastricht castle

In this revealing interview, André describes his upbringing and his wildly successful career. Having had piano lessons in the castle when he was a boy and now living there in down time from his hectic touring schedule, it's been quite the journey for the King Of The Waltz, as he describes.



Are there any ambitions left unfulfilled? Could he really be the first musician to play on the moon? And what would his father have made of all this success? All these questions and more are asked and answered in this interview, one of the most wide-ranging of his career.


Buy André's new album, Love In Venice, from Amazon and Universal.

André will be touring Europe from November and hitting the UK in December on the following dates:

Fri 5 - Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Sat 6 - 3 Arena, Dublin
Sun 7 - 3 Arena, Dublin
Wed 10 - Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
Fri 12 - Echo Arena, Liverpool
Sat 13 - First Direct Arena, Leeds
Sun 14 - Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Wed 17 - LG Arena, Birmingham
Fri 19 - The SSE Arena, Wembley, London
Sat 20 - The SSE Arena, Wembley, London
Sun 21 - Phones 4u Arena, Manchester
Mon 22 - The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Tickets and more information available here.