April 5, 2007
As you may already have heard at the end of
February, I was flown to Thewww.andrerieu.com)
Netherlands to meet with world famous violinist
André Rieu. (
I have been privileged to have been working with
him and his Johann Strauss
Orchestra since then and am about to embark on a
tour around America. We tour
for two weeks in April and May and later in the
year in October and December.
It's such an exciting experience for me and I
feel very privileged to be
working with such top artists!
I would like to thank you all personally for all
the support and encouragement I
have received in the last few weeks and would
like to say a big hello to my new
friends around the world who have signed up to
this newsletter! Also big thank
yous to all of the people who sent me such
lovely birthday messages! It was so
nice to hear from you all!
Look forward to seeing you at the concerts!
Points of Interest:
- Mirusia's debut album 'She
Walks in Beauty' is still available
on her website
now also available at
Order your copy now!
- Mirusia on myspace - visit
- Keep your eye out for 'Songs of
Inspiration' the new CD from the
Orchestra featuring Mirusia, which will be
released in June. For more
information go to
March 29, 2007
TODAY IS MIRUSIA'S BIRTHDAY.
STOP BY OUR BLOG AND SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HER!
March 14, 2007
Hello Dear Fans & Friends:
!!Thank You to Mike from Australia!!
I have special news for you.
Allow me to introduce you to the new Soprano set to tour with Andre Rieu & his JSO!
This is a unique way to combine the land of OZ which is currently getting
swept up on Andre Fever with one of their own. With Dutch roots,
meet Brisbane's own Mirusia Louwerse. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::
2006 winner of the Dame Joan Sutherland Award,
Louwerse, 2006 winner of the Dame Joan
Sutherland Award, has been contracted to tour
with Andre Rieu through America in April, May,
October and December, and to record a CD and DVD
with him in June and July. She also starts
Scotland the Brave on the 17th March at the
Sydney Opera House, flying out to Holland on
26th to begin touring in April.
Let's all Welcome
and enjoy her beautiful singing. Andre
only brings us the best!
Mirusia has toured in Australia & Europe and has
a new CD available.
'She Walks In Beauty' is a must
have for any collection. Mirusia also
appears with the Queensland Pops Orchestra on
their soon to be released CD, Songs Of
A Young Brisbane opera singer Mirusia, has been invited by André Rieu, one of
the worlds most popular violinists (We think THE Best & Most Popular!) to
perform with him on his forthcoming tours of North America and Canada. Rieu,
based in the Netherlands, travels the world with his highly acclaimed Johann
Strauss Orchestra and a small number of vocalists. Mirusia at just 21 was last
year named the winner of the prestigious national 'Dame Joan Sutherland Award'
for operatic singing in Noosa. She graduated from the Griffith University's
Queensland Conservatorium of Music with high distinction plus an Academic
Achievement Award at the end of 2006. In July of 2006, Mirusia received a small
Regional Arts Development Fund grant from the Redland's branch committee and
with extra financial support from The Redland Sporting Club and Sea Stradbroke,
used the funds to produce a demo album of 11 tracks. The album features musical
arrangements by Maestro Tommy Tycho and performances by the Cleveland Symphony
Mirusia, whose parents are formerly from Holland, sent the album to
family members still residing there. They in turn took it to classical music
radio stations in Holland and Belgium resulting in a number of stations playing
tracks from the album.
One family member sent an email to Mr. Rieu asking him to have a look at
Mirusia's website and listen to some of the tracks posted there which he did
that day. He was instantly drawn to her remarkably rich soprano voice, and
followed it up by calling Mirusia back at her home in Birkdale. He asked if she
would be prepared to travel to Brussels to audition for him, and she agreed to
travel the very next day. Two days later, in his recording studio in Maastricht,
Mirusia performed two songs, which clinched the deal for her on the spot. In
fact, Andre told Mirusia he believed that she has "one of the finest voices I've
Rieu offered Mirusia a contract to perform with him and his orchestra on his
tour of North America and Canada commencing in April.
Mirusia is currently recording an album with the Queensland Pops Orchestra and
will embark later this month on a series of performances as the lead female in
the 'Scotland The Brave' concerts. The show will take Mirusia to Sydney,
Auckland, Brisbane, and also to Toronto in Canada. The young singer is in fact
booked to perform more than 50 major concert performances in venues across
Europe, America, Canada and Australia within the next 4 months.
Mirusia at MySpace
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March 5, 2007
sent to us by Shirley Kirk:
OVATION BRINGS THE WALTZ
KING OF EUROPE TO
AUSTRALIAN TV SCREENS
We know you all love him! He brings joy, fun
and well-loved classical musical into your
homes. The uplifting music, the splendour of his
JSO orchestra, the sometimes silly
crowd-pleasing antics and the sheer spectacle of
an Andre concert combine to make him one of
Europe's, and increasingly, the world's most
popular showman. Dubbed the "waltz king of
Europe", Andre Rieu has been delighting
audiences around the world with sell-out
concerts since he first began touring in 1996.
His fans are many and varied and his appeal is
widespread. His live concerts attract fans of
all ages. Appearing with his elegantly-dressed
Johann Strauss Orchestra, he is the consummate
showman, with a warm demeanour which audiences
Ovation is proud to have brought this magic
into your homes and we intend to bring you more
Andre! In March, don't miss Andre Rieu:
Live in Dublin on Thursday 15 at
8.30pm. Filmed in Dublin's famous downtown train
terminal which has been converted into one of
the most delightful concert halls in Europe,
this concert features Andre and the orchestra
performing a collection of old favourites and
exciting new selections.
In April Ovation is featuring a special
month, with a spectacular concert every
Wednesday 4 April at 9.30pm - Andre Rieu
The Flying Dutchman - Join the fun and
spectacle of this home-coming celebration, as
Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra and
Choir wow the audience at the Parkstad Stadium
in Kerkrade, Netherlands. They play world famous
waltzes, marches and melodies from around the
world, including Oh Fortuna (Carmina Burana),
The Wild Rover, The Laughing Song from Die
Fledermaus and Triumphmarch from Aida.
Wednesday 11 April at 10.30pm - Andre
Rieu Live in Dublin - Filmed in
Dublin's famous downtown train terminal which
has been converted into one of the most
delightful concert halls in Europe, this concert
features Andre and the orchestra performing a
collection of old favourites and exciting new
Wednesday 18 at 10.30pm Andre Rieu: At
Schonbrunn, Vienna - This concert
features André at his best, with lots of pomp
and ceremony at the spectacular Schönbrunn
Castle in Vienna. Featuring the Johann Strauss
Orchestra and the Platin Tenors, songs include
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic), Radetzky March,
The Blue Danube and Trumpet Voluntary. Andre
Rieu, born into a large musical family in 1949,
grew up surrounded exclusively by classical
music, especially symphonies, chamber music and
opera. Encouraged by his father, a professional
conductor, Andre started taking violin lessons
at the age of five, the beginning of a love
affair that would never end.
Wednesday 25 at 10.30pm Andre Rieu
Romantic Paradise - Indulge in the
spectacle and romance of Dutch violinist Andre
Rieu in performance with his JSO Orchestra. The
diverse array of tunes includes Strangers In
Paradise, The Rose, Blue Spanish Eyes, Please
Don't Go, Lagune Waltz and Adagio.
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