Andre Rieu gives $470,000 to teach children musicmain
The Dutch violinist and conductor André Rieu has donated 425,000 Euros to Youthfund Culture Limburg to provide music lessons to 1,000 children in his home region.
‘I would like to give these children the pleasure of making music,’ he said. ‘My orchestra members and I know how much fun it is to make music every day, and to make millions of people happy with music night after night. We were all given the chance to have music lessons since our childhood and were fortunate to learn how to play an instrument. So we may understand better than anyone else what it means, if you do not get that chance to be involved with music as a child.’