Traditionally the concert season for a new year starts in the German town of Cologne. We also spent a few days in Cologne, watching the fireworks on New Year's eve from the banks of the river Rhine and attending the traditional New Year's concert the day after. Once in a while, André invites members of his orchestra to do a solo performance. In this concert, Tanja Derwahl and Monoe Konings each performed in a solo appearance. André mentioned that a few years ago Manoe was diagnosed with breast cancer. In 2001 she, André and the JSO appeared in the José Carera Gala for cancer relief, where she played

without the wig. In our Golden Oldies section we have the clip of this appearance. Click here to see this performance. Don't forget to scroll down the page for more photos.

André Rieu Stamp Booklet

New Year's Eve with the Brincat family

(from Malta) in our hotel room in Cologne

and André and JSO on German TV.



André told the audience in Cologne

another surprise: Lara Meuleman

and Leon van Wijk are a couple and

they are expecting a baby soon. Lara

proudly showed her pregnancy.

Surprise of the New Year's Concert in

Cologne: 13 months old Lowieke was

running around. Roos gave us permission to

post the photo on our website.


(Mirusia's friend)

and Anna Brincat.

2010 New Year's concert in Cologne.

Running time: 20 Minutes