André Rieu donates 425,000-euros to music education fund
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The new initiative will provide music lessons to 1,000 children in the Netherlands
‘King of Waltz’ André Rieu has donated 425,000-euros (£360,000) to a new ‘André Rieu Fund’ set up by Jeugdfonds Cultuur Limburg, a youth culture foundation in his home province of Limburg in the Netherlands. The fund will provide music lessons to 1,000 children who might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn. The Dutch violinist and conductor said that under the current education system music is underrepresented in the Netherlands, and many children miss out on the opportunity to learn a musical instrument.