Loved Around The World!
Bonjour! Je m'appelle Sophie, et je suis fan de
Manoe Konings, la
clarinettiste d'André Rieu. Je l'ai vue deux
fois en concert, au Mans (France) où j'habite. Et la
seconde fois (Jeudi 11 mars 2004), je l'ai rencontrée
après le concert! C'était fantastique, parce qu' elle est très gentille et adorable. Je joue moi aussi de
la clarinette, et c'est un merveilleux instrument!
J'ai vu Manoe pour
la troisième fois en concert au Mans le 6 avril 2005,
c'était merveilleux! Le saviez-vous? l'anniversaire de
Manoe est le 10
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Hello! My name is Sophie, and I am a
fan, the clarinetist of André Rieu. I saw her two times
in concert, in Le Mans (France), where I live. And the
last time (Thursday 11 March of 2004), I met her after
the concert! It was fantastic, because she is very nice
and attractive. I play clarinet too, and it's a
Update: I saw Manoe for the third time April 6, 2005.
She was wonderful and the concert was great! This was
shortly after her birthday which is on the 10th of
By Deborah Turcotte, : Saturday, May 8, 2004
Andre Rieu to bring classics to
Manoe Konings was taught to read music by her
grandfather before she learned the alphabet, and he had
a custom clarinet made for her in Germany. Both Rieu
and Konings studied classical music, and in the
1980s, André asked Manoe to join him in his orchestra.
"We were just doing some concerts in Holland, and then
we recorded the 'Second Waltz of Chostakovitch,'"
Manoe said. "One year we were on the Top 10 of the
hit parade, then everything exploded. After that, the
For Manoe, it's an energizing feeling to see and hear an
audience respond so enthusiastically to one of the
orchestra's performances. Children, too, are welcome to
join in the colorful spectacle.
"Being on stage is the most wonderful thing you could be
doing, looking out and seeing thousands of people
smiling," she said. "As you see on television, we have
fun. We have a group of people who really love classical
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