Andre is a renowned pianist and accordionist and has performed in not less than 1600 corporate events, private functions and concerts country wide. He has competed in national competitions, have done recordings with SABC and features on many a top South African artist’s CD.
He plays on a true muzette accordion, especially suited for French café music. André distinguishes himself from the rest not only by his high standard of performance, but also because he is totally mobile and moves around while playing. This in itself creates a very intimate atmosphere.
His repertoire ranges from French café accordion, Italian songs, Strauss waltzes and other Mediterranean and Continental Standards; right through to light Classical and Argentinean Tangos.
A selection of more well-known pieces:
O solo Mio
Back to Sorento
Ariva derche Roma
Blue Spanish Eyes
Tango: La Comparsita
Tulips from Amsterdam
Strangers in the night
Saying something Stupid
The Merry Widow
La vi en Rose
Under Paris Skies
C’est si Bon
For wedding ceremonies, the wedding march and well known church pieces can be performed as well as songs i.e. Ode to Joy, All I ask of you, Love changes everything, You raise me up, All we need is love and many more.
A song or two can (within reason) be requested to be played and as far as possible, we’ll do our best to play it on the day. So let us know if you have any requests!
Some well known venues where he has performed:
Lord Charles Hotel, The Mount Nelson, Arrabella Sheridan Hotel, Table Bay Hotel, Le Franschhoek Hotel, Cape Town I.C.C, V&A Waterfront Castle of Good Hope, Backsberg, Blaauwklippen, Bloemendal, Constantia, Clouts, Del Vera, Delheim, Durbanville Hills, Hazendal, Kleine Zalze, Lanzerac, La Petite Dauphine, Morgenhof, Meerendal, Neethlingshof, Nelson’s Creek, Saxenburg, Spier, Simonsig, Webersburg, Zorgvliet, Zevenwacht and many more!
Fees are determined by performance, the duration of play and the distance to the venue. Mostly fees are negotiated for each performance. You will receive a quote before confirmation of booking.
The usual dress code is all black for afternoon and evenings or black and white for mornings. Typical French dress (with beret and pair of braces) can also be requested.
Contact person: Andre van Vuuren
Tel: +27 (0) 83 460 4609