I confess Andre Rieu has become sort of an ideal for my 1 1/2 year-old son.
Besides watching the famous Live in Vienna DVD every weekend and loving it ( if he could he would watch it every day, I am sure), he has recently started copying the way Andre Rieu plays the violin.
Every time you ask him: Troy, show me how Andre Rieu is playing, he lifts his left arm up to his shoulder level and moves his right arm, just like a violinist.
He does that with the happiest of smiles and the dreamiest of faces, as if he is working magic or hears music while doing it, and - strangely enough, demonstrates some flexibility in his right wrist, which makes it look all the more real.
Another interesting thing is that he does it exactly right: left arm "holding" the violin, right arm "holding" the bow. Interesting...