"Vanessa-Mae and Prince"
"Xpectation Details Here!"
More Specific Details of this "01 Jan 2003" NPG Music Club Members only Web release (MP3's@256) to follow. A general release CD of Xpectation is Xpected before April.
"The Best of Vanessa-Mae"
is Vanessa's Latest 2002 CD !
Check out Vanessa's new CD, singles, video & more!
See the new additions to Vanessa's Photo Gallery.
Visit the "Vanessa-Mae 'Once' Official Forum"
Visit Vanessa's New (Dec 2002) "Official Forum"
To get the most forum action visit the great "Fans Forum"
Vanessa-Mae also released in May 2001 a new landmark Pop CD of all new music. Visit the updated
Discography page for details. Also available are details of Vanessa's latest Classical
release,.. that is,.. the re-issue of her 3 early Classical works, all in 1 fabulous 3-CD
Vanessa-Mae,a young violinist, now twenty-four, took the world by storm
when she was just sixteen with the release of her first 'pop' album: *The Violin Player*.
Touted as a "Child Prodigy" many in the Classical community were excited with this
new exciting star who had already released 3 Classical CD's when she was 12 & 13,
had toured with orchestras and participated in many TV appearances with professional aplomb.
It was early 1995 when Vanessa strongly came onto the music scene with her hugely successful
Pop CD, "Then Violin Player". The Classical elitist were appalled that their prodigy
had released a "Pop" CD packaged as Classical. But the world soon fell in Love with Vanessa
and her brand of Music, a blend of Classical, Pop and Jazz.
Vanessa mesmerized audiences with her compositions and charismatic personality.
Vanessa also dressed to kill causing an additional uproar from a few stodgy Classical elitists,
But it is her mastery of the violin, which left listeners in awe.
Born on October 27th, 1978, to a
Thai father and Chinese mother,
Vanessa spent the first three years of her childhood in Singapore where she was
born. At three Vanessa moved to London with her mother, and still resides in London.
Apart from the violin, which she took it up at age five, she also played the
piano, beginning at age three.
Vanessa's first performance was at
age nine. She proceeded to do her master in harmony. She played with the
Philharmonie Orchestra when she was ten.
She also had three classical recordings under her belt by the time she was
Vanessa was fourteen when she started
working on 'The Violin Player'.
The album ran up the charts in over twenty countries, shortly after its release.
In 1996, she was nominated for the 'Best Female Artist' in the BRIT Awards, an
award based in the UK. Vanessa is the first instrumentalist and classical musician
to be nominated for this award, which is voted for being a mainstream pop
Vanessa has indeed come a long way to be
what she is today. To date, Vanessa has released a number of both Classical and Pop albums.
Vanessa's most recent release is a "Best of Vanessa-Mae" collection which includes
the never released song "Art of War" and as a bonus a video montage set to "Art of War".
Vanessa has also added singing to her repertoire, adding her voice to a number of tracks
on her 2001 "Subject to Change" release. Her first vocal vertures though were on the well received "Storm" and
"I'm a Doun" singles. As Vanessa progressed from child prodogy to independent
adulthood both she and her music have matured.
The personal strength and dynamic presence of Vaness-Mae are clear indicators of a
musician who has fully arrived and is here to stay.
In 1997, Hong Kong honored Vanessa by inviting her as a guest to perform with top billing at the World Televised Hong Kong
to China Re-unification Ceremony, making her the only non-native to appear in the ceremony.
This visit prompted the release of the CD 'China Girl', in an attempt to explore her Chinese
roots and honor the passing of her beloved Chinese grandfather when she was fifteen.
To her, the violin is like a voice
with an incredible soaring ability, with
incredible emotions. She regarded it as a pet with a cuddly and affectionate
feeling when she was a child. The violin, now, however has grown from
a pet to a partner in the music business.
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Homepage (VMH) Team would like to thank
you all for visiting this site during the year!
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even more popular.
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