Vanessa-Mae, a young violinist of twenty-one, has taken the world by storm
since she was sixteen, when her first 'pop' album : *The Violin Player*, was
released. She is able to mesmerize audiences with her compositions and
charismatic personality. Vanessa dresses to kill, but it's her
mastery of the violin which leaves listeners in awe.
Born on October 27th, 1978, to a
Thai father and Chinese mother,
Vanessa spent her first three years of her childhood in Singapore where she was
born. Thereafter, she went with her mother to London, where she is living now.
Apart from the violin, where she took it up at five, she also learned to play the
piano at 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. She 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, she has released a number of albums, which includes
'The Original Four Seasons', the most recent one.
Vanessa has also taken her first attempt at singing in her Storm album. She also
feels that 'Storm' has taken her career a step further because it is much more
dynamic than earlier ones.
In 1997, Hong Kong honoured Vanessa by
inviting her to perform at the Hong Kong
to China Re-unification Ceremony, making her the only non-native to do so. It also resulted
in the release of another album 'China Girl', in an attempt to discover her Chinese
roots ever since the passing of her 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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