Asian beauty Vanessa Mae
She could be a successful top model, but thanks to her education, hard work, and incredible talent, the world knows her as the brilliant violinist. The world famous violinist Vanessa Mae is 35 today. She was born the same day as an Italian violinist and composer Niccolo Paganini, though 200 years later. Vanessa was among the 50 most beautiful people in the world in accordance with the rating of magazine People. FHM magazine named her one of the “100 most beautiful women in the world”. The asteroid (10313) Vanessa Mae was named after her.
She has British citizenship and Singapore stamp on the birth certificate. Her father – a Thai, and her mother – a Chinese woman. When Vanessa was 4 years old, her parents divorced and her mother took her to live in the UK. After moving, her mother married an English lawyer Graham Nicholson. She began studying music at the age of three, but then her main instrument was the piano. Later, her stepfather forced her to take a violin and accompany him
Vanessa’s first performance was at the age of nine. She played with the Philharmonic Orchestra when she was ten. Vanessa was the youngest student at the Royal College of Music. World fame came to Vanessa after the album “The Violin Player” (1995), while Vanessa was 17 years old. Immediately after the album she took the first positions in the charts in more than 20 countries.
Vanessa-Mae was the first classical musician who was nominated for BRIT Awards in the category of Best Female Artist. She was awarded the Music Award “best selling classical artist in the world”, award “Silver Key” for outstanding achievements in pop music.
Her next great success came to her with the Johann Sebastian Bach – “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor”.
In 1997 Vanessa Mae released another successful album – “Storm”, in which Vanessa introduced a version of Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love”. In 2001, Vanessa-Mae released the album “Subject to Change”, that’s one of the songs in the album – “White Bird”
The last album to date, “Choreography”, Vanessa Mae released in 2004. In this album, Vanessa presented her vision of “Sabre Dance” by Aram Khachaturian.
Vanessa Mae often gives concerts in Russia: as a rule, two or three times a year. She’s so good-looking, with her incredible beauty of Asian and chiseled figure that she could do nothing, just stand on the stage in expressive shine – that would be enough to make the audience applaud. But Vanessa Mae, thanks to a good school, work and education, knows how to play!
Style of Vanessa Mae – a fascinating fusion of cultures and eras. Vanessa became famous for combining the sound of acoustic and electric violin with the rhythms of jazz and techno. In most of her performances Vanessa Mae uses violin by Guadagnini, a student of Stradivarius, the violin was made in 1761 and repurchased at auction for 150,000 pounds sterling. On her finger – a platinum ring with a Colombian emerald. In addition to this acoustic violin she uses Zeta Jazz Model electric violin and Ted Brewer Violins.
“I dream to find a country that I’d love so much to live in it. I’ve lived in London since the age of three, but I can honestly say that this is not the place I would have wanted to die. I would love to find a place on earth that I could call my real spiritual home. Some of the places on earth which I have visited, can be beautiful, but not practical – they are either too difficult to reach, or something else. Maybe one day I’ll be able to find a country that combines everything that I love and need for the job. But so far I have not found such a place”.