Vanessa Mae Biography

BornOctober 27, 1978
Age45 years
Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn Nicholson, commonly referred to as Vanessa Mae, was born on October 27, 1978, in Singapore to a Thai father, Vorapong Vanakorn, and also a Chinese mother, Pamela Soei Luang Tan. Soon after her birth, her family members moved to England, as well as when she was four years of ages, her moms and dads divorced. Vanessa-Mae's mommy married Englishman Graham Nicholson, who adopted Vanessa-Mae, as well as she has actually been making use of the name Nicholson since then.

Maturing in London, Vanessa Mae established a deep interest for songs at an extremely young age. She started playing the piano at the age of 3, and also by the time she was 5, she had discovered her love for the violin. Her extraordinary ability as a violinist led her to be accepted right into the distinguished Yehudi Menuhin School on a scholarship at the age of 8. It went to this college where she refined her abilities and created her one-of-a-kind technique, under the support of the popular violinist Yehudi Menuhin, to name a few.

In 1991, at the age of 12, Vanessa-Mae launched her first cd, "Violin", which showcased her extraordinary abilities as a classical violinist. Nonetheless, her dream was to combine her classical talents with modern music, leading her to develop her own unique style and also audio. This combination of classical and also modern-day music would come to specify her profession as a violinist.

In 1995, Vanessa-Mae released her groundbreaking album, "The Violin Player", which catapulted her to worldwide fame. The album was a mix of timeless and techno music, including tracks such as "Toccata as well as Fugue in D minor" as well as "Red Hot". The album not just attained considerable industrial success however noted a radical change in the means the violin was regarded, changing it right into a versatile as well as contemporary instrument.

Throughout the years, Vanessa-Mae has actually released numerous chart-topping albums and also singles, discovering different music styles as well as teaming up with various musicians. Cds such as "Storm" (1997) and "Subject to Change" (2001) better showcased her talent as a flexible musician, pressing the boundaries of what could be accomplished with the violin.

Apart from her musical searches, Vanessa-Mae is likewise understood for her determination as well as affordable spirit. In 2014, she showed this by representing Thailand in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in the towering skiing category, satisfying her imagine becoming an Olympian.

Vanessa-Mae has gone beyond the world of symphonic music and become a global phenomenon, winning various awards as well as distinctions for her job. As of 2006, she has currently offered over 10 million albums, making her a location in the Guinness World Records as the best-selling solo violinist of all time. Vanessa Mae's interest for songs, integrated with her drive to break limits and redefine the timeless genre, has actually cemented her placement as one of the most significant artists of her generation.

Our collection contains 2 quotes who is written / told by Vanessa.

Related authors: Yehudi Menuhin (Musician), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete)

2 Famous quotes by Vanessa Mae

Small: Beethoven and Beatles, Mozart and Michael Jackson, Paganini and Prince - I like them all
"Beethoven and Beatles, Mozart and Michael Jackson, Paganini and Prince - I like them all"
Small: Violin playing is a physical art with great traditions behind it
"Violin playing is a physical art with great traditions behind it"