In 1978, on October 27 in Singapore, there was born the world famous violinist Vanessa Mae (full name is Vanessa Mae Nicholson Vanakorn). Father violinist and composer originally from Thailand, mother - from China.
Vanessa Mae - a musical prodigy
She began to play music very early. When she was only three years old Vanessa began to learn to play the piano. When May was 4 years old, parents divorced young talent, and she went to live with her mother in the UK. The mother of the future star tehnoklassiki married an Englishman, a lawyer by profession, Graham Nicholson. The first experiences of playing the violin Vanessa Mae received, flattering stepfather. The first performance on stage took place on May, when she was nine, at the international festival of Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Germany.
In ten years, the child prodigy has already played on the same stage with the London Philharmonic Orchestra Later, Vanessa became the youngest student at Royal College of Music.
Vanessa Mae solo works
In 1990, Vanessa Mae recorded with the participation of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the NSPCC his first solo album - Violine, which the young performer and will debut in October 1991 at the age of 12 years. Young Vanessa lot of acts on British television. According to Guinness World Records, 13 years Vanessa writes the violin concertos of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, thus becoming the youngest performer to record them. In 1992, Mei begins to play electroviolin Zeta. In 1994, in alliance with the musician and producer Michael Butt, Vanessa May writes his first pop record called The Violin Player. The album was released in 1995, taking the leading position in the charts in more than 20 countries. Many of the tracks from the disc became the undisputed hits (Toccata and Fugue in D Minor »,« Classical Gas »and« Red Hot »), and the album is still considered the most successful in diskograffii violinist. Throughout the world, it has sold more than 8 million copies.
In 1996, Mei nominated for the prize «BRIT Awards» as the best performer among the first performers of classical music, and celebrate the award by majority vote. In 1997, Vanessa Mae performs solo violin in the title track of the album Janet Jackson - «The Velvet Rope». In the same 1997 Vanessa Mae recorded another studio album - China Girl: The Classical Album 2. Work is the fruit of reflection violinist of his Chinese roots, which prompted her grandfather's death, when Mei was 15 years old. The plate carries a certain ideological burden. The violinist, who is the mother of a Chinese woman, wanted to release this disc demonstrate its relationship with the Chinese people, in such a way to "return" to Asia. In 1997, Mei was invited to play in Hong Kong at the official ceremony Reunification of China, becoming the only performer from abroad. In addition, in 1997, from May came another studio album, Storm, in which the violinist and composer, and has tried her hand as a singer. The track list includes covers of hits by Donna Summer and the group FOCUS. In addition, the disc has a few things copyright Mae, created in collaboration with producer Andy Hill. The album is recognized as one of the most successful performers have this style in terms of sales. In 1998, Vanessa Mae performed at the Eurovision Song Contest in Birmingham in between parts of the competition program. In 1999, Mae released their third album, the classic -The Original Four Seasons and the Devil's Trill Sonata, which reinterprets the musician and stylistically interprets the cycle "The Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi.
2000 - one more studio album Vanessa Mae, The Classical Collection: Part 1. The CD consists of 3 separate parts. In the so-called "The Russian Album" includes things Chaykovskoo and Kabalevsky. In the Vienna of the records sound compositions Kreisler, Kasadeusa, and Beethoven performed by Mae. And on the part titled "Album virtuoso" to hear a medley of Beatles, Carmen sanudtrekov of the "Pink Panther", "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg". On the disc, there is also a classical Chinese melody. In July, 2001, is published in the latest at the moment album with personal creativity Mae, Subject to Change. In 2003, Vanessa Mae publishes the album "Favorites", which according vshli best musician and the most popular of its tracks. The disc is called The Ultimate Vanessa Mae. Also, together with musicians Vangelis, Bill Vellarom, A.R.Rhmanom, Tolga Kashif, Walter Taiba and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was in 2004 recorded the album Choreography.
In 2006, Vanessa Mae has announced that the new album is expected in 2007-2008., And published in 2007 a collection of his Platinum records. The next album, fans expected in 2009, but - to no avail.
Non-musical ACTIVITIES of Vanessa Mae
Astronomers named after the favorite asteroid 10313. A violinist Vanessa Mae was born in one day with a classical composer and violinist Niccolo Paganini. He loves dogs, especially the breed Shar Pei. His first dog of this breed, tragically killed in May even dedicated one of the tracks - "Pasha". In April 2006, Vanessa Mae provided the most recognized musician in Britain to 30; violinist revenues were 32 million. pounds. May - an avid skier, skiing is 4 years. The violinist said that postpones new releases to prepare for participation in the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014.