Vanessa Mae

Vanessa Mae (* 27. October 1978 in Singapore; actually Vanessa Mae Vanakorn Nicholson) is a Singaporean Violinistin. It was born as a daughter of a Thailänders and a Chinese (Pamela); its foster father Graham Nicholson is a Britisher.

Already at the age of three years it began to play piano. 1982 pulled it to London and got also the British nationality. With five years it began to play violin. 1986 went it for a half year into the People's Republic of China, in order to complete a hard Violin study there. Since she did not speak Chinese, she was informed on English. 1988, when she was straight ten years old, played it already with London Philharmonic Orchestra. One year later was taken up it of the Royal college OF music to London. To 30. June 1997 was it the only foreign artist, who was allowed to arise with the reunification ceremony of Hong Kong and China.

It plays both on classical violins and on electronic. Their music direction is enough from classical period to Pop. Vanessa Mae speaks English, French, Spanish, something German and Chinese.

Some critics particularly the classical period industry, among other things Norman living right, the sarkastische observer of some time tendencies, see a typical “product” arguing in Vanessa Mae however only to the classical period and CD industry and, its popularity is to be explained exclusive by except-musical factors. “It is difficult ton take much OF ago material seriously.” (The Guardian) - “let it a piece like the Beethoven concert play and the result would be embarrassing.” (The Independent)


  • 1995 - Bambi internationally Classical kindist OF the Year Award in Germany
  • 1996 - Best Female solo Pop kindist
  • 1996 - one of the 50 most beautiful women after the “People” - magazine
  • 1997 - echo for best seller OF the year for classical music

altogether 40 platinum and 18 gold plates


  • 1990 - “Violin”
  • 1991 - “My Favourite Things - Kids' Classics”
  • 1992 - “Tschaikovsky & Beethoven Violin Concertos”
  • 1995 - “The Violin Player”
  • 1996 - The alternative record From Vanessa Mae
  • 1996 - “The Classical album”
  • 1997 - “Storm”
  • 1997 - “China Girl, The Classical album 2”
  • 1998 - “original Four Seasons and the Devil's Trill Sonata” (film music title: “Reflection”, Disney's Mulan)
  • 2000 - “The Classical Collection part 1”
  • 2001 - “Subject ton of CHANGEs”
  • 2002 - “The Best OF Vanessa Mae”
  • 2004 - “Choreography” (film music title: “Roxane's Veil”, Alexander)

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