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Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn Nicholson (born October 27, 1978 in Singapore, currently lives in United Kingdom), known on stage as Vanessa-Mae (in Chinese: 陳美, Chén Měi) is an internationally known British and musician, especially noted for her violin skills. Her music style is self-described as “violin techno-acoustic fusion” as several of her albums prominently feature the style.

Vanessa-Mae was born in Singapore to a Thai father (Varaprong Vanakorn) and a Chinese mother (Pamela Tan). After her parents separated, her mother married Englishman Graham Nicholson, and the family moved to England when Vanessa-Mae was four years old. She grew up in London and is a British citizen.

Vanessa-Mae began playing piano at the age of three and violin at five. She was relatively famous in the United Kingdom throughout her childhood making regular appearances on television (for example on “Blue Peter”) mostly involving music and conservative style. According to Guinness World Records, she is the youngest soloist to record both the Ludwig van Beethoven and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky violin concertos, a feat she accomplished at the age of thirteen. During this time she attended the Francis Holland School in central London.

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  • sandrarichm

    Cool Music

    20 Apr 5:33pm Reply
  • Tarjever

    What is this??? Where are these songs from? "Rockface Rumble 100 Alcazar De Segovia (Torroba) 100 Took my Love (Original Flavor Mix) 100 Sweet Sensation 100 Lustral / Everytime (Timo Maas Dub + Vocal Remix) 100 6.Sobachka 100 10 AM Automatic (live 100 Open Your Eyes 100 Sad 100 Joe Le Taxi. 100 10 Proposal 100 Manji De Duale 100 Speak Low 100 Tokyo Drift (Fast & Furious) 100 My Love Is Sahred (Live) 100"

    15 Mar 8:27am Reply
  • headgear56

    I saw her in concert about 3 years ago and she was great.

    30 Dec 2014 Reply
  • a-joi

    Богиня

    23 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Tarjever

    Happy Birthday!!! We are still waiting for a new album... ;)

    27 Oct 2014 Reply
  • iSui

    I don't get why so many people seem to hate her (music). oO

    27 Jun 2014 Reply
  • ringwraith10

    v Woah, I didn't actually know that people thought she was connected with Sailor Moon. It would be cool if she were, though.

    9 May 2014 Reply
  • symphonewage

    She didnt have anything to do with Sailor Moon people! everyone who believes that check this: http://vanessamae.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=350&view=previous http://wikimoon.org/index.php?title=Talk:Main_Page#Did_You_Knows

    21 Apr 2014 Reply
  • NiniusNunius

    vv How can you call someone rubbish if she hasn't done something terribly wrong?

    10 Mar 2014 Reply
  • ringwraith10

    v What? Your sentence was confusing in so many ways...

    10 Mar 2014 Reply
  • whatisyo

    What a rubbish women!

    10 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Tarjever

    Vanessa will take part in a competition tomorrow! Don't forget! ;)

    17 Feb 2014 Reply
  • GimmeMore13

    Sailor Moon ♥

    12 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Overture1383

    Был удивлен, увидев её на открытие Олимпийских игр в составе сборной Тайланда) Да, как говорится, талантливый человек талантлив во всем! :)

    8 Feb 2014 Reply
  • chathurawind

    Congratulations from Sri Lanka! We are waiting for the results at the Olympic Games in Sochi. :)[2]

    5 Feb 2014 Reply
  • asian_lady_ana

    Go girl!

    21 Jan 2014 Reply
  • LastPeteSh

    Congratulations from Poland! We are waiting for the results at the Olympic Games in Sochi. :)

    20 Jan 2014 Reply
  • chathurawind

    <3 It would be great if we could get a new album soon. :) [2]

    2 Jan 2014 Reply
  • ringwraith10

    <3 It would be great if we could get a new album soon. :)

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Tarjever

    Happy Birthday! Good luck in skiing, and don't forget about violin! ;)

    27 Oct 2013 Reply
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