British violinist
Bringing commercial sensuality to the often sterile world of classical music, talented violinist Vanessa-Mae moved from a successful classical recording career into the field of popular music with her 1994 breakout album, The Violin Player.
BornOctober 27, 1978
Height5'3" (1.60m)
ParentsVorapong Vanakorn , Pamela Soei Luang Tan


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The sweetest revenge: A history of artists taking on their critics

  • To the astonishment of his newspaper, Ms Tan-Nicholson – mother of celebrated virtuoso violinist Vanessa-Mae – responded by taking out a full page advert in The Times as an open letter to Mr Morrison, attempting to put him right on the finer points of classical opera and explain why, in her view, he had misunderstood what she was trying to achieve in the performance.


Vanessa Mae Banned From Skiing Competitions After Results Fiddle

The violinist Vanessa Mae has been banned from ski competitions for four years after pleading guilty to fiddling results in order to qualify for the Sochi Winter Olympics.

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