Vanessa-Mae

Vanessa-Mae

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This article is about the musician. For the minor planet named for her, see 10313 Vanessa-Mae.
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Vanessa-Mae

Vanessa-Mae at the Royal Festival Hall in London on 21 October 2004
Background information
Birth name Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn
Born 27 October 1978 (1978-10-27) (age 33)
Singapore
Origin Cavendish, Suffolk, England
Genres classical
Occupations musician
Instruments Violin
Years active 1990–present
Labels Sony Classical/SME Records
Virgin/EMI Records
EMI Classics
Website vanessa-mae.com

Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn Nicholson (born 27 October 1978), known professionally as Vanessa-Mae (in Chinese: 陳美, Chén Měi), is an internationally known British violinist. Her music style is self-described as “violin techno-acoustic fusion”, as several of her albums prominently feature the techno style. A former child prodigy, she became a successful crossover violinist with album sales reaching several millions, having made her the wealthiest young entertainer in the United Kingdom in 2006.

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