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Vanessa-Mae at the Royal Festival Hall in London on 21 October 2004
|Birth name||Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn|
|Born||27 October 1978 (1978-10-27) (age 33)
|Origin||Cavendish, Suffolk, England|
|Labels||Sony Classical/SME Records
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.