Vanessa Mae – One Of The Most Beautiful Violinists In The World

Vanessa Mae Gallery

Birth Name: Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn Nicholson

Date of Birth: October 27, 1987

Place of Birth: Singapore

Nationality: Singaporean, British 

Origin: Thai/Chinese

Occupation: Violinist, Alpine skier

Height: 5 feet  2 in; 1.58m

Mae in one sentence: Vanessa is a stunningly beautiful Asian woman and a greatly talented violinist.


You don't need a ring to say I love you.

Everything I do designates a time in my life.

I find variety very liberating.

It is great to have a talent, but in the end it all comes to dedication and practicing.

I would like to see myself as a role model.

I can get inspiration from any moment in my life.

It is important to take a break.

Without a listener, there is no music.

I enjoy being different.

I speak to people through my violin; my violin is my partner in my musical life, without it I don’t really fit to other people.

Maybe I will be remembered as someone who bastardized classical music, but I injected fun into a violin.

I know how to make money, but I don’t know how to make it grow.

Interesting Facts:

  • In 2006, she was the richest young entertainer in Great Britain.
  • She competed in alpine skiing for her native country Singapore at the Winter Olympic in 2014.
  • She began playing violin at the age of 5; she also plays piano.
  • According to Guinness World Records, Vanessa became the youngest soloist to record both the Tchaikovsky and Beethoven violin concertos.
  • She worked on The Velvet Rope project with Janet Jackson playing a violin for the song “Velvet Rope”.
  • Vanessa played for the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Paralympics.
  • In 2011 she received 500.000,00 pounds for playing excerpts from Vivaldi's Four Seasons on the birthday party of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.

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Always remember that true beauty comes from within.