British Violinist AKA Vanessa-Mae 陳美 Born Singapore (October 27, 1978), moved to London aged 4. First Music Lesson age 3 on piano, First violin Lesson aged 5, First Concert with Orchestra aged 10 with the Philharmonia, First International Tour aged 12 with the London Mozart Players.
Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn Nicholson (born 27 October 1978), known professionally as Vanessa-Mae, is a Singaporean-born British violinist and alpine skier. She is of Thai and Chinese descent. Her musical style is self-described as "violin techno-acoustic fusion", as several of her albums prominently feature the techno style with the classical style. A former child prodigy, she became a successful crossover violinist with album sales reaching several million, having made her the wealthiest young entertainer in the United Kingdom in 2006. She competed for Thailand at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in alpine skiing.