- Talma Gotteiner
Vanessa Mae in an Israeli Format with the Raanana Symphonette and the Tel-Aviv Collegium Singers
The record-breaking Singaporean-British violinist will arrive in Israel for just one performance in Tel-Aviv. The special production will include the Raanana Symphonette and the vocal ensemble "Collegium Singers Tel Aviv". The concert will take place at the Menora Mivtachim Arena that holds an audience of up to 3,000 people.
WHEN: October 28, 2019
Above: A poster of the event courtesy of the producers and ticketmaster
Producers in Israel: Live Nation Israel / Bluestone Group - Shay Mor Yosef and Guy Beser
Vanessa Mae, one of the top five musicians in the world and who has won countless titles and awards, holds a 25-year career and is considered one of the world's greatest violinists and a virtuoso artist.
Mae changed the world of music by combining different and contrasting styles such as reggae, pop, jazz and classical music. Combining the genres, she broke down musical barriers and managed to gather a loyal audience of all ages and races.
Already at the age of 10 she began performing as a soloist in the world's leading orchestras and with the release of her first album, her career hit millions of copies worldwide. By the age of 16 she was already an international star.
To date, she has sold over 10 million albums, holds over 40 international awards, her concerts have been broadcast to over 100 countries worldwide and has broken several records.
She has collaborated with many artists from a broad spectrum of musical styles, including big names such as Janet Jackson and Prince.
She was the youngest artist ever (13!) to record works by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky for her albums.
In 2006, she was considered the richest person in the world of entertainment under 30 in the UK.
She opened the first ever British Classical Music Awards and Asia MTV Awards.
In 1996, she was voted "Best Artist" at the BRIT Awards in the United Kingdom. It was the first time a classical violinist won the prestigious pop music award.
She performs around the world in the most luxurious showrooms, including the Moscow Kremlin Palace, London's Hyde Park, Athens Acropolis and many more. British radio station ClassicFM has placed 3 of her albums on the list of 300 best selling classic albums. She is also considered the best-selling solo violinist on the list.
Mae began playing at the age of 4 and studied music at the Royal State College in London. In 1988, when she was only 10 years old, she debuted a sensational performance at a festival in Germany and England along with the Philharmonic Orchestra. From there she went on to regular concertos with orchestras around the world. The audience and visitors were amazed at her young age and her rapid success.
She was the first artist to play with the Singaporean Orchestra in their first European tour. When she was 12, she was invited by the Mozart London Orchestra to join their tour and was the youngest solo artist to play with the orchestra.
By the age of 13, she had already recorded three acclaimed classic albums and featured a broad spectrum of repertoire - from classic works by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky (the youngest artist ever to record these works) to melodic pop works.
With the release of her album "The Violin Player" in 1995, at the age of 16, she created her own new genre of music and by this time an enthusiastic fan audience was already reaching millions.
Her courageous approach to introducing the violin in a new style has caused controversy among some critics. On the other hand her immense popularity worldwide among music lovers of all kinds has established her as a world star and has subsequently attracted a wave of new artists.
She made history when she was the youngest person in the world to lecture to Oxford Union students at the age of 16, after which she lectured in Cambridge. She was the first musician ever to be featured in the program of the late British journalist Sir David Frost on the BBC channel.
Among the many glorious shows she has taken part of, were several rock festivals around the world. She was a special guest of the Bach Society in London at a ceremony marking 250 years to Bach's death, hosted by The Prince of Wales at the St. James Palace.
She appeared in the heart of Chinatown in Leicester Square in London during the Chinese New Year's Eve celebrations. In addition, she also appeared exclusively for 26 Asian and European Prime Ministers and at the official closing of the ASEM 2 (Asia-Europe Meeting at Buckingham Palace in the United Kingdom).
In addition, she was the only foreign artist invited to perform at the historical moment of the union of Hong Kong and China in the Happy Valley Run in Hong Kong.
She was also the first international artist invited to visit South Africa to meet and play with children from a local music school.
On top of her glorious music career, Vanessa Mae is an Olympic skier.
Among her performances, she was invited to play the anthem at the Colorado Ski Championships Ceremony, the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Utah, USA, the Amsterdam Football Games and many more.
In her U.S. premiere at Times Square, she spontaneously jumped on a passing yellow cab as the show aired worldwide.
She was the first artist to ever appear on the frozen lake in St. Moritz, Switzerland and entered the stage skiing at a height of 2500 m.
Her performances can be found on YouTube and include: Toccata & Fugue, Paganini: La Campanella, Storm, Symphony No. 5 (Beethoven), Saber Dance, I Feel Love, The Devil's Trill and Destiny.
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