Where’s Vanessa-Mae?

Where’s Vanessa-Mae?


norman lebrecht

November 24, 2022

Collecting expensive cars.

It’s her third career, after violin player and Olympic skier.

Read on here.


  • Elsie says:

    Most car dealers are fiddlers at heart.

  • Greg Bottini says:

    I love Vanessa Mae!
    Not a fine violinist in the Milstein/Oistrakh/name-your-fave-classical-violinist mold, of course, but she was marvelous at what she did, and she looked great doing it.
    I wish her all the luck in the world!

  • Peter says:

    How many cars makes a collection ?

  • Dragonetti says:

    Well if she spends more time with the cars she might, just might stop that dreadful garbage on Classic fm. There used at least to be an evening concert but now it’s wall to wall ‘relaxing’ *#£& classics at all hours of the night. Simpering delivery and the awful pseudo-sophisticated voice overs. I think she could be part of the cause of their audience loss.

    • Steviep says:

      Playing “the world’s greatest music.” Oh yeah? Who says?

    • John Dietmann says:

      Classic fm is certainly a auditory argument for radio station euthanasia. Although my 700 cd collection and my Qobuz favourites do not contain any of VM’s cd’s, I respect her efforts and her career development project. Perhaps cars are more fruitful in the long run.

  • Steven de Mena says:

    Two regular priced cars and one high priced car (probably leased). 3 cars is hardly an expensive collection.

  • Save the MET says:

    Had not heard that name in 20 years. Meteoric publicity, average playing and she didn’t last long on the concert stage.