Born in Singapore and raised in London, this 19-year-old classically trained violinist first gained international prominence with her 1995 album “The Violin Player”. Working with producer Andy Hill (Celine Dion, Diana Ross, Cher), her new album ‘Storm’ explores a wide range of emotions and styles. Ms. Mae is clear when she points out that she intends “to play the music that I want to play, irrespective of all boundaries. Jazz, reggae, classical, pop, techno—-I see no reason why I shouldn’t listen to or play them all. Of course, I respect tradition, but I’m a child of the 90’s, and it’s entirely natural that I should be influenced by those pop artists I see around me”
An eclectic mix of classical music, rock, and techno beats, ‘Storm’ documents a young virtuoso’s successful efforts to defy the boundaries. Standout tracks are a remake of Focus’s 1973 hit “Hocus Pocus,” “Bach Street Preludes” which recasts Bach’s “Partita in E” in a progressive new light, and “Embrasse Moi (You Fly Me Up),” which features Vanessa-Mae’s sultry vocals.