Here is some great news for Vanessa-Mae fans! Vanessa-Mae has just completed two concerts in Russia. Some of the fans in attendance uploaded some clips of both concerts. As usual, she performs a variety of music from her pop albums. However, she also played some new pieces she hasn’t performed in a while. She looks great as always, and her violin sounds great despite the accident.
It is obvious that the audience enjoyed these concerts. Again, Vanessa-Mae mixes things up when she visits Russia. Consequently, no two visits are the same, which I appreciate highly. Hopefully, CrazyCat was able to attend! This fan has recorded entire concerts at Crocus City Hall for past 4 years.
I will continue to update this page as more footage becomes available. Furthermore, if you find anything that is not listed here, please reach out to me on the forum. I would love to hear from you!
***Update*** Photos of Vanessa’s concert at the Crocus City Hall are available on their site. It seems that her concert had a Valentine’s Day theme, as she wore a gorgeous pink gown. Furthermore, I noticed some audience members holding pink hearts made of paper. Some of them even wave it back and forth during certain songs. I’m very envious of the fans that were able to attend. I hope she plans to come back to the U.S. some day! Before I forget, let me thank Display for finding the above link.
Clips of Vanessa-Mae in St. Petersburg
Vanessa-Mae plays Vivaldi’s “Winter”:
Clips of Vanessa-Mae in Moscow
Finally, here is a clip of Vanessa-Mae’s introduction at the concert in Moscow:
Thanks to zeta, we found some more music. Below, Vanessa-Mae plays “Love is Only a Game” and “Picante”. These are also from her “Subject to Change” album. What’s noteworthy, she hasn’t been played these pieces in years!
Vanessa-Mae returns to Crocus City in Moscow for the fifth time in as many years!
Vanessa-Mae will again perform at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow on February 15, 2017. Vanessa states often that she loves Moscow, and makes it a point to visit on a regular basis. Indeed, she has been performing at this venue every year since 2012. You can view the details of this concert here. Let me thank Display for bringing this information to the forum’s attention.
CrazyCat is so gracious to record all the concerts and made them available on her Youtube channel. Make sure to check it out!
Watch Vanessa-Mae perform at Crocus City Hall in Moscow from December 2015. A BIG Thanks to avid Vanessa-Mae fan CrazyCat!
The concert that almost never was
This December concert’s length is about one hour and thirty minutes, and it is my favorite out of all the concerts thus (make sure you check CrazyCat’s channel for the previous years’ concerts). Here, you will see Vanessa-Mae perform a wide assortment of music. Some of which dates back to her very first pop album: The Violin Player. This concert also has the distinction of being the only where Vanessa-Mae did not use her Guadaganini violin. She explains that there was an accident, and the violin’s scroll was broken. However, she is happy to report that due to some quick thinking by the organizers, they were able to procure her another violin.
She starts out with a very old favorite of mine – Red Hot. Then she continues with Havanna Slide and Morrocan Roll. On top of the fantastic track listing, she also had a full orchestra and conductor, which is rare. Normally, Vanessa utilizes just her band and a string section. She also divided the concert into two parts, ending the first half with ‘Storm’ from her pop album by the same name. Upon reappearing for the second half, she says she’s starting to get more comfortable with the violin. She reiterates that this is the first time she’s played on another violin since she was 10 years old! She then plays one of the most beautiful pieces from her album Choreography ‘Roxane’s Veil’. I particular loved the piano accompaniment that’s absent from the album version.
A rare slip-up …
A reminder that she’s still getting accustomed to her new partner, she hits a bum note during the solo introduction to Happy Valley. She curses a bit and smiles and completely starts over. However, this is the only time there was any clear indication she was playing an instrument that’s not her own. She comes out for an encore, but I’ll let you see for yourself what she plays. It’s something she has not performed in a very long while! 🙂
The visual and audio quality is quite good for an amateur video, and I’m sure you’ll love it as I do. Enjoy!!