*updated 11/16/17* HQ pics of Vanessa-Mae’s birthday card
Scroll down to see the questions submitted to Vanessa-Mae.
In preparation for Vanessa-Mae’s birthday …
Vanessa-Mae’s birthday is a little over two months from now. She was born on October 27, 1978. Here’s a little fun fact, did you know Niccolo Paganini was also born on that same day? Vanessa has often stated Paganini is her favorite composer.
As a tradition, we send Vanessa questions asked by fans on the VMnet forum . We have done this for the past 14 years, and she’s answered every single one! Now I’m giving you the chance to ask your own question. Remember though, I cannot guarantee that your question will be chosen. We only send about six or seven questions total.
How? You must first register on the forum and then head over to the Vanessa’s birthday thread for details.
We also send presents and this year’s will be very special. The present itself is worth thousands of dollars and will be very unique. I can’t wait to tell you more about it!
Update – 11/16/17
Here’s the message I sent to Vanessa-Mae on her birthday card:
Happy 39th Birthday! We here at the VMnet forum wish that you had a very memorable birthday, spending time with loved ones and having lots of fun! All of us wish to thank you for the wonderful memories that you have given throughout your extraordinary career.
We have a very special birthday present for you, but it’s not ready yet. Please
stay tuned! 🙂
Of course we do have a few questions that we hope you’d be willing to answer:
1) What keeps you busy nowadays musically (in between concerts)?
2) Any news on a new album? If not, could you tell us what style(s) of music that it would encompass?
3) Your fans in the U.S. miss you! Do you plan on performing in the U.S. in the not-too-distant future?
4) During your concerts recently, We notice you’ve played some music we haven’t heard you play in quite some time. For example, “Picante” and “I will always love you”. Do you plan to keep going back and performing pieces from your earlier work that you haven’t perform in quite a while? If so, we love the idea! Paganini’s “24th Caprice” and “Classical Gas” come to mind … 🙂
5) Do you have a strict practice regiment you follow? When you practice, are there certain pieces that you like to play to keep yourself in shape?
… and that’s it! Once again, thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you!
Lastly, her birthday present is still not ready yet. I recommend you visit the forum’s birthday thread to stay informed.
Any news yet on her answers? What will be coming years project?
Unfortunately no answers from her (new) publicist. He has not responded to any of my e-mails since January. I have very little reason to believe we will ever receive an answer. Until we do, future birthday projects are canceled. Sorry 🙁
Sounds logic to me! Her career is at a dead end, and it is not going to change as long as she is not interested in her fans anymore.
Perhaps after this experience in organizing a bday project yourself, that you will now recognize and admit that your attitude towards Caroll was highly inappropriate if not insulting. To refresh your memory, see topic: https://www.vanessamae.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2367
I don’t need a refresher, and no, I do not find that my attitude was inappropriate.
How stupid of me to expect any self reflection from you! You are an ignorant little boy and a hypocrite. You did exactly the same as you blame Caroll for. Never did you show any interests in our bday projects, only making some degrading remarks once or twice. When Caroll passed, your option came to reach out to your favorite artist. You did not reach out to others for their input but only mentioned ‘a very special present to Vanessa-Mae that’s easily worth thousands of dollars’!! Then you mention: ‘ I do apologize for my tardiness as I’ve had it rough over the past month.’ You could have asked for help, as you blamed Caroll for not doing so. You’re a hypocrite. I think you have always been jealous for it was not you who hold the contact details to our mutual idol. And this was your chance to to reach out to her. Sadly for you, she is not responding. You misused the contact details!
I am not going to go over this again. Sorry. Judging from your comments, I think it’s best to end this here.