Personal favorite performance of Toccata & Fugue by Vanessa-Mae …

Will this performance become your personal favorite?

If you were to ask me my personal favorite Vanessa-Mae song, I’d have to say Red Hot.  However, she’s best known for Mike Batt’s arrangement for Bach’s Toccata & Fugue in D Minor.  After all, this song was released as her very first single, and the title track on her first pop album.  In fact, it reached #24 on the Billboard charts.  To my knowledge, no other violinist has ever reached that high where the solo instrument is the violin.

My Personal Favorite Performance of Toccata & Fugue
Vanessa-Mae performs Toccata & Fugue in front a huge crowd in Germany. (Picture taken in 1996)

She still performs it to this day!  However, this particular video performance of this classic tune is especially .. well .. special.  The reason?  She performs in front of a huge crowd who gives her HUGE cheers at the end.  Secondly, she looks absolutely beautiful and her technique was on point as usual.  Lastly, she performs this piece on her acoustic violin where she normally uses her electric violin.  This makes a huge difference and sounds so much better in my opinion

Enjoy!!!

P.S. Believe it or not, this was recorded over 20 years ago!

Shekvetili welcomes Vanessa-Mae LIVE at Black Sea Arena!

A new venue is born in Shekvetili, Georgia…

Vanessa-Mae performs in Shekvetili, Georgia in a brand new arena.  I’ll get into details about that arena in a bit.  The crowd is very enthusiastic and cheers often during the concert.  Moreover, Vanessa-Mae feeds off the energy by cheering them on.  She even walks through the crowd during her encore performances.  I’m sure it was a huge headache for security, but it seems to work well for the crowd’s enthusiasm!

The Black Sea Arena is newly built.  Vanessa-Mae was one of the few artists who were fortunate to be the first performers at this venue.  In addition,  Christina Aguilera and The Scorpions perform there as well.  A very big thanks to Sopho Kokobinadze for providing the video footage!! Enjoy!!!! 🙂 ~Ben

Vanessa-Mae LIVE at Shekvetili, Georgia
Vanessa-Mae performs at the new Black Sea Arena in Georgia