The TV interview with Vanessa-Mae |
from Mitropias Mark ( Greece )
This is Vanessa's interview during her Greek tv appearance on Sunday.
"H" stands for hostess Roula Koromila and "VM" stands for Vanessa Mae.
You may imagine Vanessa speaking fast, being very animated (gesturing
with her hands etc) and smiling constantly.
H: Vanessa, I would like to welcome you...
VM: Thank you it's great to be here! I would like to try to say "gia
sou Roula" and also I would like to say "herome pou ime
H: Hey, your Greek sounds great .Vanessa did you expected that you
would become so popular playing a "difficult" instrument such as the
VM: Yes, it's true.You see I've always played the violin as a classical
instrument since when I was 5, but when I started trying new things at
the age of 14-15, it was like a gamble, I didn't know what people would
expect.But when the first pop alboum "Violin Player" came out, many
people around the world loved it and subsequently, when I did the
world tour that followed, it was great to see how many different
kinds of people really loved the violin. So, I didn't expect it,
I just did it for myself; I wanted to do something new for the
world of violin and the music and it came through.
H: World tours, live appearances , awards , interviews... can a 19
year old girl cope with the weight of so many obligations?
VM: Yeah, I think so , because it didn't come as a total shock to me;
I started giving interviews, playing concerts when I was 12, so I
think that when it became more rock'n'roll and more hectic at the age
of 15-16, I wasn't unprepared. I have always liked to travel, and
people who liked the music and bought the album, always want to hear
the person who plays to talk about it. Ok, I may be doing interviews
every week, but it's always a pleasure.
H: What is the meaning of success for you, besides being loved by the
VM: I think that success is something that is... a personal definition.
I think that for anything I do , it's a success if I've done it as
best as I could do in that situation, if I'm happy with my performance ,
whether its a concert or anything. Success is, giving everything through your work, through what you love.
H: How does your family cope with your success, how does your boyfriend
cope with it?
VM: They're really excited ,my family is great, and they're really
excited by what I've been doing and they've always played a big part
in my success
H: Would you like sometime to perform at the Acropolis?
VM: Absolutely yes. I'd love to play at the Acropolis, definetly. This is
my second time in Greece. The first time I came I didn't have a chance
to visit the Acropolis, but I remember studying at school about Greek
mythology, we did the Greek philosophers , so I really-really would
like to bring a part of my music into my studying of Greek culture and
to play at the Acropolis for all the Greek fans, I'd love it.
H: Tell us, how do you imagine yourself 20 years later?
VM: Twenty years! I hope I'd still be enjoying music. I think music
will always be a big part of my life; as long as I enjoy it, as long
as the people keep giving their appreciation to my music... But I think
I'll be working at different things, that don't interest me at the moment,
but music is always going to be my thing , in 20 years or in 30 years.