The Atlanta Journal
'Pop' album release set for teen violinist
Since her auspicious 1995 pop/classical debut album, ''The Violin Player,
'' Vanessa-Mae has been declared one of the ''50 Most Beautiful People
in the World'' by People magazine, performed on the title track of
Janet Jackson's ''The Velvet Rope'' album, and toured with Tina Turner
and Rod Stewart. Now, with the planned May 19 release of her Virgin
Records debut, ''Storm,'' the 19-year-old classically trained violinist
seems poised to take her self-described ''techno/acoustic fusion''
music to the next level.
''I call it a 'pop' album because it's contemporary music played
on violin,'' says the London-based, Singapore-born musician, whose
full name is Vanessa-Mae Vanakom Nicholson. The album offers covers
of pop hits, such as Focus' ''Hocus Pocus'' and Donna Summer's ''I
Feel Love.'' Included, too, are originals co-written by her and producer