The popular violinist, world famous British Vanessa Mae, will open the 59th edition of the Ohrid Summer Festival on July 12 at the Antique Theater in Ohrid. An artist who carries the epithet of the world miracle will perform a spectacular start, performing together with the orchestra of the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra and vocal soloists from the Macedonian Opera and Ballet and under the baton of the maestro Ivan Kozhuharov.
Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn Nicholson, known professionally as Vanessa-Mae, is a British violinist. Her music style is self-described as “violin techno-acoustic fusion”, as several of her albums prominently feature the techno style with the classical style. A former child prodigy, she became a successful crossover violinist with album sales reaching several million, having made her the wealthiest young entertainer in the United Kingdom in 2006.
At the age of eight she attended the Francis Holland School in central London, and at eleven, after her concert debut in 1988, she enrolled at the Royal College of Music in London.