Vanessa Mae splits time between Popstar and slopes

Violinist Vanessa Mae has told Classic FM that she’s spent the last few weeks juggling her appearances as a judge on ITV1’s Popstar to Operastar with ski training and concerts.

The British superstar announced last summer that she was hoping to be selected to represent Thailand as a skier at the 2014 Russia Winter Olympics. She has enjoyed skiing since she was a child but has never had much time to develop her hobby. Now she’s living in Zermatt, from where she’s travelling to London to appear on Popstar to Operastar weekly.

After a childhood devoted entirely to violin-playing – she made her first album aged just 13 – Vanessa is relishing the opportunity to try her hand at other things, as she told Anne-Marie Minhall:
“The Popstar to Operastar project has been fun and it’s nice to dabble in different things without being committed to one formula in my life.”

Hear the full interview with Vanessa Mae here