Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Lots Of Poise, Talent For Young Person
Craig Connell | Lockport, NY USA | 09/06/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
The then-teenage violinist gives a concert in London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall. Vanessa is okay, nothing super to watch but amazing in her self-assuredness for such a young woman.
In this live concert footage, she attempts to liven up the proceedings with some different kinds of tuns, from classic to rock, and with some dancing added and some small talk between numbers. I give her credit for that. She could just stand there and play the violin but she knows that's not much in visual entertainment. Sometimes she succeeds with these things, other time she doesn't, but she's young and she's trying. Living in London since she was four, she could speak English well, so there was no language barrier. I suspect she's a far better entertainer now, some dozen years after this was filmed. I see here at Amazon she has something out from 2006, so I might check it out.
She's talented, and she's cute but overall this DVD is nothing special. It isn't her fault; watching someone play classical music on violin isn't exactly exciting. About a third of her numbers were classical which sound good, but you might as well just have the CD.