Friday, June 19, 2015
When Music and Sports Collide
As a rule, I have decided not to give too much thought to Vanessa-Mae as a violinist. There are enough other violinists that really interest me that I do not have to worry about a lack of memory cycles for her. As a result, I have not paid too much attention to her trying to make a second career about of being an Olympic-class skier, even if her activities in that domain have been controversial. Nevertheless, given the state of so many athletes these days, I find it hard to avoid speculating about whether Vanessa-Mae has found some performance-enhancing drug for her violin technique.