Vanessa-Mae Elevates Scorpions’ “Still Loving You” with Her Violin Mastery

Vanessa-Mae, a leading British classical talent, brought a new dimension to Scorpions’ classic “Still Loving You” with her exquisite violin playing during the band’s appearance on the French TV show Taratata in April 1996. While the original power ballad features prominent guitars, Vanessa-Mae’s violin added a unique and captivating layer to the live version.

The synergy between lead singer Klaus Meine’s vocals and Vanessa-Mae’s violin was a highlight of the performance. She skillfully took the lead in the first half of the song, then seamlessly transitioned to a supporting role as guitarist Rudolf Schenker took over. This rendition has become one of the most popular videos on Scorpions’ YouTube channel, with 68 million views.

The band’s ability to maintain the groove in a slower song like this was also commendable. Fans were particularly impressed by Vanessa-Mae’s performance, with comments praising her talent and the joy she brought to the stage. The songwriting of Scorpions was also lauded, with many considering “Still Loving You” a timeless masterpiece in the power ballad genre.

Vanessa-Mae’s performance on Taratata is often regarded as one of the most memorable moments in the band’s live history, showcasing her deep understanding of the music and her exceptional violin skills.

Watch the video below to experience Vanessa-Mae’s breathtaking performance with Scorpions on “Still Loving You.”