Mandarin Oriental has added three new fans - Harry Connick, Jr., Hélène Grimaud and Sa Ding Ding - to its global
print advertising campaign “He’s a Fan/She’s a Fan”.
Gifted international singer, songwriter, pianist
and actor Harry Connick, Jr. has received a multitude of accolades over his
career. These include three Grammy awards and an Emmy, as well as
several acting nominations. Connick is a particular ‘fan’ of The
Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, where he performed in 2009
to a spellbound audience at an intimate evening in the hotel’s
stylish MO Bar. He cites the property as “one of the greatest
hotels I’ve ever stayed in”.
The elegant and graceful
French pianist, Hélène Grimaud, performs at concerts worldwide, and has
the unusual gift of experiencing synaesthesia (seeing music as
colour). She particularly enjoys staying at Mandarin Oriental Hyde
Park, London, as she often performs in the city’s famous music
venues. Grimaud discovered the piano at the age of seven, and
launched her professional career at the age of 18 with a solo
recital in Paris. She is also known for her passion for wolves,
which she both studies and raises.
Rising star Sa Ding Ding was born in Inner
Mongolia and is a powerful and sophisticated singer, musician,
composer and choreographer. A product of modern China, she melds
Eastern and Western music, even singing in Sanskrit and Tibetan,
and has created her own language where new words are formed from
the emotions evoked by music. Sa Ding Ding’s newest album is entitled
Connick Jr., Hélène Grimaud and Sa Ding Ding join Mandarin
Oriental's 17 existing fans: IM Pei, Lance Armstrong, Michelle
Yeoh, Jane Seymour, Kenzo Takada, Jerry Hall, Vanessa Mae,
Vivienne Tam, Barry Humphries, Frederick Forsyth, Darcey Bussell,
Bryan Ferry, Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren, Maggie Cheung, Sigourney
Weaver and Sir David Tang.
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