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Harry Connick, Jr., Hélène Grimaud and Sa Ding Ding are Fans of Mandarin Oriental

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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 ‘Harmony’.

Harry 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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