Vanessa Ding
- Chinese:丁霜語 -

Guzheng & Ukulele Artist



Vanessa Ding is from Taiwan. She started playing the piano and Guzheng (a harp-like Chinese instrument) at a young age. Traditional Eastern music has influenced her musical style and ukulele playing, but she also specializes in ballet, modern dance and tap-dancing.


In 2013, Vanessa combined her ukulele playing and ballet, which created a unique performance. She is the only known artist who combines dance grooves while playing the ukulele. She feels that modern ballet can express the elegance of her body gestures and can showcase ukulele in a brilliant new way. Vanessa also feels that tap dance and ukulele combined creates a happy element to her music. You can definitely feel her passion through her music and dance.


Vanessa covers many musical genres. Some of these would include songs like: Moon Represent My Heart in a Bossa Nova Brazilian-style, to David Guetta’s, "Titanium," and also rock-n-roll Christmas songs.


In 2014, before the World Cup Soccer game, she covered the, "We Are One.” This was the first combined ukulele and tap dance performance ever seen on MTV. The surprise performance attracted many media outlets and today Vanessa performs her music on many TV shows.



Vanessa Ding Ukulele cover

"We Are One"

"We Are One (Ole Ola)" is a song recorded by Cuban American rapper Pitbull for One Love, One Rhythm – The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album (2014). 

Vanessa Ding Ukulele cover
Star Wars The Imperial March "

"The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme )", is a musical theme present in the Star Wars franchise. It was composed by John Williams for the film The Empire Strikes Back.

Vanessa Ding Ukulele cover
Descendants of the Sun OST

" This Love "

" Descendants of the Sun " is a 2016 South Korean television series starring Song Joong-ki, Song Hye-kyo, Jin Goo, and Kim Ji-won. " This Love " is a song recorded by Davichi.

Vanessa Ding Ukulele cover 

Marry Me or Not? (OST)

"Linger On"

Marry Me, or Not? (Chinese: 必娶女人) is a 2015 Taiwanese romantic comedy television series created and produced by Eastern Television. " Linger On " is a song recorded by Yoga Lin.

Vanessa Ding Ukulele cover


In 2016, Twice won its first music program award with "Cheer Up" on the May 5th episode of M Countdown. The group also won several main and grand prize awards including Song of the Year with "Cheer Up" in two major music awards shows, Melon Music Awards and Mnet Asian Music Awards.

Vanessa Ding Ukulele cover

"What If We Had Never Met"

"History of Tomorrow" (Chinese: 自傳) is Taiwanese Mandopop rock band Mayday's ninth studio album. "What If We Had Never Met " is a song recorded by Mayday.

Vanessa Ding Ukulele cover

Jay Chou "Love Confession"

"Love Confession " is a song recorded by Jay Chou.

Vanessa Ding Ukulele cover

G.E.M. "Light Years Away" 

"Light Years Away" is a song recorded by G.E.M. (singer).


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Vanessa Ding & Kyas Ryo



In 2014 Oct. Vanessa face a hard time in ukulele playing. She had the chance to meet with Japanese artist Kyas in Taiwan, and  She fly to Kochi, Japan, and become apprentice of Kyas. In Kochi, Kyas encourage Vanessa to play at many venue, and live house. Kyas is a great influence for Vanessa, and inspire Vanessa to create original music style. This visit gave Vanessa positive strength, and expand her ukulele international Views.


Vanessa Ding's Album

Vanessa Ding first EP (2015)

EP 1st hit song is the "UkeTap", Ukulele and Tap Dance's happy element, she also added GuZheng and Orchestra in the music.She challenge people's impression of ukulele music, and explode a new music style. Moonlight Walts she created the song with Kyas. In 2014, Vanessa won 3rd place in the Thailand Ukulele International Competition.Song:
(1) UkeTap  (2)  Moonlight Waltz  (3) BanBan

Vanessa Ding's Official Website