natalie di luccio grew up in an Italian-Canadian family on the outskirts of Toronto. A trained opera singer who always wanted to break the rules, and dreamed of exposing western classical music to the masses. Through a twist of fate, she received a message on MySpace to collaborate on an Indian fusion album. At the tender age of 19, the McGill University student packed her bags and headed off to Mumbai. Since that time her story has been anything but ordinary.
Having over 6 million views on her YouTube channel, singing and touring with Grammy and Oscar-winning composer A.R Rahman, India’s most successful composer, performing on iconic television music shows like Coke Studio at MTV, and lending her voice to film songs in six different Indian languages. Natalie has been paving quite a unique path for herself in the music industry. In her recent TED talk, Natalie speaks about her belief in getting out of one’s comfort zone and credits that belief for giving her this incredible journey.
Her first international release, “Nella Fantasia”, an Ennio Morricone classic, is Natalie’s first step in following her dreams of combining different cultures through music, a language she believes has no barriers. Natalie together with Disney Music Producer Matthew Tishler, fusing her voice with Rajasthani Folk Singer, Sawan Khan Manganiyar. The result was a creation in which many have called a masterpiece and won rave reviews from Maestros like Mr. Rahman and critics like Buzzfeed alike. (Click here to watch)
Natalie is expanding her talents once again and is primed to become one of the industry’s most recognisable voices by combining her voice with world music settings in a unique classical crossover approach to music. Josh Groban meets Celine meets Sarah Brightman is one small way to describe her unique talents and approach to her music.
Currently she is working on her first album with some of the industry’s most successful producers. An exciting year ahead!
Natalie Di Luccio | Full Interview with Northeast Today |
My interview with Northeast Today, speaking about my journey in India, my connection with the Northeast and my latest release. Really enjoyed this one 🙂
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