Natalie Chua has established herself as one of the leading classical singers in the country. Her pure voice and rich tone has seen her carve out a career that has already seen her achieve international success, platinum record sales and a following of devoted fans from every corner of the globe.
Natalie started performing at a very early age, winning a coveted role in the successful stage show the King and I at the age of 3. She toured the UK with the production and learnt from the very best the fundamentals required in a very difficult business. Hard work, dedication and humility. Natalie began entering talent competitions, learning her trade as a singer and dancer, initial success in small local contests was soon followed by national competitions culminating in her winning UK Unsigned and being on stage with the likes of Leona Lewis, The Sugarbabes and a host of other performers.
Natalie won a scholarship to the world renown theatre school Sylvia Young in London where she has impressed so much, she is currently the schools deputy head girl. It is whilst at this school that she has developed her outstanding vocal range as well as passing ballet exams to the level of teacher!. She has also been selected for many acting roles in a variety of stage and film productions. Most recently in the latest Harry Potter movie. A Simon Cowell music project was launched in 2006, with auditions all over the UK searching for the most outstanding Choral voices in the British Isles. It is estimated over 30,000 of the best choristers entered the initial audition process and Natalie won through to be one of the six chosen to form the group Angelis. The group went on to record and release a self titled Album that topped the charts all over the world and achieved sales of over 500,000 in 6 weeks.
Angelis toured Europe playing to audiences of all ages and appearing on TV shows, morning chat shows, radio shows and satallelite TV shows daily. The group was the centre piece of the Queens Christmas celebrations at Westminster Abbey with Natalie providing the classic solo voice for O Holy Night Natalie was awarded top prize in the prestigious national songwriting contest run by the industry, and became the youngest ever winner of the coveted title songwriter of the year for her track Ray of Sunshine a catchy pop song with inspirational lyrics which is currently being recorded by her new group Mjelik.
Natalie is currently embarking on a live performance tour around Milton Keynes to support her new Christmas album which features her distinctive and amazing classical voice singing a variety of traditional Christmas songs and classics. All profits from the album sales will go towards a local performing arts charity Madcap, a cause dear to Natalie heart. Natalie said I went to Madcap recently to perform as part of their centenary celebrations and met my old ballet teacher. It was fantastic to be part of such a great event to celebrate 100 years of people being able to go to a wonderful place like Madcap and have the opportunity to get involved in performing arts. My ballet teacher recognized me immediately and I was so pleased to see that the youngsters coming through now are about as talented as anyone I have ever seen. Natalie is currently recording her debut solo album to be released on MKVIBE Records late 2010
recently, Natalie has joined the new cast of Miss Saigon, Here is a copy of what was said on the Miss Saigon site (Credit to Cameron Macintosh, thank you)
Natalie trained at the Urdang Academy.
Theatre Credits include: Diane in Bare (Union Theatre, London), Dick Whittington (Harlow Playhouse), The Life (Urdang Academy), Once On This Island (Urdang Academy) and The King and I (UK Tour).
Television & Film Credits include: Hogwarts Student in Harry Potter.
Other Credits include: Singer in Angelis and Dancer for Disney Channel Awards.
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