Nandita Natarajan is the founder of Nandita Natarajan’s Singing Tree. It was founded in 2020 with the aim of making the voice of young generations heard through the arts and to contribute to the UN’s goals for sustainable development.
The Singing Tree is part of the global youth movement “The Singing Tree Project” in the USA. Nandita Natarajan notably develops numerous artistic youth projects in collaboration with the Jane Goodall Institute as part of the “Roots and Shoots” youth program.
By creating The Singing Tree, Nandita Natarajan gives hundreds of young talents of the Leman region and elsewhere the opportunity to make their voice known and learn musical theatre while committing to a social and environmental cause
Nandita Natarajan has also actively campaigned for the environment and children’s rights since 2007. She is an ambassador for UN Women and an activist of the Roots and Shoots movement of the Goodall Institute.
Vocal Coach & Stage Director
Nandita Natarajan has acquired a unique stage experience that she has been teaching to the young generations since 2009. Since 2018, Nandita Natarajan has been directing children’s shows (The Sounds of Music, Little Night Music, The Secret Garden, Matilda) and coached young singers on television shows such as Incroyable Talent (M6), Prodiges (France Télévision), The Voice kids (M6), Eurovision Kids (European Broadcasting Union) as well as directed full production such as Mary Poppins and Peter Pan.
Nandita Natarajan is an award-winning artist, she is the voice of “J’Veux pas choisir”, “Adagio”, “Le Monde Danse ” for the Swiss selections of the Eurovision contest 2004 and of “L’oiseau “, re-adapted by French composer Calogero.
It was in Geneva, her hometown, that Nandita Natarajan was awarded her first prize at the age of 10. This allowed her to win the Télétop Musique award from Television Suisse Romande and of the newspaper La Matin at the age of 14, attracting the attention of Swiss producer Alain Morisod. With the latter, she recorded her first album “J’Veux Pas Choisir” which was an immediate success in Switzerland, Belgium, and Canada.
Nandita Natarajan became known in France by being awarded the prestigious Jean Ferrat Prize for the best foreign performer for her cover song “Lettre à France” as well as the fourth place in the ranking of the best French songs. This allowed her to share the stage with musical renowned artists such as Nana Mouskouri, Phil Collins, Herbert Léonard, and Hugues Aufray.
At 17, she won third place at the Swiss Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 with her song “Le Monde Danse”, a song written by Soren Sorensen Mounir.
In 2007, her career turned to musical theatre. She entered CHOREIA arts studios in Paris, then later at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London where she studied with Pierre-Yves Duchesne and Hazel Wood.
She has appeared in productions such as “The Phantom of the Opera”, in which she played the main role of Christine Daaé; “The Collector” by Jacques Dombrowski in the role of Diane The Hunter; “West Side Story” as Maria; in the opera “Cunning Little Vixen” in the role of the narrator.
Very present on Swiss and French radios and television sets, she also sang for the Nutcracker at the BBC broadcasting in 2011 in London and was featured on BBC 3 with the philharmonic orchestra. In 2019, she performed at the United Nations in Geneva as well as for the Swiss confederation and sang for official events in France.