13-Year-Old Chennai-Based Piano Prodigy Astounds Everyone By Playing Mozart Blindfolded!

ByQuyen Anne

Sep 11, 2023

Child piano prodigy Lydian Nadhaswaram performs “Turkish March” by Mozart completely blindfolded on The World’s Best.

Lydian Nadhaswaram is only 13 years old. But he has already mastered the piano through hard work and practice (4-5 hours a day). The musical prodigy from Chennai did India proud at ‘The World’s Best’ last month where he played ‘The Flight of the Bumblebee’ by composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. And now he has gone a step ahead and wowed audiences by performing at ‘The Ellen Show’.

This unique show is a brand new talent competition features contestants from all over the world in every different genre. The acts audition for a panel of judges and a ‘wall’ of 50 experts in all areas of entertainment. If a contestant scores 75 or above, then they will move on to the next round. This one-of-a-kind show is bringing an amazing blend of talent to the stage and it’s truly incredible.

Lydian Nadhaswaram (Photo: IANS)

When we first met this 12-year-old pianist, he dazzled the judges by playing the piano with record speed. Now, he’s back for the battle rounds and Lydian is not holding back. First, he sits down at the piano and starts to play “Fantasie Impromptu” by Chopin. But then, he stops his performance to ask host James Corden to place a blindfold over his eyes. That’s when Lydian really shows off his skills by playing “Turkish March.”

Everyone in the crowd was in awe of this pint-sized talent. Not only is he extremely talented for a piano player, but he can also play without even looking at music or the keys. And Lydian’s hilarious personality really makes this young boy a delight to watch.

He’s definitely won over the hearts of the judges and his performance was more than enough to win the battle round. Now, we get to see this child prodigy at least one more time and I’m not the only one looking forward to it.

And if you thought nothing could ever beat that, you are mistaken. During the show, Lydian revealed that he could also play 2 different tunes on 2 pianos simultaneously.

“So, it’s like, for example in my left hand I can play Mission Impossible, and on my right hand, I can play Harry Potter simultaneously. So both are different time signatures.”

He can play western classical, jazz as well as Indian tunes and has his sights set on the moon. Talking about his dream performance he said, “I want to go to the moon along with my piano and play Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight Sonata’.” With the way he is scaling new heights every day, we’re sure he will find a way to fulfil this dream as well.

People were awestruck by both his skilful performance and his humble nature.






Whenever you are in need of a little inspiration, all you have to do is watch this whizz-kid in action and you’re all set.

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