Lydian’s Million-Dollar Melody: The Sensational Two-Piano Medley on ‘The World’s Best

ByQuyen Anne

Sep 11, 2023

Lydian Nadhaswaram is a 15-year-old Piano prodigy from India who is mainly known as the winner of The World’s Best Contest in 2019. If his undeniable musical ability wasn’t enough to prove his talent to the world before, his recent award victory is enough to give evidence of his talent. Lydian also studies at KM Music Conservatory and is very passionate and determined. The Indian music director, AR Rahman, is Lydian’s inspiration, and Lydian has learned a lot from his inspiration. Lydian was awarded Global Child Prodigy Awards 2020 because of his astonishing talent.

Lydian Nadhaswaram (Photo: IANS)

Lydian Nadhaswaram (Photo: IANS)

New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS): Child prodigy pianist Lydian Nadhaswaram enjoyed meeting Ellen DeGeneres and says the comedian-host was very kind and encouraged him a lot.

Music prodigy Nadhaswaram won a $1 million this year on an American reality show for showcasing exceptional talent on the piano. He has also appeared on popular The Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier this year.

“Ellen was so kind and she encouraged me. The whole experience in that show was absolutely amazing, enjoyed every question of Ellen and every moment in that interview,” Nadhaswaram told IANS.

Talking about winning ‘The World’s Best’ global talent contest, Nadhaswaram said: “This is the first step in my life I believe. I have still lots to do, to learn and to practice. These milestones motivate me to achieve the next step.”

“I feel so happy whenever I perform in foreign countries. Since I’m a home-schooled kid, I can easily manage my day with music spending majority time and that gives me more time for me to grow that love and interest towards music,” he added.

The teenage, who is performing in Mumbai on Friday as part of the Symphony Orchestra of India – Autumn 2019 Season, wants to “compose music for Hollywood and also Bollywood when something comes as a project”.

“I want to become a composer and basically a good human being,” said the Chennai-based Nadhaswaram. How did you realise your love for music?

“When I was two years old, I started playing drums. My father identified it and from then, the love and urge for music keeps me driving till now,” he said.

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