Are you a music buff? Do you admire talent? If yes, then you must take a look at this article about the mindblowing music prodigy of India – Lydian Nadhaswaram. Lydian showed his instinct for music at the age of two when he started to play the drums. His father Varshan Satish who is a Tamil music director used to take him to various musical concerts right from the age of two. Lydian’s swift finger movements enabled him to play the most difficult piano pieces at the age of eight. Lydian is indeed an amazing music prodigy.
Hailing from Chennai, this music prodigy was soon noticed by the renowned Oscar-winner, A.R Rahman. Rahman immediately placed Lydian in the K.M Music conservatory, under his guidance. Apart from the piano, the child prodigy can handle other instruments such as guitar, Mridangam and Tabla. Lydian has proved his versatility at a very young age by playing fast piano pieces with great dexterity and slow ones with beauty and grace. The music prodigy learned many difficult pieces like Rimsky-Korsakoff ‘s ‘The Flight of the Bumble Bee’ by watching YouTube videos.
Lydian has performed in numerous venues, including international events such as the NBC’s Spanish Language TV Show in Miami. In 2019, the 13-year-old child prodigy won the CBS talent show ‘The World’s Best’, and brought home a huge sum of $ 1 million.
A.R Rahman believes that Lydian deserves to be the global ambassador of Indian music. The Oscar-winner has great ambitions for the music prodigy. During his performance in the CBS talent show, Lydian played two pianos blindfolded in an unimaginable speed. Soon, the Chennai based music prodigy appeared in the Ellen Degeneres Show and once again wowed everyone. The Music Maestro, Rahman calls Lydian ‘one of India’s treasures’. With such great achievements and skills, this young man from Chennai is definitely a treasure.
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