The people from Chennai have always rocked the world stage. We have numerous examples of the same. One such prodigy is Lydian Nadhaswaram. In the World’s best global talent contest. He was declared the winner yesterday and has won a prize money of 1 million. It must be noted that Lydian has spent four years training in full scholarship at A.R Rahman’s KM music conservatory under Surojeet Chatterji in the Russian Piano school. Lydian is just 13 years old once again proving that age is just a number for a talented person. His hand created magic on the piano making him a sureshot winner.
He also plays guitar, mirudangam and other instruments along with the piano. His wish is to work in a full fledged animation film. He is now being taught by his father Sathish. He stunned the judges by playing 280 beats per second and then increased it to 320 beats per second. The judges were raving about his performance. He also wants to play on the moon. For such a talented person the sky is the limit. Hopefully Lydian will win more laurels for Chennai and India as he grows. For now we can all watch in awe and wait for more special performances.
Yesterday afternoon Oscar winner Isai Puyal A. R Rahman himself visited Lydian’s house in Saligramam. His performance has earned him an invite to the Jazz Foundation of America’s annual gala at the Apollo theatre in New York on April 4th. He is currently learning sound mixing and sound systems. He can also play blindfolded and handle two pianos at the same time. It is very heartening to see parents support their kid’s ambition at such a young age. If we get more such encouragement from parents then there will be space for more talents like Lydian to shine on the world stage.