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’.
Watch him play Mozart’s ‘Turkish March’ while being blindfolded!
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.
So well-mannered, intelligent and beyond talented!!! What a cutie
— ℳᏉ 🦉 (@MVaZ23) February 27, 2019
Lydian is incredible. 🙂 And also, that speech was really something. #WorldsBest
— Lencsike David (@LencsikeD) February 27, 2019
As many times that I have heard this piece played, this young man's, was the first time ever, that I was able to clearly hear all the melodies and counter melodies at the same time… An outstanding performance and incredible young man.
— Vic Thom (@VictorT84264773) February 28, 2019
Little freaking wizard.
— Ivie Blake (@ivieblake11) February 28, 2019
— mmbernadette (@mmbernadette1) February 27, 2019
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.