NRI Pulse Staff Report
Atlanta, GA, March 18, 2019: Lydian Nadhaswaram, a 13-year-old musical prodigy from India known as the “Mini Maestro,” captured the $1 million top prize in the CBS show ‘The World’s Best’ last Thursday. He topped South Korea’s Kukkiwon, a.k.a. “The Flying Taekwondo Masters.”
In the final round, Lydian played two pianos at a time at an
impeccable speed, blindfolded.
“I have been playing the piano for four years. I got inspiration from my sister, who plays the piano and my father, who plays keyboards. I’m happy that I won this prize,” said Lydian.
“The World’s Best” is a global talent contest hosted by James Corden that premiered on Super Bowl Sunday.
Faith Hill, RuPaul Charles, and Drew Barrymore served as the show’s front-line judges. They were aided and abetted by 50 representatives from 38 geographic regions with various skills who helped to make the final call.
Lydian is a student of the Rahman’s Chennai-based KM Music Conservatory.
He is the son of Tamil music director Varshan Sathish.