Lydian Nadhaswaram

Lydian Nadhaswaram

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Lydian Nadhaswaram Profile

  • Name:
  • Lydian Nadhaswaram
  • Born:
  • September 6, 2005

Lydian Nadhaswaram Biography

Lydian Nadhaswaram, a child prodigy is a young Indian pianist and musician from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He is the son of Tamil music director Varshan Sathish. In 2019 he shot to fame after winning the CBS talent show The World's Best and the associated 1 million dollar prize money. He was just 14 when he achieved this feat, and he marks his debut as a music composer in Malayalam cinema, in a movie starring Mohanlal - Barroz: Guardian of D'Gama's Treasure. Mohanlal directs the movie as well, marking his debut.


Lydian Nadhaswaram was born in Chennai on September 06, 2005. Music is in his blood. He was born as the son of musician Varshan Sathish and his wife Jhansi. He began performing on the drums when he was two years old. A self-taught musician, at the age of 8 he started playing piano and within a few months he started playing the tunes of Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt, without achieving any formal learning. At the age of 12, he plays 14 different music instruments including folk instruments - kanjira and the thappatai. But piano is his personal favourite. An undisputed king of the piano, he plays western drums, tabla and mridangam. Later he received guidance from Augustine Paul, Surojeet Chatterji etc.


In 2019 he participated in international show, World’s Best and emerged as the winner. Though Lydian was making the news right from the start of the show, he was not everyone’s favourite to win the show. A video surfaced where the youngster played two pianos at the same time and it went viral. He also appeared in Ellen’s show where he played the piano blindfolded.


Published: April 22, 2020

Updated: April 22, 2020

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