Saturday 25th May 2019

Tamil Nadu’s Lydian Nadhaswaram wins $1M Prize at The World’s Best

It’s been a whirlwind journey for a 13-year-old Tamil boy from southern India who has been competing in Season one of “The World’s Best”, a global talent show presented on America’s CBS Television Network.

Lydian Nadhaswaram’s mesmerising piano skills, at times blindfolded or at incredible speeds, has won him a legion of fans across the globe.

He has also managed to squeeze in a few high profile interviews, including a recent appearance on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” where the “mini-maestro” played Mozart blindfolded!

At Wednesday night’s finale of “The World’s Best”, Lydian was up against South Korea’s Kukkiwon, a.k.a. “The Flying Taekwondo Masters.” Lydian performed a medley of Beethoven’s “Fur Elise” and Chopin’s “Etude” on two pianos simultaneously.

Deciding on the winner & recipient of the £1 million prize were front-line judges Faith Hill, RuPaul Charles, and Drew Barry. They were aided by 50 representatives from 38 geographic regions with various skills who helped to make the final call.

Congratulations to Lydian Nadhaswaram, The World’s Best!