Lydian Nadhaswaram is India's musical ambassador: AR Rahman

The Oscar winner praises the 'World's Best' title winner

March 14, 2019 05:17 pm | Updated March 19, 2019 03:21 pm IST

Music composer AR Rahman and Lydian Nadhaswaram.

Music composer AR Rahman and Lydian Nadhaswaram.

Oscar winner AR Rahman hailed 'The World's Best' winner Lydian Nadhaswaram, describing that he has shown that there is magic and miracle in life. "When I see Lydian, it gives me hope. He should be the answer to Chinese pianist Lang Lang. I think he will be India's musical ambassador," Rahman said during the sidelines of the 11th anniversary celebrations of his music school.  "I feel like Lydian's success is mine. Chennai is an ignored city and I'm thankful to Lydian for having given it worldwide recognition," said Rahman.

Lydian, a student of Rahman's Chennai-based KM Music Conservatory, has gained worldwide recognition by bagging the title winner of 'The World's Best', a  multi-genre competition that has participants from more than 150 countries and globally acclaimed judges. Lydian has bagged the 1 million dollar prize money by impressing the judges with his piano-playing skills.

"I am very happy," gushed the 13-year-old, "It was my first competition and I wasn't nervous at all." Lydian has a lot of dreams: to cut an independent albums and become a music composer. He also nurtures hopes of being part of Elon Musk's Space X's programme in 2023, which will take a few musicians to the moon. "My dream is to play the piano in the moon," he says.


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