Joseph Tawadros

Joseph Tawadros AM is a leading Oud virtuoso, composer and 4 time ARIA award winner.
Joseph was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia in 2016. Born in Cairo, he is currently living in London.


“Joseph Tawadros is one of the world’s leading oud performers and composers. A virtuoso of amazing diversity and sensitivity …

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Hope In An Empty City “The album is very eclectic, with fast-paced numbers, blues and jazz grooves, slow and meditative pieces and some of my more contemplative solo oud improvisation. It has been a real journey of emotions and genres as I wrote then played these new pieces with the band and I’m delighted with the result. It’s an adventurous recording for me and I hope it will add a little something to the musical landscape.”


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‘Betrayal of a Sacred Sunflower’ “Here, the prolific and prodigious oud master takes yet another direction. Moving away from the pyrotechnical playing …”

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  1. Capoeira by the Nile 'World Music' 2016 2:25
  2. Gem "Truth Seekers, Lovers and Warriors' 2015 4:15
  3. Bluegrass Nikriz 'Permission to Evaporate' 2014 6:36
  4. Freo 'Chameleons of the White Shadow' 2013 6:23
  5. Seafarer 'Concerto of the Greater Sea' 2012 5:57
  6. Self Knowledge The Prophet (2009) 02:02
  7. Stranger Angel - Limited Edition (2008) 05:24
  8. Light Angel - Limited Edition (2008) 06:38
  9. Cafe Riche Epiphany (2007) 07:57
  10. Dahab Visions (2006) 02:41
  11. Cairo Rouhani (2005) 07:07
  12. Bab El Hadid Storyteller (2004) 05:03
  13. Hallucination on a String Storyteller 07:07
  14. Anubis Joseph Tawadros 3:42

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Latest video: Concerto for Oud and Orchestra at Sydney Opera House, June 2019


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