Event Description

Concert Program

1. Antonio Vivaldi – Violin Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, “Winter” (L‘inverno)

2. Joseph Tawadros – Oud Solo

3. Joseph Tawadros – Eye Of The Beholder

4. Joseph Tawadros – Permission To Evaporate

5. Joseph Tawadros – Give Or Take

6. Henryk Mikołaj Górecki – Violin Concerto for harpsichord (or piano) & orchestra, Op. 40

7. Joseph Tawadros – Kindred Spirits

8. Antonio Vivaldi – Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, “Summer” (L‘estate)

9. Joseph Tawadros – Point Of Departure

10. Joseph Tawadros – Constantinople ****

11. Joseph Tawadros – Sleight Of Hand


At 33, Joseph Tawadros AM is established as one of the world’s leading oud performers and composers. A virtuoso of diversity and sensitivity, Joseph performs in concert halls worldwide and is known for his brilliant technique, deep musicianship and joyous style of performance. His drive to push musical boundaries has led to many collaborations with significant performers and a solid repertoire of innovative, original music. He has recorded 13 albums – Storyteller, Rouhani, Visions, Epiphany, Angel, The Prophet: Music Inspired by the Poetry of Kahlil Gibran, The Hour of Separation, Band of Brothers, Concerto of the Greater Sea, Chameleons of the White Shadow, Permission to Evaporate, Truth Seekers, Lovers and Warriors and his latest offering World Music.

Joseph has received 15 nominations and won three ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Awards for Best World Music Album. He has toured extensively, headlining in Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East, and has collaborated with celebrated artists such as Zakir Hussain, Sultan Khan, Béla Fleck, John Abercrombie, John Patitucci, Jack DeJohnette, Richard Bona, Roy Ayers, Joey DeFrancesco, Howard Johnson, Jean Louis Matinier, Ivry Gitlis, Camerata Salzburg, Christian Lindberg, Neil Finn, The Grigoryan Brothers, Kate Miller-Heidke and Katie Noonan. Joseph is acknowledged for expanding the oud’s notoriety in mainstream western culture and has also been recognised in the Arab world, appearing on the judging panel of the Damascus International Oud competition in 2009, and taking part in Istanbul’s first Oud festival in 2010.

In 2016, he was awarded the Order of Australia for services to music and culture.

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