“Certainly Tawadros is not averse to showmanship (witness the pink jacket on Monday’s Q&A!), but that tendency was completely overridden by his profound instinct for making music that is a mirror of truth; a bridge between his heart and mind and those of his listeners.
…each time he returned to the oud he produced the finest improvisations I have heard him generate, ever: solos of thrilling intensity, spectacular beauty and unnerving emotion.”
John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald April 2016
“…a tour de force of an album that reaffirms composing and arranging flair and reveals his capacity to play a staggering array of instruments.World Music underlines the ambiguity that characterises the young maestro’s music, blurring boundaries as it crisscrosses predominantly Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Indian terrain.”
Tony Hillier, The Australian April 2016
“One of the most impressive musicians to emerge in Australia…with a dazzling technique dispensing hair-raising tempos… His writing displays a real depth of emotion…revelling in a zest for life and celebration.” The Australian
Back by popular demand, all the way from London!
Joseph Tawadros – Oud, qanun, violin, cello, ney and more!
James Tawadros – Egyptian percussion
Matt McMahon – piano
Karl Dunnicliff – double bass