Casula Powerhouse Liverpool will be hosting a wonderful new live music series with the Australia’s best oud player, Joseph Tawadros.
At 33, Joseph Tawadros 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.
In March this year, Joseph and his brother James spent a day recording at Abbey Road Studios in London, and the resultant album is released July 14. It’s an extraordinary album of wholly improvised music. Joseph is on Australia to promote the release of Live at Abbey Road with concerts in Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane.
Joseph’s drive to push musical boundaries has led to many collaborations with significant performers and a solid repertoire of innovative, original music. He has recorded 14 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, World Music and his 2017 release – Live at Abbey Road. Joseph has received 12 nominations and won three ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Awards in 2012, 2013 and 2014 for Best World Music Album.
A resident of Sydney since 1986, Joseph was nominated for Young Australian of the Year in 2014, received the NSW Premier’s medal for Arts and Culture in the same year and was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (AM) for his services to music and composition in 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
“One of the World’s Great Oud Players’’ BBC RADIO THREE