Joseph and James are back after the resounding success of their first Casula Powerhouse concert in August – and this time they’re bringing the acclaimed jazz pianist, Matt McMahon.
Joseph Tawadros – oud
James Tawadros – Egyptian percussion
Matt McMahon – piano
“One of the World’s Great Oud Players’’ BBC RADIO THREE
“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 NEWSPAPER
“Tawadros’ innovative approach to the instrument has scored him the ARIA Award for best world music album for three years running.” Nicole Ephick, Sydney Morning Herald
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.
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, World Music and the latest Live At Abbey Road. Joseph has received 13 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.