Event Description

“The playing throughout is technicaly astonishing and the interplay between the two brothers displays extraordinary empathy. Amid this fiery brilliance, reflective pieces … demonstrate Tawadros’s emerging maturity as a composer.” Review of Live At Abbey Road, Jan 2018 Songlines Magazine U.K.

“They are phenomenal musicians, able to improvise and play off each other as they develop fusion music that crosses between classical, bluegrass, folk and jazz. Never less than electrifying and always entertaining, given Joseph’s wild sense of humour and ability to laugh at many taboos, this was a sensational concert…” Performing Arts Hub, August 2017
Joseph Tawadros AM is a 4-times ARIA award winning master of the Oud, a Middle Eastern lute. In his trio are Matt McMahon – one of Australia’s finest jazz pianists and James Tawadros – his brother and a virtuoso player of Egyptian percussion.
Expect a thrilling mix of Middle Eastern, jazz, traditional sounds and contemporary innovations, including music from Joseph’s new album The Bluebird, the Mystic and the Fool.


15 Childers St
Canberra, ACT 2601
(02) 6247 1223