7pm doors, 8pm show
‘Thrilling intensity, spectacular beauty and unnerving emotion.’ The Age
Multi-instrumentalist and virtuosic exponent of the oud Joseph Tawadros has dazzled Australian music-lovers for decades with his intoxicating energy and fluid inventiveness. His joyous style has led to collaborations with Slava and Leonard Grigoryan, Neil Finn, Katie Noonan, Richard Tognetti, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Hear Tawadros perform original works fusing Arabic, folk and jazz – even metal and bluegrass elements – in a quartet featuring his brother and prodigious percussionist James Tawadros, Matt McMahon on piano and Karl Dunnicliff on bass. The fascinating program is woven together by Joseph’s virtuosity, lyricism and the contemporary musicality of the oud.
‘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 … reveling in a zest for life and celebration.’ The Australian