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The Art of the Oud

'Tawadros is an exhilarating player, both when he is delivering mercurial mastery and when he is summoning more haunting atmospheres, often incorporating techniques drawn from other traditions.' - The Times

Joseph Tawadros is a 7-time ARIA award winning virtuoso Oud player of great diversity and sensitivity. He is known for his brilliant technique, deep musicianship and joyous style of performance... and also his engaging rapport with the audience.

He returns to Melbourne for a season of solo concerts showcasing his beloved chosen instrument - the oud - an Arabic lute.

Born in Cairo, Joseph's adventurous curiosity brings world music, jazz and classical music together seamlessly in the original works and traditional Arabic-inspired pieces he presents.

Joseph has recorded in New York with US jazz luminaries including John Abercrombie, Christian McBride, John Patitucci, Jack de Johnette, Mike Stern and Roy Ayers.

Joseph has received 17 ARIA Award nominations and won 7 ARIAs, including 'Best World Music Album'.

2023 highlights include performing at the opening of the World Economic Forum and the premiere of his new work 'The Three Stages of Hindsight' with the prestigious Britten Sinfonia. He is also one of the 50 Australian composers to be chosen to write a fanfare celebrating the Sydney Opera House's 50th birthday.

Joseph was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia for services to music in 2016.

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