The Bluebird, the Mystic and the Fool
Joseph Tawardros at St Ambrose Church

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Templeton Street, Woodend, Vic 3442
St Ambrose Church


One performance only

Joseph will present a program of all original work. His Middle Eastern flavoured compositions push the boundaries of melody and metre in highly emotional music played with boundless energy – and interspersed with his more reflective, contemplative pieces.

Joseph Tawadros AM is a 4-times ARIA award-winning master of the Oud, a Middle Eastern lute.  He has released 14 albums and is the oud player on the Ali’s Wedding soundtrack. Joseph, 34, was born in Cairo, grew up in Sydney and lives in London. He also performs with his jazz quartet and with orchestras such as Australian Chamber Orcestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras.


“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

“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

“The playing throughout is technically 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.”  Songlines UK, 2018


Joseph Tawadros by Artur Grzanka photography