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CONCERT: Joseph Tawadros - The Art of the Oud

Montsalvat is proud to host Joseph Tawadros, internationally acclaimed oud performers and composers, as part of his 2019 Australian Tour.

“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

Barn Gallery, September 19, 7.30pm-9pm
Cash bar will be open 45 minutes pre and post concert. Cash and EFT facilities are available.

$35 Adult
$25 concession
*Concession rates apply to those with a valid health care, seniors health care, pension card or student card.
Online ticket sales only through Trybooking here


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At 34, 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 14 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, Live At Abbey Road and The Bluebird, the Mystic and the Fool. Joseph has received 12 nominations and achieved four ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Awards –  in 2012, 2013 and 2014 for Best World Music Album – and as a contributor to the Ali’s Wedding soundtrack album in 2017.

Joseph is currently based in London, UK but travels often to perform including Australian tours each year. Highlights in 2017 include performing his own works with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms in Dubai and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s premiere Joseph’s Concerto for Oud & Orchestra.  He finished the year touring with the acclaimed violinist, Valeriy Sokolov, and the Morphing Chamber Orchestra in Europe and the Ukraine National Chamber Orchestra in Kyiv.

In 2018 Joseph performs in Australia and Japan with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and his own band then returns to London for a solo oud recital for the BBC Proms. Joseph is the first world music artist to present a solo concert of original contemporary music for the Proms.

In 2019 Joseph will present his Concerto for Oud & Orchestra with Sydney Symphony Orchestra and other orchestras.

Earlier Event: 23 July
Later Event: 25 July
EXHIBITION: Bryan Dawe - Interlude