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Tait Tuesdays at Home – Joseph Tawadros AM, oud
May 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Broadcast live in Australia at 9pm AEST, and in the UK at Midday BST.
A delayed broadcast will stream in the UK at 7pm BST
Give to the Tait Emergency Relief Fund for Australian & New Zealand Artists
Joseph Tawadros Biography
“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
At 35, 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’s 2018 album, released in April, is The Bluebird, The Mystic and The Fool.
Born in Cairo, and a resident of Sydney since he was 3 years old, Joseph was nominated for Young Australian of the Year in 2014, received the NSW Premier’s medal for Arts and Culture in the same year and was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (AM) for his services to music and composition in 2016.
Joseph is acknowledged for expanding the oud’s notoriety in mainstream western culture and has also been recognised in the Arab world, appearing on the judging panel of the Damascus International Oud competition in 2009, and taking part in Istanbul’s first Oud festival in 2010.
He has toured extensively, headlining in Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East, and has collaborated with celebrated artists such as Zakir Hussain, Sultan Khan, Béla Fleck, John Abercrombie, John Patitucci, Jack DeJohnette, Richard Bona, Roy Ayers, Joey DeFrancesco, Howard Johnson, Jean Louis Matinier, Ivry Gitlis, Camerata Salzburg, Christian Lindberg, Neil Finn, The Grigoryan Brothers, Kate Miller-Heidke and Katie Noonan. He has performed and recorded with Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the Academy of Ancient Music in London, making him the first and only Australian composer whose music has been performed by this prestigious orchestra. He has regularly performed with the Sydney, Adelaide and West Australian Symphony orchestras.
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.
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Tuesday 31st March GMT 7pm – Tara Minton, jazz harp & vocalist
Tuesday 7th April – BST 7pm – Andrey Lebedev, guitar
Tuesday 14th April – AEST 9pm / BST 12 noon – Ann Beilby, viola; Tamsin Waley-Cohen, violin; George Fu, piano
Tuesday 14th April – Delayed broadcast at BST 7pm – Ann Beilby, viola; Tamsin Waley-Cohen, violin; George Fu, piano
Tuesday 21st April – AEST 9pm / BST 12 noon – Bridget O’Donnell, violin; Amy Tress, violin; Anthony Friend, clarinet; Mullov-Abbado, double bass
Tuesday 21st April – Delayed broadcast at BST 7pm – Bridget O’Donnell, violin; Amy Tress, violin; Anthony Friend, clarinet; Mullov-Abbado, double bass
Tuesday 28th April – AEST 9pm / BST 12 noon – tba
Tuesday 28th April – Delayed broadcast at BST 7pm – tba
Tuesday 5th May – AEST 9pm / BST 12 noon – Courtenay Cleary, violin; Phillipa Robinson, clarinet; Kathy Sander, piano
Tuesday 5th May – Delayed broadcast at BST 7pm – Courtenay Cleary, violin; Phillipa Robinson, clarinet; Kathy Sander, piano
Tuesday 12th May – AEST 9pm / BST 12 noon – Joseph Tawadros AM, oud
Tuesday 12th May – Delayed broadcast at BST 7pm – Joseph Tawadros AM, oud
Tuesday 19th May – AEST 9pm / BST 12 noon – Paul Tabone, tenor
Tuesday 19th May – Delayed broadcast at BST 7pm – Paul Tabone, tenor