Never be afraid to experiment with new ideas. The ARIA Award–winning Joseph Tawadros Quartet flips traditional music forms, pushes metre and melody to unseen places and sets spark to the past with its signature on-stage electricity.
The Quartet features distinguished Sydney musicians, each a leader in his own field: Matt McMahon (piano), Karl Dunnicliff (double bass) and brother James Tawadros on Egyptian percussion. Held together by the strength of Joseph’s original works, the Quartet takes inspiration from the Arabic modal system (maqam), expertly blended with elements of Western classical, jazz improvisation, world, folk and even metal and bluegrass.
From thrilling and furiously paced numbers to beautifully introspective and tranquil tracks, Tawadros and his oud instrument have brought striking character to orchestral concerts everywhere from the Royal Albert Hall for BBC Proms, to Sydney Opera House. Experience this unique sound under the stars at Speakers Corner.
“One of the most impressive musicians to emerge in Australia ... with a dazzling technique dispensing hair-raising tempos... ” – The Australian
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