“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

At just 31 years of age, Joseph Tawadros has established himself as one of the world’s leading oud performers and composers.
A virtuoso of amazing diversity and sensitivity, Joseph continues to appear in concert halls worldwide, dazzling audiences with his brilliant technique, passionate musicianship and his joyous style of performance.


Always willing to push the boundaries
and challenge traditional musical forms and rhythms, his efforts have led him to many unique collaborations. This is his 12th album, following on from 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 and Permission to Evaporate – the last three of which won Best World Music Album at the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Awards in 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively. A rare Industry Hat-trick.

A resident of Australia since 1986, Joseph has been responsible for expanding the Oud’s notoriety in mainstream western culture and has also been recognized in the Arab world, being invited to appear on the judging panel of the Damascus International Oud competition in 2009, and he has taken part in Istanbul’s first Oud festival in 2010. Joseph has toured extensively,

Head lining in Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East, and has collaborated
with 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, Katie Noonan, Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra amongst many others. He has also had guest appearances with the Sydney, Adelaide and West Australian Symphony Orchestras.

In 2014 Joseph Tawadros was nominated for the Young Australian of the Year award and was a part of the final 4 nominees for NSW. In the same year he received  the Premiers Medal for Arts and Culture. 2015 saw him touring as guest soloist with Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra in a shared program of 8 of his original compositions and the Music of Vivaldi.