Shepparton Festival’s Kristen Retallick: Winter Taster event with Joseph Tawardros


This interview first aired on Friday the 7th of July, 2023 on ONE FM 98.5 Shepparton.

One FM Breakfast announcer Terri Cowley talks to the Director of the Shepparton Festival Kristen Retallick. She talks about a winter taster event with Joseph Tawardros.

Enjoy a cosy winter afternoon on Level 4 at Shepparton Art Museum with a rare opportunity for Shepparton audiences to experience a very special international musician. Joseph Tawadros will deliver an artist talk at 2pm, then the show will begin at 3pm. Elsewhere at Sam will provide bar service before the show and at interval. It’s on Sunday the 16th of July, 2023.

Born in Cairo, Joseph’s chosen instrument, the Oud is an Arabic lute, the ancestor of the lute and modern guitar. A virtuoso of diversity and sensitivity, Joseph performs in concert halls worldwide and is known for his brilliant technique, deep musicianship, storytelling and joyous style of performance. Joseph has performed his own works with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, BBC Symphony, Melbourne, WA and Adelaide Symphony, Ukraine National Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, the Morphing Chamber Orchestra and his Concerto for Oud & Orchestra with the Sydney Symphony was performed and released by ABC Classics, Australia in 2019. He was also the first and only Australian composer to be performed by the Academy of Ancient Music in the United Kingdom. He has recorded his music with many jazz luminaries such as John Abercrombie, Jack de Johnette, Roy Ayers, Bela Fleck, Mike Stern, Joey DeFrancesco, Richard Bona and Christian McBride. Classical collaborations include Richard Tognetti, William Barton, The Grigoryan Brothers, Christian Lindberg, James Crabb and his songs have been performed/recorded by The Song Company and Andreas Scholl.

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