Live at the BBC Proms: oud virtuoso Joseph Tawadros plays traditional Arabic improvisations as well as his own compositions, and a BBC commission world premiere by Jessica Wells.
Live at BBC Proms: oud player Joseph Tawadros plays traditional Arabic improvisation as well as his own compositions, and the world premiere of a BBC commission by Jessica Wells
Live from Cadogan Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Rhapsody for solo oud (BBC commission: world premiere)
Permission to Evaporate
Gare De L'est
Give of Take
Joseph Tawadros (oud)
Cairo-born, longtime Sydney-resident oud virtuoso Joseph Tawadros has reimagined the range of music accessible to his instrument, the ancient Middle- Eastern lute.
Steeped in traditional Arabic music (his grandfather was a respected composer, oud player and violinist) but also an avid collaborator with a diverse array of musicians, he draws equally on jazz and folk styles in a kaleidoscopic celebration of his instrument.
His debut at the Proms embraces traditional Arabic taqsim (improvisation) and maqam (pieces based on traditional scales) as well as his own compositions, and the world premiere of a BBC commission by Australian composer Jessica Wells.