Joseph and James Tawadros

ACO Up Close: Tawadros Brothers

Joseph (oud) and James (percussion) Tawadros are a musical phenomenon. They step away from a major tour with the ACO to present an intimate duo concert.



★★★★ "The defining memory of hearing Joseph and James Tawadros play is that of energy and exhilaration." - The Sydney Morning Herald

★★★★1/2 "Heavy metal fans and classical music lovers alike will find much to admire in Tawadros's fierce technique." - Limelight


In 2023, the Tawadros Brothers make their much-anticipated return to Australia for an orchestral tour with the ACO.

For two nights only, they take to the ACO Pier 2/3 stage for a duo performance which promises to reveal the astonishing dexterity and artistry that make them in demand across the globe.


About ACO Up Close

ACO Up Close is your opportunity to experience astonishing musicians in an intimate setting.

Across a series of nine concerts, leading soloists from around the world and musicians from the Australian Chamber Orchestra present fresh and innovative music in a relaxed setting.

Each performance is presented by a host, enabling us to get to know the musicians in their own words and revealing more about the music.

ACO Up Close takes place in The Neilson, the state-of-the art 270-seat concert hall at the newly opened ACO Pier 2/3 in the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct. Acclaimed for its extraordinary acoustic, The Neilson provides an intimate context for these concerts.


Original music by Joseph Tawadros.