Brotherly music

The Grigoryan brothers (Slava and Leonard) and the Tawadros brothers (Joseph and James) are getting together in a rather special musical collaboration. The two sets of siblings will perform together at the Byron Community Centre next Wednesday, March 24.

It’ll be a night of Egyptian, Brazilian and Eastern European music blended into an Australian whole. (Now there’s a trick...)

Slava plays a midi guitar, allowing him to experiment with some pretty wild sounds. Leonard plays guitar, Joseph plays oud and James plays req (Egyptian tambourine).

Slava and Leonard Grigoryan, although mostly known for their classical work, are focusing on world fusion for this project. The brothers were born in Kazakhstan and now live in Australia. Individually and together they’ve been featured performers with many of the world’s leading orchestras (like the London Philharmonic and the BBC Concert Orchestra).

Egyptian-born and Sydney-bred brothers Joseph and James Tawadros are big on Egyptian music. They love playing it and are considered to be virtuosos. (You don’t hear of many tambourine players.)

They have recently toured as soloists with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

You can enjoy the cultural mix from 8pm. Tickets are $25 at the door or pre-sold from the venue (6685 6807).


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