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Bach Vivaldi Arabic Jazz Joseph Tawadros Valeriy Sokolov Morphing Chamber Orchestra Tomasz Wabnic

JosephOud Tawadros At 32, Joseph Tawadros is established as one of the world’s leading oud performers and composers. A virtuoso of diversity and sensitivity, Joseph performs in concert halls worldwide and is known for his brilliant technique, deep musicianship and joyous style of performance. His drive to push musical boundaries has led to many collaborations with significant performers and a solid repertoire of innovative, original music. He has recorded 13 albums – 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, Permission to Evaporate, Truth Seekers, Lovers and Warriors and his latest offering World Music. Joseph has received 12 nominations and won three ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Awards in 2012, 2013 and 2014 for Best World Music Album. He has toured extensively, headlining in Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East, and has collaborated with celebrated 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, The Grigoryan Brothers, Kate Miller-Heidke and Katie Noonan.


Joseph is acknowledged for expanding the oud’s notoriety in mainstream western culture and has also been recognised in the Arab world, appearing on the judging panel of the Damascus International Oud competition in 2009, and taking part in Istanbul’s first Oud festival in 2010.

„Great to perform with an orchestra that plays with such joy and passion. They made my music come to life and were able to transport the audience and take them on a memorable musical journey.“

Valeriy Sokolov Violin Born in 1986 in Kharkov, Ukraine, Valeriy is one of the leading violinists to come out of Ukraine in the past twenty years. Working regularly with the world‘s leading orchestras, he has enjoyed collaborations with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Cleveland Orchestra and Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, to name a few. He works frequently with conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, David Zinman, Susanna Malkki or Andris Nelsons. He has appeared in many major European festivals including Verbier and Lockenhaus. He regularly performs in major concert halls around the world with highlights including

„Over the past years I’ve learned that Tomasz is not only an excellent violist and musician but also an outstanding musical director. He manages to put together projects in a professional manner and positively inspires all participants to give their best, leading to outstanding results on stage.“ - Andreas Scholl (2016)

regular Sunday Morning series appearances in Theatre du Chatelet as well as at the Wigmore Hall, Lincoln Center, Mariinsky Theatre, Prinzregenten Theatre in Munich and Musikverein in Vienna. Valeriy left his native country age 13 to study with Natalia Boyarskaya at the Yehudi Menuhin School in England. He continued his studies with Felix Andrievsky, Mark Lubotsky, Ana Chumachenko, Gidon Kremer and Boris Kushnir. He was the first prize winner of the 2005 George Enescu International Violin Competition in Bucharest, Romania.

Tomasz Wabnic Music Director

Tomasz Wabnic had his first public appearance as a musician at the age of four. After studying with the legendary violinist Prof. Jadwiga Kaliszewska in Poznan, Poland, he graduated with distinction from the Vienna Conservatory in 2005 and got his Master at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in 2009. During his studies, he was the founder and violist of the Fidelio String Quartet, a finalist of the International String Quartet Competition in Australia in 2003. He has worked with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Ennio Morricone, Gustavo Dudamel or Yakov Kreuzberg, performed chamber concerts with Andreas Scholl, Bobby McFerrin, Richard Tognietti and premiered works of composers such as Arvo Pärt, Pawel Lukaszewski and Krzesimir Debski. He appeared on stage in concert halls such as the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall of the Moscow Philharmony and the City Opera in Tokyo. In 2006 he founded the Morphing Chamber Orchestra which was also the foundation of the later Morphing Music Institute. Tomasz published 8 CDs for the Musicon label with his old music ensembles Capella Czestochoviensis and Capella Claromontana, 2 CDs with the Morphing Chamber Orchestra on the Gramola and the Polish Radio II label and recorded a String TrioArrangement of the Goldberg Variations by J.S.Bach under the supervision of „The concert with Morphing Chamber Andreas Scholl in 2016. Tomasz Orchestra and it’s musical director made public appearances with Tomasz Wabnic has given me great Mezzo, arte, ORF, Ö1, TVP (Polish pleasure. The creative input concerning National TV), Polish Radio, TV Russia and performed at festivals the program, the virtuosity of the such as the Rheingau Musik Festival musicians and the teamwork of the and the International Festival of ensemble have left me inspired.“ Sacred Music Gaude Mater. - Bobby McFerrin (2011)


„Concerts with the Morphing Chamber Orchestra combine joyful mucisianship among good friends with a certainty of highest technical skills. Each concert with Morphing Chamber Orchestra is a highlight in my musical calendar.“ - Andreas Scholl


‚Morphing’ – the core of the ensemble’s name stands for its philosophy to be in the state of constant evolution, metamorphoses and modifications, leading to ground-breaking new musical interpretations while at the same time striving for excellence in performance. Morphing Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2006 by violinist and violist Tomasz Wabnic who ist the artistic director of the ensemble. Since 2006 Morphing Chamber Orchestra challenges itself with diverse projects of a wide range of repertoire from classical music to film music, jazz and contemporary music. The ensemble engages and collaborates with worldknown artists such as Bobby McFerrin or Andreas Scholl, and composers like Arvo Pärt.

“Morphing Chamber Orchestra is a small orchestra with a big spirit – They were great to work with.” - Bobby McFerrin (2011)

The key aspiration of MCO is their approach to perfection in performance combined with flexibility and creativity of interpretation and repertoire. Outstanding young musicians, laureates of numerous international contests, have created a new quality in chamber music. Their life paths have crossed in Vienna’s music world where they came to master their skills. Each performance of Morphing Chamber Orchestra reflects their joy of creating music, performed at the highest, world-class level.


„ ... pure listening pleasure!“ - Radio Ö1

Morphing Chamber Orchestra owns exclusive rights to world premieres of compositions from the archives of the 700-year-old Monastery of Jasna Gora, Poland. The archives contain over 3,000 scores of 400 Polish and forein composers including compositions of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Carl Ditter von Dittersdorf and Joseph Haydn. MCO has made recordings with various television stations (ORF, TVP Kultura, HRT-Croatia) and radio stations (OE1 and Polish Radio 2) as well as several CD recordings for the label Gramola. MCO has performed in concert halls such as the Musikverein Vienna or Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow.



Morphing Chamber Orchestra & Joseph Tawadros - Tomasz Wabnic  


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