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Band Of Brothers

Slava & Leonard Grigoryan with Joseph & James Tawadros

Presented by RAZ Music

Slava and Leonard, Joseph and James – one super group, two sets of siblings, four internationally acclaimed musicians.

This coupling of Australia’s most respected musical siblings was meant to be. The similarities are uncanny: both sets of brothers come from musical families and were raised in environments that encouraged music and individuality.

Each duo has garnered acclaim, locally and internationally. Each has ARIA accolades – 8 awards and 36 nominations between them – and has collaborated with some of the world’s finest musicians in genres as diverse as jazz, classical, bluegrass, folk and contemporary music around the globe. Challenging traditional musical forms and pushing boundaries is what they do best.

Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are regarded as two of Australia’s finest classical guitarists. Joseph Tawadros is a master of the oud, whilst James has made a name for himself as a world-class percussionist specialising on the riq, an Egyptian tambourine.

Band of Brothers performances are marked by artistry of the highest order with repertoire that crosses cultural and stylistic barriers, combining technical virtuosity and improvisation.


In a display of improvised and organised genius…their interesting rhythms and amazing adherence to complex time signatures was awe-inspiring…The brothers were entirely symbiotic!

ABC Brisbane

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Guitarists, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are counted amongst the finest musicians of their generation having developed a reputation for enthralling audiences with the energy of their performances and the breadth of their repertoire – embracing genres such as classical, jazz and contemporary music from around the world. Between them, they have received 4 ARIA awards (Australian Recording Industry Association) and an incredible 24 ARIA Award nominations. As a duo they have recorded 14 albums. They have been touring internationally since 2003, regularly performing throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA, as well as performances in Brazil, South Africa, India and the Middle East. Their diverse repertoire continues to present new opportunities for performances in traditional and unconventional settings, from projects with orchestras to duo performances in iconic venues such as London’s Wigmore Hall, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, the Sydney Opera House and Beacon Theatre in New York.

Their ability to perform in disparate genres has resulted in invitations from arts festivals, jazz festivals, folk festivals and Womad, as well as performing in more intimate spaces such as clubs and salons. Testament to their broad appeal and incredible diversity is reflected in their recent tours and awards: Most recently they received the Best Classical Album Award at the AIR Awards (Australian Independent Record Labels Association) for their their Bach Concertos album. Over the past three years they have had the great honour of opening for Canadian singer/ songwriter k.d. lang on her Ingénue Redux, 25th Anniversary Tour of Australia, the USA and this year, the UK.

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At 35, 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 14 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, World Music, Live At Abbey Road and The Bluebird, the Mystic and the Fool. Joseph has received 12 nominations and achieved four ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Awards – in 2012, 2013 and 2014 for Best World Music Album – and as a contributor to the Ali’s Wedding soundtrack album in 2017.Joseph’s 2018 album, released in April, is The Bluebird, The Mystic and The Fool.

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About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

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