Christian Dawid is an internationally noted reed player. Trained classically, he has explored styles from Jazz to Alpine Brass, specializing in Yiddish and East European folk music. He runs Trio Yas and the Ukrainian hipster brass band Konsonans Retro, and performed with such artists as Boban Markovic, Frank London, Socalled, Arkady Gendler, Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird, Brave Old World, OPA!, Shura Lipovsky, Theodore Bikel, Alan Bern, Yuriy Gurzhy, Lorin Sklamberg, Forshpil, Paul Brody's Sadawi and The Other Europeans, on stages between North America, Europe and Japan.
A dedicated and sought-after teacher of Yiddish music, Christian Dawid has conducted and conceptualised numerous workshops at international festivals and workshop academies, in Weimar, London, Paris, Montreal, Fürth, New York, Safed, Cracow, St Petersburg, Buenos Aires and many other places. He regularly works as an advisor to international Jewish culture festivals. He also works as an arranger and composer. He lives in Berlin.
In the current 2023/24 season, you can see his musical talent for yourself in his collaboration with Paul Brody and Marina Frenk in Eine Niere hat nichts mit Politik zu tun.
»World class clarinetist with a magically lyrical phrasing« Jüdische Allgemeine
»An incredibly expressive clarinetist« klezmershack.com