Christian Dawid (D; clarinet)

Christian Dawid is an internationally noted clarinetist, multiinstrumentalist and music creator. Fluent in a dozen different styles, he is most widely known for his work in Yiddish music and related genres. He counts as one of today’s leading klezmer clarinetists and has toured and/or recorded with artists such as Brave Old World, Budowitz, Arkady Gendler, The Other Europeans, Daniel Kahn, Ben Caplan, Frank London, Michael Winograd, Yuriy Gurzhy and many more. His own projects include Konsonans Retro and Trio Yas. A dedicated teacher, Christian is deeply involved with Yiddish Summer Weimar, works as KlezKanada’s Music Coordinator, and has taught at numerous festival academies all over the Yiddish world. When at home in Berlin, he likes to record, arrange, and write music for theatre and his own projects.

Photo: Shendl Copitman

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