Clarinettist and musical director in the production of Jac Weinstein's A comedy of us Jews in Cape Town, 2017
An artist associated with a Performing the Jewish Archive event.
Matthew Reid studied clarinet performance at the University of Cape Town, the Royal College of Music in London, and the National Centre for Orchestral Studies at Goldsmiths College in Greenwich. He won the SASOL Music Prize and the Oude Meester Wind Prize in 1986 and played in the CAPAB orchestra for two years. He was the musical director for Cape Town’s annual Yiddish Song Festival for eleven years, and founded Playing with Fire in the year 2000. His involvement with Jewish Klezmer music led to his involvement in Aviva Pelham’s Santa’s Story, which has given performances in South Africa (2012–2017), Germany (2014), Finland and England (2013) and New York (2015).