Matthew Lombard is a South African concert saxophonist currently living and working in Jersey, Channel Islands. Matthew completed his doctorate at the University of California in Los Angeles under Douglas Masek in 2019 and has gained international exposure as a performer and teacher. He maintains an active presence as one of South Africa’s leading concert saxophonists through his influence as founding director of the South African Saxophone Society, and more recently as an influential teacher and performer in Jersey.
He has performed as chamber musician and soloist in South Africa, North America, China, England, Scotland, Croatia, and Germany. Matthew actively commissions new music form South African composers thought the South African Music Rights Organization, and has premiered many of these internationally for conferences and concert series’. In the US, where Matthew has most recently been based, he has performed in New Mexico, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles. Matthew has also been invited to present masterclasses around the Los Angeles area. Matthew is proud to be an ambassador of the Henri Selmer Paris company and Key Leaves.
Matthew, his wife (Nicole), and three children (Hannah, Jemima, and Ethan) currently reside in Jersey, Channel Islands, where Matthew is a full time Woodwind Teacher at the Jersey Music Service, while maintaining a freelance performing career.