Born in Leeds, David Rix studied at the Royal Academy with John Davis. A founding member of the contemporary ensemble Lontano, David was for twelve years Principal Clarinet with the City of London Sinfonia under Richard Hickox. He has toured Europe with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Barry Tuckwell and is one of the leading lights of the Michael Nyman Band. David has performed with all the London orchestras and been involved in two hundred or so commercial recordings. He is a regular guest at the BBC Concert Orchestra. He has been a member of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra since its inception and currently holds the position of Solo Clarinet.