Headshot for CSO musician Ixi Chen

Ixi Chen

Instrument: Clarinet

Education: University of California, Los Angeles, Manhattan School of Music, University of Southern California, Musikhochschule Karlsruhe Germany

Hometown: Sunnyvale, California

Current neighborhood: Madeira, Ohio

Joined the CSO in 2001

Family: Married to CSO Cellist Ted Nelson, son Max, stepsons Wes and Milo—all instrumentalists or singers

Professional experiences: Professor at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; founder of concert:nova; clarinetist of Classical Tahoe Festival Orchestra; founder Digital Clarinet Academy