David Fay has been a member of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 1984. He was born in England and emigrated to Ottawa, Canada in 1968. After graduating from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he was a student of former Principal Bass of The Philadelphia Orchestra, Roger Scott, Mr. Fay joined the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada. In addition to playing in the Orchestra, Mr. Fay is an active chamber music player. With his wife, Pamela, violist with the Wister Quartet, they perform throughout the region, including a series of educational concerts called “Sounds of the Strings”. Mr. Fay was the recipient of the C. Hartman Kuhn award in 2014.