David Fay

David Fay

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 Roger Scott, former principal bass of The Philadelphia Orchestra, Mr. Fay joined the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada for two seasons. In addition to The Philadelphia Orchestra, he has also recently been performing as guest principal bass of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra.

Mr. Fay was the recipient of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s C. Hartman Kuhn Award in 2014, given annually to “the member of The Philadelphia Orchestra who has shown ability and enterprise of such character as to enhance the standards and the reputation of The Philadelphia Orchestra.”

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