Pamela Inkman – Viola

Pamela Fay (Inkman), viola, a native of Vancouver, Canada, is a graduate of the University of Toronto where she studied with Lorand Fenyves. She participated in the Banff Summer Music Festival where she studied with William Primrose and was coached by members of the Hungarian String Quartet and participated in the National Youth Orchestra for several summers. In addition to being a regular substitute with the The Philadelphia Orchestra since 1987, she is violist of the Wister Quartet, 1807 & Friends chamber ensemble and the Amerita Chamber Players. She has performed in chamber music concerts with Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Alicia de Larrocha, Garrick Ohlsson, Andrew Davis, Janos Starker, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Christoph Eschenbach and Yo-Yo Ma.

The Wister Quartet has recorded several CD’s with DTR records. She has been a member of the Vancouver and Toronto Symphonies and was assistant principal viola of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, where she met her husband, David Fay, bass player in the Philadelphia Orchestra. They have two children, Hillary, who is now graduated from McGill University and will play viola with the CAF string quartet in Ottawa. Alex is studying International Relations and is a fine cellist. She is artistic director of the South Jersey Summer Strings Festival.