David Pay


David Pay is Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Music on Main, a concert series dedicated to building community through a refreshing concept of concert going: shorter concerts, a bar before and after performances, and casual, stimulating environments.


In just five years, the series has produced 120 classical, new and genre-bending music events with over 300 musicians and nearly 40 world premieres.  The UK’s Gramophone Magazine writes that Music on Main “provides western Canada with one of the finest windows onto the post-classical scene.”


As an independent arts consultant specialising in strategic planning, marketing and producing, David has worked with leading arts organizations, musicians and video artists.  In the fall of 2010, he was appointed faculty at Capilano University’s Arts & Entertainment Management Department and served as Associate Director, Fall & Winter Music Programs at The Banff Centre.  His essays and interviews about music have appeared at CarnegieHall.org and in Vancouver Review.