about

I’m a working musician, and writer living in Vancouver. I play viola, violin, and viola da gamba, I write poetry, and I’m a roving arts administrator with experience in communications, marketing, and box office.

I have a B.A. in English literature and an M.A. in Ancient Culture, Religion, and Ethnicity, both from the University of British Columbia. My master’s thesis focused on Monteverdi’s reception of the Orpheus myth, combining my interest in classics with my love for early music. My writing has been published in by Room Magazine, Leaf Press, inkscrawl, and Vallum Magazine, and current projects include more poems, a novel-in-progress, and a stage play.

I play violin with indie band Sorry Buttons, viola with the absurdist chamber opera company OperaFeHk , and I freelance regularly with other ensembles. I teach violin at the West Vancouver Community Centre.

In my spare time, I can usually be found drinking tea, reading lengthy novels, and practicing sun salutations.

Contact me:
email: neve@nevemackay.ca
phone: 778.628.5433