Margaret is an interpreter of 18th-century repertoire and specialist in historical performance practice
As co-leader of The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, she regularly directs the orchestra in performances and live broadcasts and also plays a significant role in their education programme for young professionals.
For 12 years, Margaret led the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra under Ton Koopman, playing a key role in their 10-year project to perform and record JS Bach’s Cantatas. She was Director of Studies for the European Union Baroque Orchestra, has led some of the world’s greatest modern orchestras in Baroque repertoire and is Artistic Director of the ensemble Music for A While.
A passionate chamber musician, she was a member of the London Haydn Quartet for 10 years. Margaret also lectures on performance practice and her special interests are leadership before the age of silent conducting and the relationship between notation and performer in Bach’s large-scale music.
Margaret is also Director of Performance at Cambridge University Faculty of Music.
Violin, Baroque Specialist