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Margaret is forging a career as a chamber musician and teacher after having spent many years as a Leader and violinist of various orchestras, including the WASO, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the ACO, Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, and others. She has been invited as guest Associate Leader recently to Queensland Symphony, and is often invited to other orchestras as a guest Principal player.

As a soloist, she has appeared with the Adelaide Symphony, Tasmanian Symphony, Adelaide Chamber Orchestra and the WASO, where her solo performances have included an appearance with superstar Nigel Kennedy in Vivaldi’s Double Violin Concerto, and the premiere of works by Richard Mills, Ross Edwards and James Ledger. She has also performed as soloist in New Zealand and the USA, where she performed the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante with Emerson String Quartet violist, Lawrence Dutton. She has performed on stage with some of Australia’s finest artists, Including Michael Goldschlager, Geoffrey Tozer, Geoffrey Lancaster, Beryl Sedivka and others, both as a recitalist and chamber musician, for Musica Viva, Adelaide International Festival of Arts, Blackwood River Chamber Music Festival, Barossa Music Festival, and in numerous broadcasts for ABC Classic FM.

Margaret plays with pianist Irina Vasilieva in Duo Etoile, and they have performed concerts throughout Victoria and WA, including a fundraiser for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Kununurra. Margaret has performed and toured internationally also with the ACO, Sydney Symphony and the Asia Pacific United Orchestra where she performed in some of the world’s finest concert halls, including Musikverein Vienna, Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall and the Concertgebouw.

In 2012 Margaret undertook some study at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Professors Zakhar Bron, and Pierre Amoyal. Margaret has taught violin at the Universities of Tasmania, Adelaide and Western Australia, the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, and currently runs a busy private teaching studio. In 2000 Margaret was awarded the Centenary Medal for Services to Australian Society through Music.

She plays on a 1963 Ansaldo Poggi violin.