Margaret is an interpreter of 18th-century repertoire and specialist in historical performance practice

Margaret is co-leader of The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and regularly directs the orchestra in performances and live broadcasts. She also plays a significant role in their education programme for young professionals, an ideal stepping stone for Academy students wishing to enter the profession.

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 Awhile.

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 and an Honorary Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge.