Margaret is Principal Contrabassoon and Bassoon with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Margaret joined the CBSO immediately after finishing her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music. She is also a member of the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and has played with many of the leading orchestras in the UK.
She has also played in the inaugural Chineke! concert in September 2015
As a soloist, Margaret performed two works for solo contrabassoon, written for her by Colin Matthews and broadcast on Radio 3 in 2004.
She was soloist in the world premiere of 'Falling Down' by John Woolrich, with the CBSO conducted by Andris Nelsons in July 2009 as part of the International Double Reed Convention. Her most recent performance was at the BBC Proms in July 2015.
Margaret has also given lecture/ recitals on the contrabassoon for the British Double Reed Society and as part of the CBSO 'Centre Stage' series
Margaret is actively involved with coaching woodwind sections in Youth, University and Amateur orchestras across the UK, and is very involved in coaching wind chamber music to all wind players.
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Margaret is a tutor of the Bassoon as well as the Contra. She is also a mentor, giving helpful and constructive advice to those seeking a career in the Music profession.
She has taken part in organising the CBSO 'Bassoon Day'
An enthusiast for music education, she has given presentations of the Bassoon and Contra to children of all ages.