Margaret Louise Blades has held leading positions with both the Adelaide and West Australian Symphony Orchestras, and now is frequently invited as a Guest Leader to other orchestras in Australia and Europe. She has appeared as a soloist on numerous occasions, including giving premiere performances of new works by Australian composers Ross Edwards, James Ledger and Richard Mills. Her solo performances also include an appearance alongside superstar Nigel Kennedy in Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Violins, and Lawrence Dutton of the Emerson Quartet in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante.
Margaret 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. She has also toured with the Sydney Symphony and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and has appeared as guest soloist and director of the Gold Coast Chamber Orchestra.
Margaret is also a committed teacher, and is passionate about educating the younger generation in the joys and challenges of learning the violin. www.margaretsviolinacademy.com.au