Bachelor Music (Performance) University of Adelaide, Graduate Diploma of Music (Performance)University of Tasmania
Violin teacher, over 30 years experience teaching from beginner to advanced (tertiary level). Her teachers have included Beryl Kimber and Prof Jan Sedivka.
Margaret Blades is forging a career as a teacher and chamber musician 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 .
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 is also founder of the Swan Virtuosi,a dynamic and versatile chamber ensemble, with core members Sally Boud (viola) and Louise McKay (Cello). They recently performed at the prestigious Elder Hall lunch hour concert series at the University of Adelaide.
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 worlds 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 ,WA, and is currently Lecturer in violin at WAAPA.
In 2000 Margaret was awarded the Centenary Medal for Services to Australian Society through Music.
These details were last updated on December 10, 2015