Margaret Faultless (violin)
Margaret Faultless performs music from Monteverdi to the present day, but is best known as an interpreter of eighteenth-century repertoire. She is co-leader of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, whom she regularly directs, and she plays a significant role in their education programme for young professionals. Margaret led the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra under Ton Koopman, participating in their ten-year project to perform and record JS Bach’s Cantatas. She is a regular director of the European Union Baroque Orchestra (for whom she is Director of Studies) and Philharmonie Merck, and also Artistic director of the ensemble Music for Awhile. A passionate chamber musician, she was a member of the London Haydn Quartet for ten years. Margaret is in demand as a lecturer on performance practice; particularly leadership in eighteenth-century repertoire and the relationship between notation and performer. A graduate of Clare College, Cambridge, she is an Artistic Director of the University Collegium Musicum, Director of Performance Studies at the Faculty of Music, a Bye-Fellow of Girton College, and Musician in Residence at St John's College. She is an Honorary Fellow of Birmingham Conservatoire and Head of Historical Performance at The Royal Academy of Music.