Nationality: United Kingdom
Residence: The Netherlands
Main Style: Baroque/Early Music
Presenting: Recital + Research
Bass Com- poser/Arr.
Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Musica Amphion, Tulipa Consort
The Royal Conservatory The Hague, and the Amsterdam Conservatory
Margaret Urquhart performs in the Early Music field with ensembles such as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Dunedin Consort and the Ricercar Consort. She is currently following the docARTES PhD course at the Orpheus Institute, researching the use of the 8' and 16' violone in Bach's time. She gives lectures and presentations relating to the violone, for example at the Utrecht Early Music Festival, and the ISB2017.
I played classical bass in England, then moved to Holland to study gamba, 8' violone and Viennese Bass. I'm the first bassist of the Orchestra of Eighteenth Century and have recorded and given concerts with many leading groups, with music from the Renaissance to contemporary. I have given masterclasses in Europe, Japan and China and organise and host the Viennese Bass Days in Amsterdam.