Solo Violinist

 

Margaret Willis

Margaret has more than 40 years experience and whose qualifications include a Bachelor of Music and Post Graduate Diploma (both in Performance) from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.

MW violinistSince returning to her hometown of Cairns in 1993, Margaret has been dedicated to her performing and teaching career.  Her performances are renowned for their quality and professionalism and the exquisite sound of her beautiful German violin made in 1783.

She performs on a regular basis at many of the 5 star resorts and venues throughout North Queensland as both solo violinist and as first violinist with Cairns String Quartet.

Musically, Margaret has a very wide selection of pieces in her repertoire from Classical to Popular. However if there is a specific piece requested for an event, every effort will be made to include this to add that very personal touch to the occasion.   She is only too pleased to meet with a client before the event to personally demonstrate some of the repertoire so the client can choose their own specific music for their special occasion.

As well as an accomplished violinist, Margaret performs regularly as pianist / organist for local weddings and concerts, as well as being the official accompanist for the Cairns Junior Choral Society and St Mary’s Catholic College Choir Cairns.

She is also sought after for her musical arrangements and has produced over 200 arrangements for not only string quartet, but choral music, string orchestral arrangements and music for brass band and marching band.

For 8 years she (alongside her husband Trevor) was co-founder and Musical Director of Cairns Showband which, under her baton, participated in tours to Guam, China and most memorably was part of the 2000 piece band which performed at the opening ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

 

For more information please contact:

Margaret Willis ~ Solo Violinist

PO Box 2855 Mareeba QLD 4880
Australia
P | 61 7 4093 3425
E | mj.willis1@bigpond.com
W | www.cairnsstringquartet.com.au/index.php/solo-violinist/

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‘The elegance of the Solo Violin creates a wonderful atmosphere that can enhance the most romantic of occasions and creates emotions that only music can evoke.’

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