Biographie

Margaret Ashburner

  • Compositrice

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Originally from Southern Ontario, Margaret Ashburner is now in demand as a harpist in the Victoria community where she has been a regular guest with the University of Victoria Symphony Orchestra and recently with the Aventa ensemble to perform the music of Gilles Tremblay.

Also an active composer, Margaret’s music has been read by the JACK Quartet, Penderecki String Quartet, the Victoria Symphony, Ensemble contemporain de Montréal and most recently by the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Youth Orchestra during the Open Ears Festival. Her work Small Rooms for solo harp is published with the Avondale Press and the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Harp Syllabus.

She holds a BMus in composition from Wilfrid Laurier University where she studied harp with Lori Gemmell, piano with Terry Kroetsch and composition with Linda Catlin Smith and Peter Hatch. Margaret is currently a postgraduate candidate at the University of Victoria where she studies composition with Christopher Butterfield and harp with Annabelle Stanley.

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