Personal Summary / Bio
Margaret Little was born and raised in Montreal in a musical family, playing violin, piano, recorder and guitar as a child. She discovered the viola da gamba at the age of eleven and fell in love instantly with the instrument and early music repertoire. After studying science and then visual arts, she came back to music and the viol in her early twenties.
Margaret has been performing since 1975 as a soloist and a chamber musician on the viola da gamba and baroque viola. She has been invited to play with many early music groups at home and abroad (such as Studio de musique ancienne de Montreal, Masques, Arion, Cappricio Stravagante, Fuocco e Cenere, Rebel, Four Nations, Trinity Consort, Aradia, The Publick Musick, Les Boréades, Les Violons du Roy, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, etc.).
Margaret founded the viola da gamba duo and consort "Les Voix humaines" with Susie Napper over twenty years ago and has toured in North America, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Europe. She can be heard regularly on the SRC and CBC networks. She has also performed for Radio-France, the Spanish radio and the BBC, and has recorded for the Damzelle, UMMUS, Naxos, CBC Records labels, and most notably for the ATMA label. Margaret Little teaches the viola da gamba and baroque ensembles at the Université de Montréal as well as the CAMMAC Lake MacDonald Music Centre. She recently released her first solo CD: "Senza Continuo".