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Margaret Wakeford & Simon Coverdale Edinburgh Piano Duo

The genesis of a four-handed partnership between Margaret Wakeford and Simon Coverdale arose after their paths crossed while on the staff at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.  As a husband and wife duo the logistic advantages play a significant rôle in their ensemble work, interpretation and programme planning: from concert platform to conference and special occasion, and through lecture-recitals and masterclasses their experience and coaching within their busy teaching schedules encourage many student partnerships to success and to develop the otherwise solitary pianist to the possibilities of chamber music. 

Repertoire ranges from the first four-handed compositions ever written to contemporary works especially composed for the performers, and their programmes have led to the renaissance of superb, but rarely-heard works, in both original and transcription, for the medium.

For many years Margaret and Simon have been frequent performers at music clubs and societies around Scotland and in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and in 2010 were invited to Washington State USA where they gave recitals and workshops.