Get to know conductor, baritone player and Yamaha Artist Margaret Antrobus
How would you characterise your instrument?
The Neo baritone has an ergonomic shape that helps the player focus on the playing rather than the physical aspect of holding the instrument. The valves have a smooth and easy action and the sound has a lovely warmth and depth.
Who was your most influential teacher and is there any advice which you still follow?
My teachers have all been amazing influences in the various stages of my life, Helga Vetaas, Kim Lofthouse, David King and Morgan Griffiths. I learnt so much from these amazing teachers but the one issue they all pressed was the importance of air flow through the instrument.
Advice for a young musician?
The most important thing about music is to enjoy it. To be able to do this, it is key to always practice the basics.