Margaret Urquhart studied double bass and violone with Anthony Woodrow and viola da gamba with Anneke Pols at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. After completing her studies she became a member of many baroque ensembles including La Petite Bande (Sigiswald Kuijken), Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra (Ton Koopman), Leonhardt Consort (Gustav Leonhardt) and Collegium Vocale Gent (Philippe Herreweghe).
In 1986 she became a member of Frans Brüggen’s Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and has worked with them ever since. She is also an active chamber music performer. She has taught baroque double bass/violone at The Hague Conservatory since 1989 and at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam since 1999. In addition she also teaches at the University of Salamanca and coaches at European Union Baroque Orchestra training courses.
She performs and teaches on the 16 foot double bass/violone, the Viennese double bass and also the eight foot violone in various tunings.