Margaret Ogilvie grew up in Christchurch, subsequently gaining degrees in English literature and piano performance from the University of Canterbury, where she studied under Maurice Till.
In the 90s, she immersed herself in the busy world of classroom teaching, with enjoyable extras like conducting the acclaimed Wellington East Girls’ College Jazz Singers.
Later, she tucked herself away in that haven of culture, Parsons Books and Music, during which time she also began reviewing albums for Radio New Zealand before the New Zealand Film Archive introduced her to the joys of accompanying silent film.
Margaret traded one cultural haven for another when she came to Radio New Zealand Concert. Here, she still loves combining music with a compelling story in programmes like Chopin, the Quiet Revolutionary.
a film score for piano, 1h 4m