About Us

MuzikFermata is founded in 2018 and is based in Birmingham

We organise and run music events including workshops and concerts.


The Managing Director of MuzikFermata is

Margarita Mikhailova

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About Margarita Mikhailova

Margarita currently holds the positions of Symphony Orchestra conductor at Cardiff University, and Visiting Lecturer and Conductor at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where she completed her own studies.

She has worked with the Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House; the London Mozart Players; the BBC Concert Orchestra; the English Symphony Orchestra; Cardiff Sinfonietta, UK; the Danube Orchestra, Budapest; the Philhamonisches Kammerorchester, Berlin; the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, Latvia; the Estonian National Youth Orchestra and the St Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic.

Born in Russia, Margarita began her studies as a pianist and choral conductor in St Petersburg Academy of Art. From 2002, she continued to study in Norway and work across Scandinavia where she achieved critical acclaim performing Russian Orthodox Church music and contemporary Scandinavian repertoire.

Her particular interest in contemporary music led her to conduct several premiers of new works, both in Norway and the UK.

Margarita’s repertoire spans from the Classical period to the big Romantic and 20th century compositions of Prokofiev, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Elgar, Korngold, Sibelius, Vaughan Williams, Grieg, Stravinsky, Ravel and Berg. She has a special expertise in Slavic and Russian Romantic music. Alongside conducting, in 2018, she established MuzikFermata, a company which runs professional conducting workshops and concerts in Oxford.

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