Centennial players: In honor of the San Francisco Symphony’s 100th season, The Examiner is showcasing contributors to the orchestra’s distinguished history.
Margaret Tait, cello
The cellist, who joined the San Francisco Symphony in 1974, began studying the instrument at age 8, and made her recital debut by 14. She studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts and received a degree at the University of Southern California. In Alabama, she played as section principal in the Birmingham Symphony. Her studies continued at USC and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She is a founding member of the renowned Aurora String Quartet.