Margaret Faultless will become the new head of historical performance at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) in London in September 2012. The violinist and director will succeed Laurence Cummings in the role.

Faultless has been a co-leader of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment since 1989. For over 12 years she led the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra under Ton Koopman, with whom she recorded all the Bach Cantatas. She is director of studies of the European Union Baroque Orchestra and regularly directs orchestras at the RAM.