She was the daughter of a Russian pianist, Isidor Margolies and was born in Russiia. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music winning the Sterndale- Bennet Prize in 1899
She lived at 55 Tierney Road and performed locally at "Deerhurst Hall" Coventry Park.
The Streatham News reported
"A very fine young pianist Vera Margolies, also appeared and played Rubinstein's Staccato Study and Liszt's Rhapsodie Hongroise. The very names of these difficult selections will indicate that Miss Vera Margolies who is apparently in her early teens is a past mistress in her chosen instrument"