Biographies - Roger Paterson



Roger started his training at the Junior Academy of Music of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS). He went on to study at and graduated from the University of Glasgow with an honours degree in Musicology in 2007. He has since studied with Pat McMahon and Paul Farrington.

He started to study singing 2010 while he was employed as music director for 'The Come Back to God' missionary society.  He worked as a private music also from 2009-2015.  He taught school children, college and university students, and adults of differing professions.

From 2013, Roger started to give recitals as a classical singer and last year, 2016, he performed his debut recital in London.  This year, 2017, he will continue to perform along with a few Opera Galas in association with Scottish Opera.

Since 2015, Roger has been a full-time opera singer and has sung with Iford Arts Opera (Un Ballo in Maschera, Verdi), Arcola Theatre (Gariné, Dikran Tchouhadjian), Time Zone Theatre (Mozart and Salieri, Rimsky-Korsakov), Opera Holland Park (Die Fledermaus, Strauss; and La Cenerentola, Rossini) and this year, 2017, he will perform the lead tenor role, Alfredo, in Kentish Opera's production of Verdi's, 'La Traviata'.