Roger Paterson started his music training at the Junior Academy of Music at 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 in 2009 while he was employed as music director for ‘The Come Back to God’ missionary society. He worked as a private music teacher also from 2009-2015. He taught children from 4 years old to teenagers, college students, university students, and adults of different ages and professions.
From 2013, Roger started to give recitals as a classical singer and last year, 2016; he performed his debut recital in London. In 2014, he became a founding member of Scozzesi, performing across Scotland and he will continue to work with Scozzesi this year, 2017. He will also continue to perform recitals, and he will perform his first opera galas this year, some in association with Scottish Opera.
Since 2015, Roger has been a full-time opera singer and has performed the roles: Mozart in Mozart and Salieri, Alfredo in La Traviata, Cavaradossi in Tosca, and Rodolfo in La Boheme.
So far, in 2018, Roger will play the role of Guiseppe and cover the role of Gaston in Longborough Festival Opera’s production of La Traviata. He will play the roles of Nadir in Edinburgh Grand Opera’s production of Les pêcheurs de perles, and Turiddu in Kentish Opera’s production of Cavalleria rusticana. His plans also include more opera galas, concerts with Scozzesi, Opera Alba and Coro Alba.