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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 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. In 2014, he became a founding member of Scozzesi, performing across Scotland and he will continue to perform 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 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'.