Roger Paterson’s music training began at the Junior Academy of Music at the Royal
Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) and continued at the University of Glasgow where
he gained an honours degree in Musicology in 2007. He has since studied with Joan
Gordon, Pat McMahon and Paul Farrington.
He has given solo recitals in a variety of venues around the United Kingdom: for
Reger Festival, Swiss Church/London, at Ayr Town Hall and Pollok House/Glasgow
and he gave a Russian Song recital for the Sphere Concert Series, Renfield St
In 2014, he became a founding member of Scozzesi, and has performed at the Byre
Theatre/St Andrews; Music Inverness; Music in Thurso; Biggar Music Club;
Strathearn Music Society; Ayr Music Club; Music in Dollar; Osprey Music Society;
Forest Hills/Aberfoyle; Newton Stewart and District Music Club; Ross
Priory/Gartocharn; Winter Palace/Glasgow Green with repeat performances planned
in 2019 for Music Inverness, Music in Thurso and for Classic Music Live! Falkirk,
Music Nairn and Melrose Music Society.
On the operatic stage, Roger has performed as:
Giuseppe, (and cover of Gaston), La Traviata, (Longborough Festival Opera)
Rodolfo, La Bohème, (OLIVIER nominated, King’s Head Theatre transfer to The
Cavaradossi, Tosca, (OFFIE winner, King’s Head Theatre/London)
Mozart, Mozart and Salieri, (OFFIE nominated, Time Zone Theatre/London)
Turridu, Cavalleria Rusticana, (Kentish Opera)
Nadir, Les Pêcheurs de Perles, (Edinburgh Grand Opera)
The Scholar, The Wandering Scholar, (Northern Opera Group)
In 2019 his plans include performing the role of Don José in the King’s Head brand
new production of Carmen, returning to the role of Count Almaviva in Opera
Brava’s production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and performing as Alfredo in their
brand new production of La Traviata.
His plans also include opera galas in Glasgow and Edinburgh.