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 commenced his singing studies in 2009 while he was employed as the music director for ‘The Come Back to God’ missionary society and a private music teacher from 2009-2015. He taught children from four 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 in 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 in 2018. 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 Mozart/Mozart and Salieri, Alfredo/La traviata, Cavaradossi/Tosca, and Rodolfo/La bohème. Plans for 2018 include more opera galas, concerts with Scozzesi, Opera Alba and Coro Alba.