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Photo: Kari Lynn Hewett
Native of Norwich, on the East coast of the UK, Roger began studying piano at the age of six. By age 16 he was playing and directing professionally, and has never looked back since.


Roger rapidly expanded his reputation internationally, working on a wide variety of projects - many award-winning - across Canada and the US. Though specializing in writing and arranging for orchestra, his interests and experience have ranged broadly from composing and playing for dance and theatre companies, projects with show-bands and symphony orchestras, to composing and orchestrating for screen, stage and circus. Roger's film/television credits include composition, orchestration and conducting projects for Cirque du Soleil, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Disney, Alliance Atlantis, Lions Gate Films, CBS, NBC, CBC and the BBC.

As part of Cirque du Soleil, he has also participated in television and radio broadcasts, along with print/online publications, around the world.

Roger currently resides in southwestern Ontario, Canada.


Roger recently completed an 11-year international tour as MD/Keyboard 1 with Cirque du Soleil's 'Corteo', for which he also composed some of the show's original music.

Between weeks of performances, he enjoyed heading into local studios to record original material using musicians from the region.

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UFO Sound Studios, Berlin, Germany, December 2012
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Photo: Kari Lynn Hewett




NEWS:


As for 2017, Roger is returning to Cirque du Soleil with a revamped version of Corteo, destined for arenas worldwide.

Watch this space...