Roger was born in London and grew up on Merseyside
He studied with James Scott and Michael Ogonovsky and after graduating in music from the University of York, undertook postgraduate studies with Anthony Helstead at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Equally interested in contemporary music and historical performance, he plays with many of the leading groups in each field and conducted and played with Jane's Minstrels, founded by Jane Manning and Anthony Payne. He has been principal horn of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment since 1994 and a member of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House since 2000. Notable recordings include the complete Mozart Horn Concerti on Signum with the OAE directed by Margaret Faultless, (a disc which was recommended as best period instrument performance by BBC Radio 3's Building a Library), Schumann's Konzertstueck with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the ORR and an improvised Baroque horn solo on the album Ultra by East German heavy metal band the Inchtabokatables.
Although busy with playing and teaching, Roger tries to find time to run and read. His arrangements of late Romantic music have been performed and recorded by the OAE and his completion of Mozart's fragmentary Horn Concerto in E K494a by the Classical Opera Company.
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