"The Theseus Ensemble, conducted by the impressive Geoffrey Paterson, played with manifest stylish fluency."
The Sunday Times
"With conductor Geoffrey Paterson keeping this charming score buzzing along, two hours pass joyously."
The Firework-Maker's Daughter
The Opera Group/Opera North
"While Geoffrey Paterson's conducting made sure Giovanni was despatched with fire, it was the sensitivity and flair of Paterson's own continuo playing that stood out."
"The Death in Venice excerpt was in one word - stunning. Geoffrey Paterson conducted this extract with real style."
Jette Parker Summer Performance
The Royal Opera, Covent Garden
"Particularly commendable for general professionalism and panache was Geoffrey Paterson. He is definitely someone to watch."
Britten-Pears Contemporary Ensemble
"A first-rate musician. His handling of the score was remarkable."
"He allowed the music to speak for itself, the Orchestra of Opera North responding with unqualified enthusiasm."
Ninth Leeds Conductors Competition
News and forthcoming engagements:
February-May 2013: conducts world premiere tour of new opera The Firework Maker's Daughter by David Bruce for The Opera Group, ROH2 and Opera North
June-July 2013: conducts Offenbach's La Vie Parisienne for Opera Della Luna at Iford Opera Festival
October 2013: conducts Stockhausen's Gruppen with Martyn Brabbins and the London Sinfonietta at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the Southbank Centre's The Rest is Noise festival
November 2013: conducts New Bristol Sinfonia in programme of Wagner and Elgar
Spring 2014: returns to the Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen to conduct performances of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess
Summer 2014: conducts HK Gruber's Gloria von Jaxtberg for The Opera Group
Past engagments and news
April-May 2013: works at the Bayreuther Festspiele as repetiteur and musical assistant for new production of Der Ring des Nibelungen, conducted by Kirill Petrenko
February 2013: Geoffrey's debut opera CD recording released by Opera Rara: Massenet's Le Portrait de Manon
December 2012-February 2013: assists Lionel Friend on Penderecki's The Devils of Loudun at the Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen
November 2012: conducts Oxford University Orchestra in programme of Wagner and Prokofiev
October 2012: conducts members of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in concert of works by Kurt Atterberg and Konstantin Boyarsky
September 2012: conducts Hamburger Symphoniker in three concerts, works by De Falla, Wagner, Stravinsky, Gubaidulina and Berio
August 2012: repetiteur for Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung at ROH, conducted by Antonio Pappano
July 2012: conducts world premiere of new opera Hot House by Julian Grant on ROH main stage; rehearsal conductor for Delius' Sea Drift with BBC Symphony Orchestra for First Night of the Proms
June 2012: conducts Kew Sinfonia in programme of Cherubini, Hummel and Schubert; assists Barry Wordsworth on Royal Ballet triple bill, including Les Noces
May 2012: music staff for Salome at ROH, conducted by Andris Nelsons; conducts programme of Berio, Bach and de Falla with Hamburger Symphoniker
April 2012: conducts Theseus Ensemble in programme of Goehr and Carter in Linbury Studio Theatre; chief repetiteur for Falstaff at ROH, conducted by Daniele Gatti
January-February 2012: assists Antonio Pappano on Le Nozze di Figaro at ROH
November-December 2011: chief repetiteur for Die Meistersinger at ROH, conducted by Antonio Pappano
November 2011: conducts Oxford University Orchestra in programme of Stravinsky and Mahler
October 2011: conducts JPYAP singers and Southbank Sinfonia in staged performances of Massenet's Le Portrait de Manon in Linbury Studio Theatre at ROH
September 2011: conducts Oxford Sinfonia in programme of Grieg, Sibelius and Nielsen; assists Jan Latham-Koenig on La Traviata at ROH; rehearsal conductor for Boulez ...explosante-fixe... with London Sinfonietta
August 2011: makes Glyndebourne debut as Musical Director for world première of Followers by Julian Philips
July 2011: makes Iford Opera Festival debut as conductor for Don Giovanni; makes main house debut at ROH, conducting the Orchestra of the Royal Opera and singers from the JPYAP in scenes from Death in Venice
June 2011: conducts off-stage music for Tosca at ROH
May 2011: assists Antonio Pappano on Macbeth at ROH
April 2011: rehearsal conductor for Boulez Pli selon Pli with MusikFabrik in Cologne
March 2011: makes German debut conducting Hamburger Symphoniker in two performances of George Benjamin's Into the Little Hill
February 2011: conducts Theseus Ensemble in programme of Benjamin and Boulez in the Linbury Studio Theatre at ROH
January 2011: conducts Manchester Camerata New Year's concert at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, with two further performances; assists Rory Macdonald on Il Barbiere di Siviglia at ROH
December 2010: conducts off-stage music for Tannhäuser at ROH
November 2010: conducts Theseus Ensemble in programme of Elias and Birtwistle; joins music staff of The Opera Group for George Benjamin's Into the Little Hill
October 2010: assists Antonio Pappano on Les Pêcheurs de Perles at ROH; conducts Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra in programme of Sibelius, Tchaikovsky and Nielsen; conducts off-stage music for Rigoletto at ROH
September 2010: joins The Royal Opera as Conductor on the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme
July 2010: conducts off-stage music for Simon Boccanegra at ROH
April-June 2010: conducts Theseus Ensemble in programme of Ligeti and Boulez; joins Glyndebourne Festival music staff for Billy Budd, Così fan tutte, Macbeth and The Rake's Progress
February-March 2010: conducts performances of La Bohème for Opera North