Norrington, Sir Roger
Sir Roger Norrington, © Photo: Manfred Esser
Roger Norrington came from a musical family in Oxford, England and played the violin and sang from a young age. He studied History at Westminster School, and English Literature at Cambridge University, where he was a choral scholar. Several years’ wide experience of top class amateur music making, while working as a publisher of scholarly books, ended with a return to musical studies at the Royal College of Music in London and the start of his professional career as a singer and conductor.