Paul Rogers hails from London, Ontario. He joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra seven years ago, after having played in the National Arts Centre Orchestra for four years. In Ottawa he was also the Principal Bass of the Thirteen Strings. He attended the University of Toronto where he studied with Thomas Monohan.
After graduation, Paul played in the Orchestral Training Program of the Royal Conservatory of Music. Paul spent time at the Banff Centre of the Arts with Stuart Knussen and three summers with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.
Paul has been the double bass coach of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra since 1994. He teaches privately as does his wife who is a violinist in the National Ballet Orchestra. They have two daughters and a son and are avid racing sailors/cruisers.
Paul is busy making and repairing instruments, working as a handyman, and making his own wine. He also enjoys hockey, cooking, playing with his girls, and gardening.