classically trained pianist Roger Hewett has been
playing since the age of six. He started to play
professionally at sixteen, in a variety of different
contexts, from accompanying dance to playing in local
orchestras and bands. His career has since developed
internationally, from high profile special events to
touring as part of Cirque du Soleil.
As dance pianist, Roger
has accompanied classes on both sides of the pond, from
companies in Canada and the US and theatre schools in the UK.
An experienced composer,
orchestrator and musical director, Roger has worked on
24 film and television projects, including the Paramount hit ‘Double Jeopardy’, for
which he orchestrated the music for the 83-piece
orchestra as well as performing on the soundtrack
himself. He has written for numerous Canadian Arts
awards galas, and for Queen Elizabeth on the occasion of
her two recent Royal visits to Canada.
Roger continues to juggle
his time between film and live shows, and is currently
working on his long-awaited 3rd CD of original, orchestrated
music for ballet.