Colum Donovan-Paterson


Colum is a third year student at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, studying on the BMus Vocal Studies course with Julian Tovey. He enjoys an active solo and ensemble career alongside his studies and is a member of RCS Voices, a specialist choral ensemble dedicated to performing a broad range of repertoire. Colum has sung with Caledonian Voices and regularly performs with the Cumnock Festival Chorus, working under directors such as Eamonn Dougan (The Sixteen) and Sir James MacMillan. He is a current member of Genesis Sixteen. Opera credits include singing in the chorus for Karen MacIver’s The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Scottish Opera Connect), Donizetti’s L’Elisir D’Amore (New Generation Festival, Florence) and Jonathan Dove’s The Day After (RCS/ENO joint production). He also played the principal role of The Boy in Kurt Weill’s Der Jasager. Recent highlights include performing in the world premiere of James MacMillan’s All the Hills and Vales Along and in the Netflix Originals feature Outlaw King. He was recently highly commended at the Leonie Kayser Prize for Singing 2018.

Colum is one of four young singers joining Dunedin Consort as part of the Bridging the Gap initiative during the 2018-19 season.