Brief Biography

Ronald Royer is a multi-talented musician who has an active career as a conductor, composer, cellist, teacher and recording producer. His concert music has been performed by 70 orchestras in Canada, the USA and internationally.

Mr. Royer has also worked in film and theatre, and this includes (with co-composer Kevin Lau) the score for Gooby, starring Robbie Coltrane and Eugene Levy. He has served as the composer-in-residence for Sinfonia Toronto, Mississauga Symphony, Brantford Symphony, Toronto Sinfonietta and the Scarborough Philharmonic.

Mr. Royer’s music is featured on 15 commercial recordings, with 6 on the Cambria Master Recordings label (distributed by Naxos). Performers on recordings include the Los Angeles Studio Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, iPalpiti Orchestra, Sinfonia Toronto, 13 Strings of Ottawa, Odin Quartet, HornPipes Duo, Chamber Music Society of Mississauga, Triofus, conductors Jorge Mester, Matthew Jaskiewicz, Tomas Koutnik, Eduard Schmieder and Simon Streatfeild, flutists Louise DiTullio and Nora Shulman, oboist Sarah Jeffrey, clarinets Kaye Royer and Jerome Summers, violinists Conrad Chow and Aaron Schwebel, cellists Coenraad Bloemendal and Simon Fryer, trumpeters Brunette Dillon, Barton Woomert and Steven Woomert, hornist Gabriel Radford, and pianists Aaron Dou, Rachel Kerr, and Lydia Wong.  

Mr. Royer is presently serving as the music director and conductor of the Scarborough Philharmonic.

He lives in Toronto , Canada and is married to clarinetist, Kaye Royer