Biography

Originally from Devon, Jasper is a dedicated composer studying at the Royal Welsh College Music and Drama. Jasper has received prominent awards from the Welsh Music Guild and the English Schools' Orchestra and has had performances in St Martin-in-the-fields, St.Davids Hall, Dora Stoutsker Hall, Cecil Sharp House. When writing Jasper looks at the sound world he wishes to create through an abstract perspective. A lot of his inspiration comes from nature, words and paintings.

In 2018, Jasper experienced his international debut. His piece “What is Beauty?”, based on a poem by Alexandria Harper, was commissioned and performed by welsh baritone Jeremy Huw Williams in New Orleans. More recently Jasper has worked with ensembles such as the BBC National Orchestra of Wales for their Composition Wales 2019 series and the Berkeley Ensemble. He also has received a commission for a Tenor Horn Concerto, which will be recorded on CD with Ross Dunne and the Tredegar Band later this year. Other projects include a piece for Harp and Electronics for the new concert series “Sound Bar” held at RWCMD and also a new opera “Coram Boy”, adapted from the play of the same name by Helen Edmundson.

 

Photographer : Derri Lewis

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