Jasper Dommett 1997
Jasper Dommett is a multi-award-winning British composer studying at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. His music has been performed by soloists and ensembles such as BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Sinfonietta, Berkeley Ensemble, Young Artists Sinfonia, Fenella Humphreys, and George Fu & Thomas Ang, with performances at St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Davids Hall, Dora Stoutzker Hall & BBC Hoddinott Hall.
Recent works include Night Music for BBC NOW and Rothko Room, designed to be performed at the Tate Modern. After the success of Night Music, Jasper received the Welsh Music Guild Paul Mealor Award for Student Composers, which included a commission for a song-cycle for the Welsh baritone Jeremy Huw Williams.
As part of Tŷ Cerdd’s CoDI Mentor scheme, Jasper has been writing for Psappha’s Jennifer Langridge (cello) and Benjamin Powell (piano). Looking toward 2021, Jasper is collaborating with opera director and librettist Fleur Snow on his first Opera, Coram Boy, based on the play of the same name by Helen Edmundson.