Jasper Dommett (b. 1997) is an award-winning British composer studying at the Royal Academy of Music.
Jasper's music has been performed by soloists and ensembles such as BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Sinfonietta, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, 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 wrote two pieces for Psappha’s Jennifer Langridge (cello) and Benjamin Powell (piano). 2021 also saw Jasper's operatic debut with the premiere of their first Opera, Coram Boy. Based on Helen Edmundson’s theatrical adaptation of Jamila Gavin’s highly acclaimed novel.
Recipient of the "Paul Mealor Award for Student Composers: 2020"
Winner of The Lord Lingfield Medal for Music 2018
Jasper also enjoys a successful career as a baritone horn player, performing regularly with the Flowers Band (Gloucester) at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Sage Gateshead and across Europe.
Jasper’s brass band music has received particular acclaim, with a recent commission to write a new fanfare to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Girton College, Cambridge. The fanfare, written to celebrate the 5 founding women of the college, has since been adopted by the RWCMD for its 2020 graduation celebration. 2020 also saw the recording of Jasper’s first tenor horn concerto, Matryoshka, written for Ross Dunne and the Tredegar Band on the World of Brass label.
Winner of the English Schools Composition Competition 2018
Recipient of the inaugural “Paul Mealor Bursary for Student Composers: 2018”