Starting the term running Jasper had to submit the finalised score and parts for his piece “Melys” which BBC NOW would be workshopping later in the month. He also has been selected as one for five composers to be working with the Berkley ensemble when they come to visit RWCMD in February. The works will be performed in concert with a work from his former teacher Mark Bowden.

At the end of the month Jasper had his first workshop with BBC NOW. He was so overwhelmed at the standard of playing and hearing his music come to life. Whilst Jasper had some experience working with a chamber orchestra he’d never work with an ensemble of this size. Taking on board all the comments made by the orchestra he has gone away to re-write some parts ready for the next session and concert on February 19th at Hoddinott Hall.