The Dutch bass, Jasper Schweppe, studied voice with Lodewijk Meeuwsen at Zwolle Conservatory, graduating in music education in 1995. He then continued his studies with Meinard Kraak at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, gaining his performance degree in 1998. In 1999 in Paris he won the Musicora Découvertes, an international competition based around French 20th-century song. This resulted in various invitations to give recitals in France, among others from Radio France.
Jasper Schweppe has built up experience in many different styles of music, including Gregorian chant, early music, early Romantic song repertoire, oratorio and contemporary music. He has also performed in both concerts and CD recordings with various ensembles, such as the Huelgas Ensemble under Paul Van Nevel, the Tölzer Knabenchor under Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden, Currende with Erik Van Nevel and Cappella Figuralis with Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden. He has worked with orchestras including the Radio Philharmonic, conducted by Gert Albrecht, the Radio Symphony, with Alexander Rabari, and the Radio Chamber Orchestra with Kenneth Montgomery. He sang the role of Alie in Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes in an Orchestra of the 18th Century production under Frans Brüggen. He has been a member of the Nederlands Kamerkoor since 2005.
With his accompanist Arthur Schoonderwoerd Jasper Schweppe regularly gives song recitals, for example in the Musica Sacra Festival and the Early Music Festival in Utrecht.
A CD he has made of Gabriel Fauré songs on poems by Paul Verlaine was released by the French Alpha label in 2007.