Vaughan Schlepp graduated magna cum laude from the Eastman School of Music in New York, where he studied with Maria Luisa Faini. His interest in early music took him to the Netherlands for study with Gustav Leonhardt. As a performer on the harpsichord as well as on the 18th century fortepiano, the 19th century Hammerklavier and the modern piano, Vaughan Schlepp has given numerous recitals and master-classes throughout the world as well as having made recordings for radio, television and compact disc. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras in the Netherlands and America, and as a chamber musician with such diverse artists as cellist Anner Bijlsma, violinist Lucy van Dael, soprano Barbara Schlick, baritone Max van Egmond and bassist Hans Roelofsen. As continuo and solo organist he has participated extensively in the successful recordings of the complete Bach Cantatas which were released in 2001. His recordings on fortepiano and Ham- merklavier with violinist Antoinette Lohmann and also with countertenor Sytse Buwalda have met with wide acclaim. He has for many years been musical director and arranger for Opera Nijetrijne in Friesland and for the Amsterdam Marionetten Theater with whom he has made a number of successful tours and recordings.
Vaughan Schlepp is intensively involved with modern music and theatre, and is active in Amsterdam as a teacher and coach for both singers and instrumentalists. He is regularly engaged as an Artistic Research advisor at Codarts in Rotterdam.
Since 1989, he has been in demand as an arranger, music typesetter and publisher. He has been given assignments by the Dutch Broadcasting Corporation, Sony, Schott, Annie Bank Editions, Cantus Köln, Anner Bijlsma, Vera Beths, Gustav Leonhardt,
Klaas Posthuma, Gooi en Sticht, the Loeki Stardust Quartet, the Nederlands Kamerkoor, the Amsterdam Marionetten Theater and the Bredeweg Festival.