The Critics’ Circle, which makes an annual award for Services to the Arts, is composed of six sections – Drama, Music, Film, Dance, Visual Arts and Literary criticism. The Circle’s aims are to promote the art of criticism, to uphold its integrity in practice, to foster and safeguard members’ professional interests, to provide opportunities to meet, and to support the advancement of the arts.
The Critics’ Circle Awards for Exceptional Young Talent in music is presented each year to musicians under the age of 35, the awards are intended to recognise both achievement and promise across three categories: Singer, Instrumentalist, and Conductor or Composer. The 2014 awards are being made to the composer Charlotte Bray, the singer Mary Bevan and the pianist Igor Levit.
Charlotte is honoured to have received this Critics Circle Award for Exceptional Young Talent. The Award was presented to her by Amanda Holloway on behalf of the Critics Circle on November 30th 2015.