“all the important Bs: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Britten, plus another: Charlotte Bray”
The Times
“Bray’s rapid rise is due to an unusual combination of remarkable fluency, an absolutely sure ear and an ability to fix an emotional tone in a few sharply outlined gestures”
(Ivan Hewett, The Proms 2021)

British composer Charlotte Bray is one of the most esteemed and in-demand composers of her generation. Championed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London Sinfonietta and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, her music has been performed at festivals in Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Tanglewood, Aix-en-Provence and Verbier and with renowned conductors including Sir Mark Elder, Oliver Knussen, Daniel Harding, Jessica Cottis and Karina Canellakis.

Current commissions include works for the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien under Maren Alsop, Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Winter International Arts Festival Sochi under Yuri Bashmet, Philharmonischer Orchester Hagen under Joseph Trafton, WDR Sinfonieorchester under Cristian Măcelaru and BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sakari Oramo in the BBC Proms. October 2021 sees the World Premiere at Oxford Lieder Festival of Crossing Faultlines, a song cycle commissioned by soprano Samantha Crawford and pianist Lana Bode, which sets specially commissioned poems by Nicki Jackowska about women’s experiences in the workplace.

Charlotte is thrilled to be able to announce a worldwide, exclusive publishing agreement with Birdsong.

Winner of an Ivor Novello Award 2019 (Solo or Duo) for Invisible Cities
ISCM World Music Days Festival, Vancouver, 2017
Selected as a MacDowell Norton Stevens Fellow 2015-16
Interviewed as part of BBC Radio 3’s Composers’ Room series 2015
Composer-in-Residence Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival 2015
Honorary Member of Birmingham Conservatoire
Birmingham Conservatoire Alumni of the Year 2014 in the field of Excellence in Sport or the Arts
Recipient of a Critics’ Circle Award 2014 for Exceptional Young Talent
Winner of the Lili Boulanger Prize 2014
Listed in The Evening Standard’s Most Influential Londoners 2011
Composer-in-Residence Oxford Lieder Festival 2011
Winner of the 2010 Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize
Apprentice Composer-in-Residence with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/Sound and Music 2009/10

Residencies include:
MacDowell, New Hampshire (2013, 2015)
Liguria Study Centre in Bogliasco (2013)
Aldeburgh Music (2010, 2015)