“all the important Bs: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Britten, plus another: Charlotte Bray”
The Times

The composer Charlotte Bray has emerged as a distinctive and outstanding talent of her generation. Exhibiting uninhibited ambition and desire to communicate, her music is exhilarating, inherently vivid, and richly expressive with lyrical intensity. Bray has been championed by numerous world-class ensembles and orchestras, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Her work has featured at the BBC Proms, Tanglewood, Aix-en-Provence and Verbier Festival. Several renowned conductors have performed her work and these include Sir Mark Elder, Oliver Knussen and Jessica Cottis.

Recent premieres include: Where Icebergs Dance Away (May 2021) Cristian Măcelaru, WDR Sinfonieorchester; The Flight of Bitter Water (February 2021) Yuri Bashmet, Youth Symphony Orchestra, Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi; This other Eden (January 2021) Cristina Gómez Godoy (oboe), Mario Häring (piano); The Certainty of Tides (December 2019) Natalie Clein (cello) and the Aurora Orchestra; triple concerto Germinate (May 2019), Sitkovetsky Trio and the Philharmonia; Bring Me All Your Dreams (June 2019), Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Aldeburgh Festival.

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)