Short Biography

An outstanding talent of her generation, the composer Charlotte Bray studied under Mark Anthony Turnage and Joe Cutler. She has written for leading musicians, including Claire Booth, Roderick Williams, and Lawrence Power. Her associations include the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and her work has featured at the BBC Proms, Aldeburgh, Tanglewood, Aix-en-Provence and Verbier. Sir Mark Elder, Oliver Knussen and Daniel Harding are among the renowned conductors who have performed her work.

Her 2016 premieres include chamber violin concerto Caught in Treetops (US premiere); Agnus Dei, performed by Ora under Suzi Digby; Por que tu não acorda? a new work, by BCMG and Lucy Schaufer; Stone Dancer for the BBC Symphony Orchestra, under Knussen at Aldeburgh and Falling in the Fire, a cello concerto for Guy Johnston by the same orchestra under Sakari Oramo.

At the Speed of Stillness, Charlotte’s debut recording on NMC Records, was released in October 2014.

Her many accolades include the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize; Lili Boulanger Prize; Critics’ Circle Award; Composer-in-residence with BCMG, Oxford Lieder Festival and Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival; named in The Evening Standard’s Most Influential Londoners (2011); Honorary Member of Birmingham Conservatoire and named Alumni of the Year (2014); interviewed for Radio 3’s Woman’s Hour International Woman’s Day and Composers’ Room series; residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Liguria Study Centre and Aldeburgh Music.