The young British composer Charlotte Bray’s music is exhilarating and vivid, with a richly expressive lyrical intensity. She draws inspiration from her surroundings, including human encounters and political events. Poetry, visual art, and nature also serve as impulses for her creative work.
Charlotte Bray studied with Mark Anthony Turnage at the Royal College of Music after taking composition classes with Joe Cutler at Birmingham College of Music, where she’d initially enrolled as a cellist. She further honed her compositional craft in masterclasses with Oliver Knussen, Magnus Lindberg, and Augusta Read-Thomas, among others.