about me


Charlie Piper (b. 1982) is a London-based composer. He completed his master's degree with distinction at the Royal College of Music, studying with David Sawer and Michael Zev Gordon. He recently completed doctoral research at the Royal Academy of Music under the supervision of Philip Cashian, with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Awards include the 2006 Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize and the 2007 prize at the 13th International Young Composers Meeting in Apeldoorn. Charlie was a 2008-2010 New Music Associate at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge.

He has been performed at the Cheltenham, Huddersfield, Spitalfields, Gaudeamus, Mizzou, Bang-On-A-Can and Aix-en-Provence Festivals, the Barbican Hall, the South Bank Centre, the Roundhouse, The Wigmore Hall, King's Place, Hoddinott Hall and Le Grand Théâtre de Provence. Performers have included the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Britten Sinfonia, Asko|Schönberg, the London Sinfonietta, Alarm Will Sound, Les Siècles, Sentieri Selvaggi, The Esbjerg Ensemble, the Orkest 'de ereprijs', CHROMA, the English National Ballet and conductors Yan Pascal Tortelier, Xian Zhang, Laurence Cummings, François-Xavier Roth, Martyn Brabbins and Pierre-André Valade. He has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 (Netherlands).

Charlie is the 2012-15 Associate Composer with Music in the Round, in Sheffield, working closely with Ensemble 360.