Charlie Piper is an award-winning London-based composer who completed his master's degree with distinction at the Royal College of Music, studying with David Sawer and Michael Zev Gordon. He recently completed a PhD at the Royal Academy of Music under the supervision of Philip Cashian, with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Already highly regarded as an extremely talented young composer, he’s been commissioned by or had works performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Britten Sinfonia, Asko|Schönberg, London Sinfonietta, CHROMA, the English National Ballet and many more.
His work has been performed at a host of prestigious festivals and venues including Cheltenham, Huddersfield, Spitalfields, Bang-On-A-Can and Aix-en-Provence Festivals, the Barbican Hall, the South Bank Centre, Wigmore Hall, King's Place and Le Grand Théâtre de Provence, has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 in the Netherlands and has had pieces premiered as far afield as New York and Milan.
In 2006 he won the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize and a year later he won the 13th International Young Composers Meeting in Apeldoorn.
Charlie was a 2008-2010 New Music Associate at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, before becoming our Associate Composer in 2011.
“It is a thrill to be welcomed so warmly into a new family and to have the chance to work closely with such a passionate and talented group of players as Ensemble 360.” Charlie Piper
“Expect to be thrilled by the virtuosity of his music, intrigued by the new sounds he finds and moved by the beauty of his melodies!” Matthew Hunt, Ensemble 360 clarinetist