Pierre Charles is a Los Angeles-based film composer. As a versatile composer with a background in jazz and classical studies, Charles thrives in sonic environments that blend the sound of traditional scores with contemporary, often electronic and synth-based, elements. In 2019, he was awarded the SABAM Award for Best Young International Composer at the internationally esteemed World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent, Belgium.
He has recently produced the original music for iHeart Radio's new Quibi series, Musicology, and has recently completed the score for Velvet, a short film directed by the award-winning Coz Greenop. Charles has also done extensive work for Emmy-winning composer, Kris Bowers, and has contributed to several television shows including ABC's For The People and When They See Us. Under Bowers, he is credited on Showtime's Black Monday, FX's Mrs. America, Netflix's Dear White People and Raising Dion, and Justin Simien's Bad Hair, which opened the 2020 Sundance Festival.
In 2017, Charles released his debut album, titled "Better", which showcased his compositional skills and jazz language. Charles attended school at Michigan State University, where he majored in jazz studies, and attended the University of Southern California earning his master degree in jazz studies in addition to studying film scoring.