Bosba (b.1997) is a Western-educated, Cambodian composer. Influenced by French expressionism, European sacred music and American minimalism, her music explores primarily the theme of loss and memory. Her experience as a Cambodian folk singer and classical performance singer informs the lyricism of her music. Amongst her musical influences are Herbert Howells, Benjamin Britten, Leonard Bernstein, Debussy, Ravel, Philip Glass, Bill Evans, João Gilberto, Bernard Herrmann, and Arctic Monkeys.
Prior to composition, Bosba began her career in Cambodia as a traditional folk singer at the age of 7. Her parents managed her vocal career. Their collaboration with Cambodian artists led to performances at venues such as Angkor Wat, the 13th-century UNESCO heritage site of temples. She attended the Lyçée Français Réné Descartes of Phnom Penh, is a former Cambodian Judo Olympic team member and triple national champion.
Bosba is a graduate of the Walnut Hill School for the Arts (2015) and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA (2019). She conducted her history minor on the commodification of trauma in arts in post-genocide Cambodian society.
She is currently on a gap year in Paris.