Bosba (b.1997) is a Western-educated, Cambodian composer. Influenced by French expressionism, European sacred music, and American minimalism, her music primarily explores the theme of loss and memory. Her experience as a Cambodian folk singer and classical performance singer informs the lyricism of her music.
Bosba is a graduate of the Walnut Hill School for the Arts (2015) and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA (2019), where she conducted a history minor on the commodification of trauma in arts in post-genocide Cambodian society. Previously, she attended the Lycée Français René Descartes of Phnom Penh. She is a former athlete of the Cambodian Judo Olympic Team.
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. Outside of composition, Bosba has interests in cooking, birds, arts management, cultural equity, and creating a safe and positive workplace culture. Her life project aims to contribute to the development of music education in Southeast Asia and mentor musicians from developing countries.
A recipient of the Fondation Bay Music Studentship and Cambridge Trust European Scholarship, Bosba is currently studying at the University of Cambridge.