Charlotte Seither was born in Landau/Germany. She works regularly with interpreters such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra London, ASKO Kamerkoor Amsterdam, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and Ensemble Modern and has been a guest at many international festivals (Wien Modern, Biennale di Venezia, Prague Spring or Gaudeamus Amsterdam etc.).
In 1998 she received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and is a highly asked lecturer and jury member at international competitions. She received many honours and prizes, e.g. the 1st Prize in the International Composition Contest Prague Spring and the Förderpreis of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.
As artist in residence she lived and worked in the Cité des Arts Paris, Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart, Palazzo Barbarigo Venice, Art Lab Johannesburg, and in the Villa Aurora Los Angeles. In 2009 she was awarded the Rome Prize and spent one year in the German Academy Villa Massimo in Rome. It was followed in 2010 by the Praetorius Music Prize of the Ministry of Lower Saxony. In 2014 she received the Deutscher Musikautorenpreis of the GEMA.
Her works have been played in most countries of Europe, in Asia, Canada, South Africa, South America and in the USA.