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Grammy Award Winners

The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition is awarded to the composer(s) of a classical piece composed in the last 25 years, and released for the first time during the eligibility year.

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.

2017
Michael Daugherty
Tales of Hemingway

2015
John Luther Adams
Become Ocean

2013
Stephen Hartke
Meanwhile - Incidental Music to Imaginary Puppet Plays

2012
Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein
Elmer Gantry

2011
Michael Daugherty
Deus ex Machina

2008
Joan Tower
Made in America

2007
Osvaldo Golijov
Ainadamar: Fountain of Tears

2006
William Bolcom
Songs of Innocence and of Experience

2005
John Adams
On the Transmigration of Souls

2002
Christopher Rouse
Concert de Gaudi

2001
George Crumb
Star-Child

1998
John Adams
El Dorado

1994
Elliott Carter
Violin Concerto

1990
Steve Reich
Different Trains

1989
John Adams
Nixon in China

1966
Charles Ives
Symphony No 4