Latin Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition

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Latin Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition
Awarded for A newly recorded original classical composition.
Award to the Composer.
Country United States
Presented by The Latin Recording Academy
First awarded 2008
Currently held by Yalil Guerra (composer) and interpreted by international Cuban-Canadian artist Elizabeth Rebozo for "Seducción"

The Latin Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition is given every year since the 9th Latin Grammy Awards ceremony, which took place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. According to the category description guide for the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY: "For a newly recorded original composition composed within the last twenty-five (25) years (a Composition is NOT eligible if composed before 1988), and released for the first time within the Eligibility Year. Award to the Composer"


Year Winner Nominees
2010 Lalo Schifrin for "Pampas" performed by Antonio Lysy
2011 Paquito D'Rivera for "Panamericana Suite"
  • Javier Álvarez for "Le repas du serpent" performed by Iracema de Andrade
  • Orlando Jacinto García for "Mixtura" performed by Iracema de Andrade
  • Lalo Schifrin for "Romerías" performed by Sergio Puccini
  • Sergio Roberto de Oliveira for "Umas coisas do coração (i- Agitado)" performed by Armildo Uzeda
2012 Yalil Guerra — "Seducción" (Elizabeth Rebozo)
  • Tania León — "Inura"
  • Gustavo Casenave — "Miñoqui"
  • Aurelio de la Vega — "Preludio No. 1" (Elizabeth Rebozo)
  • Leo Brouwer — "Quartet No. 4 - Rem tene verba sequentur (Know the Matter and the Word Will Follow)" (Havana String Quartet)
  • Tim Rescala — "Quarteto Circular"
  • Carlos Franzetti — "Stringazo" (Cuartetango String Quartet)
2013 Carlos Franzetti — "Zingaros" (Carlos Franzetti)
2014 Claudia Montero — "Concierto para violín y orquesta de cuerdas"
  • Gustavo Casenave — "Bicho Feeling Home Piano Solo"
  • Arlene Sierra — "Moler"
  • Yalil Guerra — "String Quartet No.2"
  • Gabriela Ortiz — "¡Únicamente la verdad!, La auténtica historia de Camelia La Texana"


Year Winner Nominees
2009 Gabriela Lena Frank for "Inca Dances" performed by Manuel Barrueco and Cuarteto Latinoamericano
2008 Carlos José Castro for "Concierto del sol" performed by Orquesta Filarmónica de Costa Rica
Sérgio Assad for "Tahhiyya li ossoulina" performed by Sérgio and Odair Assad
  • Jorge Liderman for "Barcelonazo"
  • Roberto Valera for "Non divisi" performed by Camerata Romeu
  • Aurelio de la Vega for "Variación del recuerdo" performed by The North/South Chamber Orchestra