The ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize

Presented annually to an ASCAP concert composer for a work requiring a conductor that has not been performed professionally. Dr. Rudolf Nissim, former head of ASCAP's Foreign Department and a devoted friend of contemporary composers, established this annual prize through a bequest.

Past Recipients:

David Biedenbender

2018

Matthew Browne

2017

Vincent Calianno

2016

Mark Lanz Weiser

2015

Matthew Peterson

2014

Michaela Eremiàšovà

2013

Gene Koshinski

2012

Eric Nathan

2011

Martin Kennedy

2010

Roger Zare

2009

Jack Jarrett

2008

Raymond J. Lustig

2007

Jeffrey Hass

2006

Andrew Norman

2005

George Arasimowicz

2004

Daniel Kellogg

2003

John C. Ross

2002

Kevin Beavers

2001

Sean Heim

1999

Lance Hulme

1998

Mark Kilstofte

1997

Behzad Ranjibaran

1996

Peter Alexander

1995

Edward Knight

1994

Augusta Read Thomas

1992

Christopher Jay Keyes

1991

Cary Reed Ratcliff

1990

Michael Ruszczynski

1989

Daron Aric Hagen

1988

Paul Nelson

1987

Stepehen Michael Gryc

1986

Kathleen St. John & Henry Brant

1985

Nancy Laird Chance

1984

Donald Grantham & Rhian Samuel

1983

Nancy Laird Chance

1982

Lawrence Widdoes

1981