Contemporary Classical Composers - new discoveries

I’ll start with my most recent discovery…Valentin Silvestrov. I’ve been going thru some of this Ukrainian composer’s work and I have to say I’m impressed.
Highly recommend to check out the following albums a starting point…

What are some of your favorites?


Augusta Read Thomas (USA) born 1964.

She tends to be more tonal than I usually like, but this piece is an exception for me.

EOS (Goddess of the Dawn) part 1



Joan Tower (USA) born 1938.

Concerto for Orchestra (1991)

This kills me every time I listen to it.




I haven't seen anyone mentioned Brazilian Choro composers such as Ernesto Nazareth or Heitor Villa Lobos... Can we consider them as modern classical composers?