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Adams, John Coolidge

Born: 1947 AD
Currently alive, at 74 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Composers, Conductors

1947 – Born on February 15th in Worcester, Massachusetts. An American composer and conductor.

1971 – He graduated from Harvard University.

1982 – He won a number of honours, including a Guggenheim fellowship.

1987 – Composed his best known opera on topical theme, "Nixon in China" which was about the president’s 1972 visit.

1991 – His composition, "The Death of Klinghoffer" was based on a 1985 terrorist hijacking and murder.

1995 – Won the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition .

1997 – He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

2002 – His "On the Transmigration of Souls" an orchestral and choral piece.

2003 – He won the Pulitzer Prize for music.