Kevin March is an award-winning composer whose works have been performed in Australia and internationally by Opéra de Montréal, Pacific Opera Victoria, Edmonton Opera, One Ounce Opera, PLEXUS, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Ironwood Ensemble, Halcyon, The Arcko Ensemble, the ASTRA Chamber Music Society, Chronology Arts, Brave New Works, the New York City Opera, and by individual artists such as Gino Quilico, Etienne Dupuis, Stefan Cassomenos, and Sarah Curro.
His opera, Les Feluettes (Lilies), commissioned by Opéra du Montréal, premiered to sold-out audiences, standing ovations, and rave reviews. The opera was subsequently nominated for a coveted Opus Award. Since its premiere, Les Feluettes has also been produced by Pacific Opera Victoria and Edmonton Opera. To date, Les Feluettes has been seen by approximately 20,000 opera goers and has received more than a dozen glowing reviews. The Edmonton production has recently been nominated for two Sterling Awards.
His most recent song cycle, Songs of Remembrance and Resistance, was premiered at One Ounce Opera's 2nd Ounce of Fresh Squeezed Art Song in November 2017 and was nominated for Outstanding Original Composition in the 2018 Austin Critics Table Awards. Kevin's works have been included in the Metropolis New Music Festival and the 7th Sydney Biennale. Awards include first prize in the 3MBS National Composer Awards for his orchestral work Kambarang and the Dorian La Gallienne Prize for Ophélie.
Kevin was one of three composers featured in the ABC National documentary Modern Muses: The Greeks and New Music. The documentary showcased excerpts from his song-cycle Mythweaver. Numerous performances of his works have been broadcast on ABC and 3MBS radio. Ouvre-moi la Porte, commissioned for Neal Perez de Costa and Daniel Yeadon, was broadcast on ABC Classic FM's Sunday Live.
Songs from Mythweaver have been published in Voices of Australia II, a second volume of Australian art song published by Wirripang. Sea-Blue Bird, composed for Halcyon's 15th-anniversary concert series "Kingfisher," has been recorded by Halcyon and is available on their CD Kingfisher: Songs for Halcyon.
Kevin holds a Master's and a Doctorate from the University of Michigan where his principal composition instructors were William Bolcom, William Albright, Michael Daugherty, and Curtis Curtis-Smith. In Australia, Kevin has been mentored by notable Australian composers Richard Mills, Gerard Brophy, Maria Grenfell, and Paul Stanhope.