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About Kevin March

Kevin March is an award-winning composer whose works have been performed in Australia and internationally by Victorian Opera, 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 Nicole Car, Etienne Dupuis, Stefan Cassomenos, Sarah Curro, and Gino Quilico.

 

His fifth opera Echo & Narcissus, commissioned by Victorian Opera, premiered in March 2021. The Sydney Morning Herald called it "...delicate and enigmatic and often ravishingly beautiful."  Echo & Narcissus won the Green Room Award for New Australian Opera at the 39th Annual Green Room Awards. 

His previous 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 was 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 The Flowering 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.

Kevin’s compositions are available from Wirripang Publishing and the Australian Music Centre

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.