Andrew March was born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire in 1973.
A composition student at the Royal College of Music from 1992-96, Andrew
studied with Jeremy Dale Roberts. While at the RCM, Andrew won numerous
prizes, including the English Song Prize, Cobbett & Hurlstone Prize, United
Music Publishers Prize and the prestigious Constant & Kit Lambert Award. He
had his works performed by the RCM Twentieth Century and Composers’
Ensembles. His graduation work, Easdale, for orchestra, received its first
performance by the RCM Symphony Orchestra and Edwin Roxburgh, and was
awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society composition prize in 1996.
Since graduating from the RCM, Andrew has achieved world-wide acclaim as a
composer. His orchestral piece, Marine - à travers les arbres, was the
winning work in the 1998 Masterprize International composition competition.
The work has received 13 performances throughout the World including in
Zurich, Düsseldorf, Moscow and at the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in
London in 1998. The work has been recorded by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
for the European Broadcasting Union, and by the LSO for the EMI Debut Series
Following a commission to celebrate the Quincentenary of the Worshipful
Company of Musicians, Andrew's 16 minute orchestral piece, A Stirring in the
Heavenlies was premiered by the LSO at the Barbican in December 2000.
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