Kevin McMillan has become one of the most respected singers of his generation. Critics praise his "elegant voice" and "singularly remarkable interpretive skills" in appearances with virtually every major North American orchestra. Mr. McMillan has performed with conductors such as Kurt Masur, Roger Norrington, Herbert Blomstedt, Sergiu Commissiona, Raphael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Andrew Davis, Neeme Jarvi, Robert Shaw, Pierre Boulez and Charles Dutoit. His stature in Europe continues to grow, with appearances in the major concert halls of Berlin, Paris, Hamburg, Bamberg and Prague.

In 2001, Kevin's career took a new turn. After intense study and consultation with some of the world's foremost vocal pedagogues, he has recently made the shift into the tenor repertoire, making his professional debut as a tenor at the River Run Centre in Guelph, Ontario in Handel's "Messiah".

After preliminary schooling at the Universities of Guelph and Western Ontario, he studied at the Britten-Pears School in England, and attained a Master's degree at the Juilliard School in New York. His primary focus has always been the oratorio and orchestral repertoire, and his vocal flexibility and scholarly musicianship afford him a broad range of styles and periods from the title role in Monteverdi's Orfeo to Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde. He has also been an active part of the creative process, with more and more modern works being written expressly for him, including the title role in Peter Maxwell Davies oratorio, Job.

Mr. McMillan's first love has always been the solo recital. He has been described as an "outstanding Schubertian" whose "young voice of glowing freshness and beauty is at the service of an intelligent, lively and distinctive personality." He is one of the busiest recital singers in Canada, heard regularly on CBC/SRC broadcasts, and he is a regular guest at summer festivals such as the Minnesota Orchestra's Viennese Sommerfest, Ravinia, and Tanglewood.