Levine Andrade

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Levine Andrade
Born 1954 (age 62–63)
Mumbai, India
Origin London
Genres Pop, rock, jazz, film scores, chamber music
Occupation(s) Composer, instrumentalist, conductor, producer
Instruments Viola, Violin
Years active 1970–present
Website telefilmonic.co.uk

Levine Andrade (/ˈændrəd/; AN-drəd; born 1954) is an Indian born British musician (violin & viola), producer and conductor.

Early life[edit]

Levine was born in Bombay to his parents Bonaventure and Juliana, and emigrated to England. Following a scholarship to the Yehudi Menuhin School at the age of 9 he became one of its first twelve members and was tutored by Robert Masters and Yehudi Menuhin. At the age of 11, BBC Television made a full documentary about him in their series "Life of a Child". Just before leaving the school he took up the viola, which he studied with Patrick Ireland who was coaching chamber music at the school.[1]

Arditti Quartet[edit]

Main article: Arditti Quartet

Andrade became one of the founder members of the Arditti Quartet with Irvine Arditti, Lennox Mackenzie and John Senter, inspired by their mutual interest in 20th-century music. In the seventeen years he played with them, the quartet have had an unparalleled career, performing at almost every major music festival throughout the world to critical acclaim. They were asked to play the opening recital for the new Concert Hall of the Louvre Museum in Paris, and the live recording of that concert was awarded one of France's highest recording awards.[2]

He left his very busy touring schedule in 1990 to spend more time with his wife and four children to work in London as a freelance musician.

Current work[edit]

Levine now conducts music for film, television, radio and record albums, as well as founding the London Telefilmonic Orchestra to play for various films and televisions commercials, including the Marlene Dietrich parody for Specsavers in the UK.[3] He has also written a film score for Strings, a film based on the true-life story of a Bosnian cellist, and is writing for and producing various record albums featuring music from around the globe.[4]

He was also brought into the 1997 re-recording of Elton John's "Candle in the Wind" by Beatles producer, George Martin, for the Diana, Princess of Wales Tribute single.[5]


Film credits[edit]

Musical credits[edit]


  1. ^ "Biography". Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Telefilmonic, UK". 
  3. ^ "Moore confessions: Je regrette Specsavers". The Guardian. London. 27 March 2008. 
  4. ^ "The Cellist of Sarajevo". CBC News. 
  5. ^ Miles, Barry (2008). Massive Music Moments. Anova Books. p. 207. 
  6. ^ "Ernst von Siemens Music Prize". 
  7. ^ "Levine Andrade". 
  8. ^ "The King of Limbs Credits". 

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