orn in Moscow in 1955, Alexander Levine studied at the Gnessin Music Academy and soon established himself working with highly acclaimed artists in Russia, winning prestigious awards between 1989-1991. In 1992 he moved to the UK where he continued his post-graduate studies with Gary Carpenter and Simon Bainbridge, going on to win further awards and competition prizes.
Since 1994 he has worked as a composer, arranger and music director on theatre productions including War and Peace, The Beggar’s Opera and Love’s Labour’s Lost.
Alexander Levine’s first work published by Edition Peters is Prayers for Mankind, a profound six- movement a cappella choral work recorded by the UK choir Tenebrae, and described by Gramophone Magazine as “impressive and moving”. His new work The Devine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom will be published by Edition Peters in early 2013 to conincide with this new recording.
Alexander Levine has collaborated with artists as diverse as Maria Freedman, Christian Forshaw, the Stanzeleit/Jacobson Duo, Darragh Morgan,
Mary Dullea, the Fidelio Trio, Konstantin Boyarsky, Jonathan Powell, Andrew McNeill, Bozidar Vukovic, the Tippett Quartet, the Orlando Consort, the BBC Singers, the Choir of the 21st Century, Tenebrae, the Mariinsky Opera Choir, the Russian State Orchestra “Novaia Rossia” and the Bel Canto Chorus.