Tragic death of major quartet playermain
The family has released news of the death of Levine Andrade, a founder member of the Arditti Quartet. He was 64.
An Indian student at the Yehudi Menuhin School, Levine was personally tutored by Yehudi and found his niche in cutting edge contemporary music. He played 16 years in the Arditti Quartet, retiring in 1990 to spend more time with his violinst wife, Frances, and their children.
Frances died in 2013 after giving evidence in a rape trial against her Chetham’s teacher, Mike Brewer.
Levine said she fell ‘into incredible despair’ after enduring cross-examination.
From the family’s message: ‘Levine Andrade passed away in the early hours of Tuesday morning. He has been unwell for sometime and was taken into hospital on Monday night where he spent the next few hours with family.’