Sylvester Levay

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Sylvester Levay


Sylvester Levay (originally Lévay Szilveszter, b. 16 May 1945, Subotica, Serbia) is a Serbian-born Hungarian recording artist and composer.

Levay began his musical studies at the age of eight. He developed a taste for American music while growing up in Yugoslavia, eventually becoming a music arranger and lyricist. Upon his arrival in Munich in 1972, he met his writing partner, Michael Kunze, with whom he has created many successful theatrical works. From 1980 to 2000 he lived in Hollywood and concentrated on composing film music. He composed songs for notable artists like Elton John and Penny McLean. He was awarded with a Grammy for his 1975 song Fly Robin Fly.

He currently divides his time between homes in Munich, Vienna and Los Angeles.

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