James Levey

1st violin with the Quartet from 1935-1946

Violinist and teacher born in London, England, James Levey performed with many music groups and had a distinguished career in London before coming to Canada.

He was a member of the Royal Philharmonic and concertmaster of the Royal Albert Hall Orchestra. From 1917 to 1927 Mr. Levey played as first violin with the London String Quartet, one of the premier ensembles of the early twentieth century. Continuing his career as a performer and teacher in New York City, he was invited by Milton Blackstone to join the Hart House Quartet as first violin and leader in 1935.


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