Sylvester Levay began his musical studies at the age of eight. 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 currently divides his time between homes in Munich, Vienna and Los Angeles. Married for 25 years, he and his wife Monika have a daughter, Alice, and a son, Sylvester Jr.