Our Team

 
 

Christine Höchstötter

MANAGING DIRECTOR

It has been a privilege to witness the company develop into what it is today. From our beginning as a small company, we have grown into an international team of highly skilled experts, people who are dedicated to handcrafting bespoke audio-visual experiences. Being able to develop and turn our clients’ ideas into reality is truly rewarding.

 
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Omar Al-Balushi 

FILM & VFX SUPERVISOR

With over fifteen years experience in film and visual effects, it gives me great pleasure to be working with a remarkable team of industry experts. At Andante, we use the latest cutting-edge technology to create both meaningful experiences and world class productions of the highest quality.

 
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Vishnu Rajan

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

For the past four years I have been supervising  all aspects of production at Andante. I can honestly say that no creative can thrive without the support of a solid team.  Andante Studios was borne out of a sincere desire to support creative individuals, and I’m proud to be part of a company that continuously strives for excellence. 

 
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Madi Jahangir

CREATIVE DESIGN

At Andante, our goal is to create compelling works that not only exceed international standards, but evoke intrigue and leave a lasting impression. We pride ourselves in having some of the most creative minds on our team and it gives us tremendous pleasure and satisfaction seeing your ideas and wishes come to life.

 
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Simon Long

SOLICITOR & LEGAL ADVISOR

I'm very proud to be associated with Sami Yusuf’s Andante team. Team is the operative word in the business of audio-visual experiences. Without a great team around you, the magic that happens on stage or on screen will never materialize. No industry creative is complete without having a fantastic team around.

 
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Francis Pettican

PUBLISHING CONSULTANT, FAIRWOOD MUSIC FOUNDER & CEO

I ran Island’s publishing company until 1986 when I left to form Westbury Music Consultants and Fairwood Music. We at Fairwood are proud of our long term association with Sami Yusuf and Andante Studios, which gives new artists opportunities to express their creative talents, and having worked with such wonderful artists such as U2, Cat Stevens, Bob Marley, Prince, Madonna's co-writers and producers, and for the last 23 years, managing the catalogue of David Bowie, we know what talent really means.

 
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Kiern Pettican 

A&R COORDINATOR & CONSULTANT

I’m Kiern Pettican, A&R Coordinator at Fairwood Music. We’ve been at the forefront of independent music publishing for over 25 years and have had the privilege to work with many notable songwriters including David Bowie, Yash Raj Films, J.J. Cale and Sandy Denny, to name just a few. We're delighted to be partnering with Andante Studios and feel we share common goals that will only bring us even closer together.

 
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