Miklós Spányi was born in Budapest, Hungary. He studied organ and harpsichord at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy in his native city with Ferenc Gergely and János Sebestyén. He continued his studies at the Royal Flemish Conservatory (Koninklijk Vlaams Muziekconservatorium) in Antwerp with Jos van Immerseel and at the Hochschule für Music in Munich with Hedwig Bilgram.
Spányi has won first prize at international harpsichord
Nantes (1984) and Paris (1987). He has given concerts in most European
countries as a soloist on five historical keyboard instruments (organ,
harpsichord, fortepiano, clavichord, tangent piano) as well as playing
continuo with various chamber music groups and orchestras. He
been artistic director of the Hungarian baroque orchestra Concerto
Armonico Budapest since its foundation in 1983. He has recorded an extensive
different labels as a soloist and with orchestra. Between
2006-9 Miklós Spányi was artistic director of the
Finnish early music
For some years Miklós Spányi's work as a
performer and researcher has
been focused on the oeuvre of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Today he is
one of the world’s most acknowledged C.P.E.Bach scholars and
performers. For the Swedish label BIS he has been recording
C.P.E.Bach’s Complete Keyboard Concertos as well as his
Keyboard Music, of both series numerous cd's have already been issued.
Hungaroton Records has launched the series Tangent Piano Collection
with Miklós Spányi, mostly featuring chamber
music with tangent piano.
For Könemann Music Budapest Miklós
Spányi has editied some volumes of
C.P.E.Bach’s solo keyboard works. He has also worked
revive C.P.E. Bach's favourite keyboard instrument, the clavichord.
Miklós Spányi was teaching at the Oulu
Conservatoire and the
Sibelius Academy in Finland between 1990-2012. Currently he is
associated as teacher with the Staatliche
Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Mannheim,
Germany, with the Liszt
Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary and with the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He has given
masterclasses in the
Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Hungary and
Miklós Spányi is also appreciated as improviser and composer.