Our task is to form veritable talents who possess the necessary gifts to become masters, without attending to the ungifted mediocrity.

Liszt to Giovanni Sgambati
Miklós Spányi

Miklós Spányi

Keyboard and Harp Department

Harpsichord as Main Subject, Historical Performance Practice

Born: Budapest
Positionat the Liszt Academy: lecturer
Liszt Academy of Music – organ (professor: Ferenc Gergely), harpsichord (professor: János Sebestyén)
Royal Flemish Conservatory, Antwerpen (professor: Jos van Immerseel)
Hochschule für Musik, München (professor: Hedwig Bilgram)
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Complete Keyboard Concertos, released so far: Vol. 1-18 (BIS Records) (
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, released so far: Vol. 1-25 (BIS Records) (
Johann Sebastian Bach: Gamba Sonatas (BIS Records)
H. I. F. Biber: Sonatas & Partias (BIS Records)
Johann Schobert: 3 Keyboard Sonatas with Violin Accompaniment (Hungaroton)
Johann Christian Bach: 6 Keyboard Sonatas with Flute Accompaniment Op.16 (Hungaroton)
Carl Friedrich Abel: 6 Keyboard Sonatas with Accompaniment Op.2 (Hungaroton)
Johann Friedrich Edelmann: 4 Quartets for Keyboard and Strings Op.9 (Hungaroton)
Johann Christian Bach: 6 Keyboard Sonatas with Violin Accompaniment  Op.10 (Hungaroton)
Johann Christian Bach: Early Sonatas (Hungaroton)
Armand-Louis Couperin: Complete Chamber Sonatas (Hungaroton)
Johann Sebastian Bach: Harpsichord Music (Hungaroton)
Johann Sebastian Bach: Famous Organ Works I & II (Hungaroton)
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: 3 Harpsichord Concertos (Hungaroton)
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: 3 Cello Concertos (Hungaroton)
Johann Christian Bach: 5 Symphonies (Hungaroton)
G. F. Händel: Dramatic Cantatas (Hungaroton)
Music for Guitar & Fortepiano - Works by Rossini, Hummel, Mertz (Hungaroton)
Samuel Scheidt: Ludi & Sinfoniae (Hungaroton)
Johann Sebastian Bach: The Art of Fugue (Hungaroton)
Baroque Organ Music for Christmas (Hungaroton)
Puer natus in Betlehem - Baroque Music for Christmas (Hungaroton)
Georg Philipp Telemann: Concertos for Recorder and Harpsichord (Hungaroton)
Music for Two Organs - Works by Steibelt, Bonazzi, Giussani, Cramer, Giordani & Clementi (Hungaroton)
Emanuel Siprutini: 6 Cello Sonatas with Basso Continuo (Hungaroton)
Johann Gottfried Eckard: Complete Works for Keyboard (Hungaroton)
Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville: Pièces de Clavecin avec Voix  ou Violon Op.5 & Sonata in F major Op 3. No.2 (Hungaroton)
Anton Kraft: Cello Sonatas Op.1 Nos 1-3 (Hungaroton)
Johann Baptist Vanhal: 3 Piano Quintets Op.12 (Hungaroton)
Klänge der Nacht - Music for clavichord and flute (Raum Klang)
Albinoni: Oboe & Violin Concertos (Arts/Authentic)
Johann Sebastian Bach: Inventions & Sinfonias (Secremat)
Clavichord Recital - W. A. Mozart, J. Haydn, C.Ph.E.Bach, L.van Beethoven (Secremat)
'Une Soirée chez les Jaquins' - Music of W. A. Mozart (Zig-Zag Territoires)
'A Flauto Traverso' - Johann Sebastian Bach: Flute Sonatas (Ramée)
Anton Diabelli: Complete Sonatinas & Sonatas
J. S. Bach: Flute Sonatas (Pavane Records)
Orchestra memberships:
1983 - : Artistic Director of Concerto Armonico
2006-2009: OpusX Finnish early music ensemble, Artistic Director
Teaching activities:
1990-2012: Oulu Conservatoire, Sibelius Academy
Besides the Liszt Academy, he is a professor at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Mannheim and at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in Amsterdam.
Visiting lectureships, master courses:
the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Hungary, Finland
1984: International Harpsichord Competition, Nantes – 1st prize
1987: International Harpsichord Competition, Paris – 1st prize
Contact: miklosspanyi[at]gmx.de