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Peter Spissky studied violin at the Music Academy in Bratislava, Slovakia (soloist diploma 1991), and the Music Academy in Malmö, Sweden, where he received a soloist diploma in 1995. From 1988, parallel with his modern violin studies, he intensively researched in historical performance practice and in 1999 was appointed concertmaster in Concerto Copenhagen, one of Europe’s leading Baroque orchestras. With CoCo, Peter is involved in concert tours (i.e. Musikverein Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, as well as tours in the USA and Japan) and recordings with conductors such as Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Paul Hillier, Andrew Lawrence-King and Alfredo Bernardini.

Apart from his concertmaster position in Concerto Copenhagen, Peter Spissky is musical director of Camerata Øresund, an ensemble made up of the new generation of early musicians based in Copenhagen/Malmö. Camerata debuted in 2010 with a series of concerts called “Bach on the Bridge,” a reference to the Øresund Bridge connecting Sweden and Denmark.

He has also toured extensively with the chamber group Baroque Fever, presenting extroverted and energetic shows to young audiences new to early music.

As a guest concertmaster/conductor he appears regularly with Barokkanerne (Norway), Baroque Aros (Denmark), Skalholt Bach Consort (Iceland), Finnish Baroque Orchestra, Jönköping Sinfonietta (Sweden), Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra (Finland), and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra. As a violinist he performs in Barokksolistene (Oslo), Solamente naturali (Bratislava), Festspiel Orchester Göttingen and Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra (with Stephen Stubbs and Paul Odette).

Peter Spissky teaches baroque violin at the Malmö Academy of Music and The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, and gives Master Classes all around Scandinavia.

In 2017 Peter successfully defended his doctoral thesis ‘Ups and Downs, Violin Bowing as Gesture’, at Lund University, receiving a PhD degree in music and arts. A year later, the thesis was awarded by the Royal Swedish Music Academy with Hilding Rosenberg prize.