Peter Spissky was born in Bratislava, Slovakia, and studied violin there. He moved to Scandinavia in 1990. Since 1999, he has been a concertmaster of Concerto Copenhagen under director Lars Ulrik Mortensen; the group is recognized as one of the leading Baroque orchestras in Europe. In 2009, Peter Spissky co-founded a new orchestra in Copenhagen, Camerata Øresund, with a group of the younger generation of Scandinavian players.
As a guest concertmaster/conductor, he appears regularly with Barokkanerne in Oslo, Finnish Baroque Orchestra, Jönköping Sinfonietta, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra As a violinist, he performs with Barokksolistene (Norway), Solamente Naturali (Slovakia), Festspiel Orchester Göttingen, and Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra with Stephen Stubbs and Paul O’Dette.
Peter Spissky teaches Baroque violin at the Musikhögskolan i Malmö and Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen, and gives master classes all around Scandinavia.
In 2017 Peter successfully defended his doctoral thesis concerned with baroque dance and violin bowing at the Lund University, receiving a PhD degree in music and arts.