2007 Do It Again Deodato Violin
2006 1964 Orchestra Recordings Carmen McRae Violin
2003 A Letter to the Late Sergei Joe Sakimoto Composer
1999 Here's That Rainy Day Ruth Brown Violin
1997 The Best of Meco Meco Violin
1997 The Complete Jerome Kern Songbooks Violin
1996 All the Things You Are: The Jerome Kern Songbook [1996] Vocals
1993 Ultimate Carmen McRae Carmen McRae Violin
1991 16 Most Requested Songs Teresa Brewer Violin
1991 Island in the Sun: His Greatest Hits Harry Belafonte Violin
1990 Help a Good Girl Go Bad Ruth Brown Violin
1987 The Sensual Sound of the Soulful Oboe Bert Lucarelli Strings
1981 It's Better with a Band Barbara Cook Violin
1981 Whirlwinds/Artistry Deodato Violin
1979 Trilogy: Past, Present & Future Frank Sinatra Viola
1978 Love Island Deodato Cello, Violin
1978 The Wiz [Original Soundtrack] Violin
1974 Whirlwinds Deodato Violin
1963 The Boss of the Blues Charles Brown Violin
Billie Holiday Revisited Billie Holiday Violin

Michael Spivakowsky ( Marlow)  career began at the age of 4 with studies with his father, Boris Spivakowsky. London born, his early prowess with the sophisticated works for a young prodigy brought his career to a strong beginning at the age of 9 having played the Mendelssohn Concerto with the London Philharmonic.  By the age of 14 Michael entered the Guildhall School of Music (London) on full scholarship. studying with the well known pedagogue, Felix Vandyl, student of Carl Flesch.  

With the interruption of WWII to his thriving career Michael Spivakowsky serviced the war efforts by creating  the Stradavari Orchestra for arrangements of light music broadcast on the BBC.  In 1943, he married Estelle Landis.

Mr. Spivakowsky performed on a 1762  Carlo Annibale Tononi violin.  

His career continued on the BBC as leader and arranger. In 1945 he began a collaboration with Sir Tommy Reilly, a harmonica virtuoso. Sir Reilly asked Michael to compose the first  Three Movement  concerto for chromatic harmonica and full orchestra.  Michael Spivakovsky's Harmonica Concerto of 1951 (considered the first important full-scale concerto for harmonica)  This concerto is still being performed worldwide . 

Maestro Spivakowsky continued his illustrious artistic career having moved to New York in 1954. He became the principle violist of the American Ballet Theater, a member of the Concord String Quartet, Conductor on Broadway, recordings with Tony Bennett and many others and a 13 year member of the Frank Sinatra orchestra.


Violinist, Composer  1919-1983

The Music of Michael Spivakowsky