He was born in Frankfurt. He has studied advanced music theory, trumpet and piano. He has a bachelor’s degree in musicology and is a PhD Candidate in Ionian University Department of Music Studies in Corfu. He has studied singing with male soprano Aris Christofelis, soprano Roza Poulimenou and soprano Mata Katsouli in Philippos Nakas Conservatory, where he was awarded with a Diploma in Classical Solo Singing (1st Prize & first class honors).
He has performed in great Concert Halls in Greece: The ancient Odeon of Herodes Atticus theatre, Greek National Opera, Athens Concert hall and Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Onassis Cultural Centre, etc, and in International Festivals: Athens & Epidaurus Festival, International Classical Music Festival of Cyclades, Rethymnon Renaissance Festival, and also in Europe: Lahti International Organ Festival of Finland, Palace Music Concert Series of Estonia, Organos Santamaria of Basilica di Santa Maria of Donostia – San Sebastián, Organ Recitals 2018 at London, Junge Hunde Entrescenen Festival in Denmark, and has appeared in numerous European countries in Art Projects, recitals and Chamber Music Concerts, in Belgium, Venice, Madrid, Amsterdam, Hamburg, a.o.. He collaborates with renowned orchestra Brussels Virtuosi and and famous flutist Marc Grauwels as well as with Estonian Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta and has collaborated with Swedish Chamber Orchestra “Musica Vitae” and Estonian Baroque Ensemble “Floridante”. Nikos Spanatis has collaborated with all major Greek orchestras: Athens State Orchestra, Camerata – Friends Of Music Orchestra, Ergon Ensemble, ERT National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Colours, Athens Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Tiberiu Soare, George Petrou, Vassilis Christopoulos, Miltos Logiadis, Nicolas Vasiliou, Michalis Papapetrou etc. He has performed the roles of: Pouh-Bah (“The Mikado” by Gilbert and Sullivan), Carpoforos and Messenger (“Erofili” by nikos Mamagkakis), Sorceress (“Dido and Aeneas” by Purcell), Marcellien -Twin Brother (“Le martyre de Saint Sébastien” by Cl. Debussy) Nireno (“Giulio Cesare” by Haendel), Pythie (“Le calame et la lyre” by Ev. Kokoris), and Ascanio (“Ascanio in Alba” by W. A. Mozart), Baba the Turk (“The Rake’s Progress” by I. Stravinsky), Oberon (“Midsummer Night’s Dream” by B. Britten) at the Greek National Opera Studio. He has performed works of Greek composers such as Giorgos Koumendakis, Dimitris Papadimitriou, Dimitris Maragopoulos, Nikos Mamagakis, Nikos Kypourgos and has done recordings for labels MDG, IDAIA, and of Dimitris Papadimitriou’s “Aesop’s fables”. He has collaborated and been sponsored by TV5MONDE francophone international channel and Tricolore News and has received warm reviews from Greek and international Press. He is Artistic Director and Singing Teacher at National Conservatory, Ymittos.