Michael Csányi-Wills


“Harmonically lush and sweeping music” Philip May

Award winning composer and Pianist Michael Csányi-Wills has written works ranging from Chamber music to Choral and Orchestral works to film scores. He was composer in residence with the Welsh Sinfonia from September 2013-2016 and his recent orchestral works have been widely performed throughout the UK and commissions have taken him around Europe, Australia, China, and the USA where in 2016 his Violin concerto was premiered in the Constella Arts Festival, by violinist Tatiana Berman with principal conductor of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Jose Luis Gomez. Michael’s 1st Symphony which was commissioned by Mark Eager and Cardiff University, is due for its first performance in March 2020 in St David’s Hall Cardiff.

Michael’s Orchestral Songs disk, featuring Nicky Spence, Jacques Imbrailo and Ilona Domnich, was released 2015 to critical acclaim, and was ‘recording of the month’ at Music Web International.

Michael has also written scores for a range of films including documentaries such as “The King of Nerac” and “Maestro” a feature documentary feature about conductor Paavo Järvi and feature dramas such “Chasing Satellites” written by Judy Morris (Happy Feet) . He won BEST SCORE at the Movie Maverick Awards, for his score to the short film “A love story in Milk” and was nominated at the World Soundtrack awards for Best Newcomer.

As a pianist,  Michael still performs and records regularly and is currently recording the complete Weinberg Violin Sonatas with Russian Violinist Yuri Kalnits the first 2 volumes of which were released by Toccata Classics to critical acclaim. Both CDs won a “Diapason d”Or” in the French Magazine “Diapason”.

Michael is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and teaches at the World Heart Beat Music Academy in London.