Versatile Dutch musician known for teaching many future notables and for being an award-winning cellist and pianist.
He studied at the Conservatoire of Amsterdam where he was awarded the Dutch Prize of Excellence two times, the first as a cellist and the second as a pianist.
He became the conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Arnhem in 1932.
His father was organist and conductor Jacobus Hendrikus Bastiaan Spaanderman Sr.
He was Bart Berman's teacher.