Conrad Steinmann was born in Rapperswil in 1951 and studied recorder at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. In 1972 , he won first prize at the International Recorder Competition in Bruges in Belgium. From 1975 to 1982, he taught at the Z├╝rich Music Academy. In 1982, he was appointed to the staff of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. In 1991 he was awarded the Arts Prize of the C.H.Ernst Stiftung in Winterthur. Conrad Steinmann is a member of the recorder ensemble 'diferencias'. He received particular impetus from his singing lessons with Kurt Widmer, from his work with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and from his work as performer and concert organizer of contemporary music. He has given the world premi─Źres of numerous works that were written for him, by for exemple M. K├Ąser, R. Kelterborn, H.Marti, R.Moser, U.P.Schneider, P.Streiff, M.Wehrli, B.Tr├╝mpy, H.U.Lehmann and V. Ekimovsky. He is particularly interested in the research into and resurrection of the music of the Ancient Greeks.