Johannes Steinbauer was born in 1973 in Bavaria and started drumming in a brass band at the age of 11.
Later, he was taught by Christian Obermaier, who laid the groundwork for his professional training.
In 1993, whilst studying with Prof. Arnold F. Riedhammer at the „Richard Strauss Konservatorium“ in Munich, Johannes Steinbauer won a position as percussionist in the „Beethoven Orchester Bonn“. In 2001 he was appointed Principal Percussionist of the „WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln“.
Studies for Snare drum and percussion were written in 2019, based on decades of orchestral experience. In 2020, Johannes Steinbauer composed his first solo pieces, including the “2020” Triolgy for vibraphone and percussion, which was recorded by the Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne in 2021.