lives in Basel, Switzerland, since 1957.
He pursued his musical training at the Musikhochschule Freiburg un-
der Gustav Scheck (flute) and Konrad Lechner (choral conducting and
He taught flute in his native town, were he was also active as a choral
conductor. In the meantime, he dedicated himself to the recorder and
the baroque traverso. Thus began a long period of recordings, which
he made for the Cologne West German Radio (WDR).
Since 1957, he has taught recorder, traverso and ensemble conducting
at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. Between 1976 and 1979 he was
head of the Basel Conservatory, where he taught choral conducting
and conducted the Conservatory choirs.
Since the 1950s, Hans-Martin Linde has had a major influence on the
historically informed interpretation of music for the recorder and tra-
verso. He is the author of several performance handbooks, and has
published numerous editions and musicological articles.
He has toured the world, both as a teacher and performer, and has
recorded extensively. He has been invited to conduct numerous choirs
and orchestras for recordings, concerts,operas and music festivals.
Between 1984 and 2000, Hans-Martin Linde conducted the Cappel-
la Coloniensis for the WDR. This pioneering ensemble was the first
baroque orchestra to play on historical instruments, and served as a
model for subsequent baroque ensembles.