I am very sad to inform you that Conrad Schnitzler passed away two days ago, on August 4th, 2011, at the age of 74. He had cancer and was given a maximum of six months to live, but death came to him much sooner than we expected.
I was in touch with Conrad as late as one week before he passed away. In one of his last e-mails he wrote about death. He said he wanted to go fast. And he ended the e-mail by saying «I want to make no-one sad. Everybody must go, so no prob for me.» I can’t tell you how hard it is to follow this last wish right now.
Conrad left us his works, a huge contribution to the music history through more than 40 years. It was a great honour and an immense pleasure working with Con. He was a fantastic musician, and a truly great man. His music will live on, and our memories of him will never fade.