After training as an electrical engineer, Philipp Steiner started as a sound engineer assistant and later continued as a sound engineer at Radio DRS. He then studied singing and church music at Lucerne Conservatory and went on tours through Europe as a drummer and singer. He received further training in opera singing from Gwen Catli, London, Carlo Zattoni, Freiburg and Eva Krasznai, Basel.
He has been working as a vocal pedagogue for over 20 years, also at the Migros Club School and as a soloist in various productions such as Theodora by G.F. Handel, as Papageno in the Magic Flute for children by W.A. Mozart with over 500 performances in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. His other roles include the main role El Gallo in the musical The Fantastics, Jackie Brown in Brecht / Weill's Threepenny Opera and Charley in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. Philipp Steiner participated in various church music performances as cantor at home and abroad and recorded for Universal Music Switzerland.
As part of the ensemble of the Helmut Förnbacher Theater Company Basel, he plays Pierre in Le Prénom, a harsh Parisian cop in The Piggy Bank – La Cagnotte and contributes his musical experience and vocals to the play Die Affäre Rue de Lourcine. He also plays the police inspector in The Physicists and the pastor, the butcher and the reporter in The Visit of the Old Lady and Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire. Currently he is on stage as the judge in Ferdinand von Schirach's Terror.
Philipp Steiner is the owner of OSLO STUDIOS AG, Basel, a nationally and internationally active company for radio and television advertising and event technology.