Becker, Hugo

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Becker, Hugo Gender: M
Jean Otto Eric Hugo Becker
born on 13 February 1863 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Strasbourg, France, 48n35, 7e45
Timezone LMT m7e45 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 24°06' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 17°52 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 16°30'

Hugo Becker


German cellist, cello teacher, and composer. He studied at a young age with Alfredo Piatti, and later Friedrich Grützmacher in Dresden.

In 1884, Becker was appointed solo cellist with the Frankfurt Opera Orchestra, and the following year became the leading cello teacher at the Frankfurt Hoch Conservatory. From 1909 to 1929, he was professor of cello at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin; among his students was George Georgescu, who would replace him as cellist in the Marteau Quartet before forsaking the cello for the conductor's podium on account of a hand injury.

During this time Becker also toured extensively and played chamber music with Eugène Ysaÿe and Ferruccio Busoni in a piano trio, and later with Artur Schnabel and Carl Flesch as the third Schnabel Trio between 1914 and 1921.

He died on 30 July 1941 in Geiselgasteig.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Heermann, Hugo (born 3 March 1844). Notes: Members of "Museums-Quartett"


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate n°340 from the online Bas-Rhin departmental archives, image 97/131. French Wikipedia incorrectly has 1864.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Cellist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Music teacher (Cello)