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Markus Becker’s chamber music partners include Albrecht Mayer, Nils Mönkemeyer, Adrian Brendel, Igor Levit, Sharon Kam and Alban Gerhardt. He studied with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and for many years benefited from the advice and inspiration of Alfred Brendel. Since 1993 he has been a professor at Hanover’s Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien.
Following his debut album of the F sharp minor sonatas of Brahms and Schumann, and further recordings for Harmonia Mundi and EMI, Markus Becker recorded the first complete edition of Max Reger’s piano works. This series of twelve CDs was awarded the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis and the Echo Klassik award for the best solo recording of music from the nineteenth century. For Hyperion, Markus has recorded piano concertos by Widor, Jadassohn and Draeseke, Bach-Reger transcriptions, piano sonatas by Hindemith and Reubke, Erwin Schulhoff violin sonatas with Tanja Becker-Bender, and Reger cello sonatas and Rostropovich Encores with Alban Gerhardt.