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Becker, Markus (piano)
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Markus Becker (piano)

For many years, Markus Becker has impressed audiences and critics alike as a persuasive and articulate interpreter of the piano literature from Bach to Rihm. Being a virtuoso jazz improviser, he is also an exception among classical pianists. Markus Becker regularly performs at venues such as the Ruhr Piano Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the Kissinger Sommer. He has played with orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, RSB Berlin, the radio symphony orchestras of the NDR, WDR and SWR in Germany, and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Howard Griffiths, Michael Sanderling and Thierry Fischer.

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 the Hanover Academy for Music, Theatre and Media.

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-Prize 2000’ 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, sonatas by Hindemith and Reubke, Erwin Schulhoff with violinist Tanja Becker-Bender, and Reger cello sonatas with Alban Gerhardt.


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