Biographie


Before her solo career the composer and musician Beatrix Becker studied classical clarinet and piano. As a bandleader and soloist, she then released numerous albums and played concerts in Germany, Europe, Israel and the United States, alongside other greats like Raul Jaurena, Helmut Eisel, and Giora Feidman, also known as "The King of Klezmer" who later released a recording of her composition "Una Sonrisa" on his album Klezmer Bridges.

In 2012, Beatrix Becker followed her intuition to Buenos Aires and found the vibrant metropolis to be the perfect inspiration for her first solo album, Melody of Love, which was critically acclaimed as "a remarkable reflection of our times" (Carsten Dürer, PIANONews).

As an artist in residence, she spent several months in Switzerland in 2013 - her CD Wassermusiken (Water Music) reflects the impressions of untouched-nature then cast as melodies, which established her as a "tone poet" (Tip Berlin) and cemented her reputation as "the Berlin Fräuleinwunder" (Nicole Graner, Süddeutsche Zeitung) in the event scene.

In 2014 she founded the project Bridges of Music. Then in 2015 with support by the German Embassy in New York she toured from New York to London and then back to Berlin. For VisitBerlin’s 2016 campaign she was invited to Istanbul as the musical representative of Berlin.

In the same year, her new album Phoenix, which was recorded in the Hansastudios in Berlin, was then released.

In 2017 Beatrix Becker gave a concert for the US Embassy honoring Martin Luther King Day. At the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) she presented Bridges of Music during the international symposium Cultural Diplomacy in Germany.

Beatrix Becker earned her reputation as "one of Berlin's finest examples of musical talent" (German World Magazine) in Los Angeles in 2018, where she played a concert for the 50th anniversary of the LA-Berlin Sister City.

In 2018 her new album Kintsugi for clarinet and guitar was released in cooperation with the Dresden guitarist Benjamin Doppscher.

In 2019 she led the Bridges of Music series to Lucerne and Potsdam. Here she performed two cooperative concerts with the Lucerne Choir, supported by the city of Potsdam and the Potsdam-Lucerne Sister City.

In the same year she also performed compositions from her Bridges of Music program at the gala dinner "Peaceful Revolution - 30 Years Fall of The Wall" at Berlin's Bodemuseum.

In 2020, she initiated a collaborative video, called Bridges of Music, on which 50 musicians worldwide virtually made music together during the Covid-19 conditioned "lockdown" in March 2020.

In addition to being an artist and composer, she works as a lecturer and teaches courses in stage training, ensemble playing, composition, and improvisation. This year she published her new album Book of Bridges.

A selection of her compositions has been published by Friedrich Hofmeister Musikverlag and made available since 2017.



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"Instrumentale, äußerst energetische Musik" (Roland Klein - Tip Berlin)

“One of Berlin`s finest examples of musical talent” (Petra Schurmann – German World Magazine)

“Das Trio verzauberte das Publikum mit musikalischer Magie und vermittelte, dass Musik alle Grenzen sprengen und als Brücke zwischen Menschen unterschiedlichster Kulturen wirken kann.” (Staats-Zeitung)

“In ihrer Heimat gilt sie noch immer als Geheimtipp.” (Ronald Klein – tip Berlin)

“Das Berliner Fräuleinwunder” (Nicole Graner – Süddeutsche Zeitung)

“Große musikalische Sensibilität” (Berliner Morgenpost)

“Fragile und trotzdem enorm energetische Tondichtung” (Zitty)

“Was sie auf ihren Instrumenten unterschiedslos und in gleicher Weise einfühlsam sinnlich, dann wieder losgelassen und extrovertiert spielt, hat sie im Kopf, in den Händen und im Atem. Dieser wird auf der Klarinette und Bassklarinette lebendigste, schöne Musik” (Karl-Heinz Veit – Thüringer Allgemeine)

“Ein berührendes und erfrischendes Werk” (Tessiner Zeitung)

“Ein bemerkenswerter Ausdruck unserer Zeit” (Carsten Dürer – Piano News)

“Im spannungsreichen Zusammenspiel der Musikerinnen und Musiker ist der eigentliche Geist des Jazz mehr zu spüren als in noch so “avandgardistisch” daherkommenden Klangexperimenten vieler freier Improvisatoren.” (Nathan Nörgel – Wasser Prawda)