Biography


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. Giora Feidman , “The King of Klezmer”, 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 2015 she founded the project Bridges of Music. Supported by the German Embassy in New York she then 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 Hansastudio 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. She is currently working on her new album Book of Bridges.

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



Press Citation


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

“The trio enchanted the audience with musical magic and conveyed that music can break all boundaries and act as a bridge between people of different cultures.” (Staats-Zeitung)

“In her homeland she is still considered as an insider tip.” (Ronald Klein – tip Berlin)

“The Berlin Fräuleinwunder” (Nicole Graner – Süddeutsche Zeitung)

“Great musical sensibility” (Berliner Morgenpost)

“Fragile yet enormously energetic tone poem” (Zitty)

“What she plays on her instruments indiscriminately and in the same way sensitively sensual, then released and extroverted, she has in her head, in her hands and in her breath. This will be on the clarinet and bass clarinet liveliest, beautiful music” (Karl-Heinz Veit – Thüringer Allgemeine)

“A touching and refreshing work” (Tessiner Zeitung)

“A remarkable expression of our time” (Carsten Dürer – Piano News)

“In the exciting interplay of the musicians, the true spirit of jazz is more noticeable than in even the most “avant-garde” sound experiments of many freelance improvisers.” (Nathan Nörgel – Wasser Prawda)