Hekking, Anton, Dutch cellist and teacher, brother ofAndré Hekking; b. The Hague, Sept. 7, 1856; d. Berlin, Nov. 18, 1935. He was the son of the Dutch-born French cellist Robert Gérard Hekking (1820–75). He studied with Joseph Giese at the Paris Cons. After touring the U.S. with Essipova, he was 1st cellist in the Berlin Phil. (1884-88; 1898-1902), the Boston Sym. Orch. (1889–91), and the N.Y. Sym. Orch. (1895–98). He also taught at the Stern Cons, in Berlin.
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