Hekking, Gérard, French cellist and teacher, cousin of André Hekking and Anton Hekking; b.Nancy, Aug. 22, 1879; d. Paris, June 5, 1942. He studied at the Paris Cons., winning 1st prize (1899). He was 1st cellist of the Concertgebouw Orch. in Amsterdam (1903–14) and taught at the Amsterdam Cons.; also made tours in Russia, Spain, Germany, and France. In 1927 he became a prof, at the Paris Cons. He wrote several cello pieces, and also revised Principes de la technique du violoncelle of François Gervais (Paris, 1930).
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