Faculty

 

Faculty Picture

Branch:

Mission

Instrument:

Viola, Violin

Genres:

Any, Classical, Jazz & Blues (Gospel, Traditional, Funk), Latin, Traditional Folk (Us/Int)

Abraham Becker

(2004) Abraham Becker began violin lessons as a five-year old with Aaron Klasse, a disciple of Leopold Auer. He went on to study with S.Bajour, and, later, in LA, with A.Traeger. As a teacher, he specializes in individual instruction and has a long history of coaching chamber music ensembles, most recently at Humboldt State University.

Erik Friedman’s assistant in his Master Classes in Brazil and has performed with N.Hu and A.Mandl. He has soloed with various orchestras and has served as concertmaster for groups such as Avellaneda Symphony, Argentina, Solano Symphony, and for shows such as Chicago, Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, Forever Tango in BA and tours to Mexico, China, Japan and throughout the US.

Member of the National Symphony and of the Colon Opera in Buenos Aires and La Plata Chamber Orchestra. He is presently assistant principal second violin with the Stockton Symphony, plays regularly with the Modesto Symphony and other orchestras around the Bay Area. Also speaks Spanish.