Gérard Hekking

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Gérard Hekking

Gérard Hekking (24 August 1879 – 5 June 1942) was a French cellist.

Born in Nancy, he served as first cellist of the Concertgebouw Orchestra from 1903 until 1914. In 1912 Alphons Diepenbrock composed his Berceuse (“Le Seigneur a dit à son enfant”) for him and his wife, a soprano. From 1927 until his death he taught cello at the Paris Conservatory. He died in Paris in 1942, aged 62.

Hekking was the cousin of cellists André and Anton Hekking.


  • David Ewen, Encyclopedia of Concert Music. New York; Hill and Wang, 1959.