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Not to be confused with the Violist [a=Robert Becker]
Born June 22, 1947 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Generally considered to be one of the world's premier virtuoso performers on the xylophone and marimba. Becker has been a regular member of the ensemble Steve Reich and Musicians since 1973.
As a founding member of the percussion ensemble NEXUS, he has been involved with the collection and construction of a unique multi-cultural body of instruments as well as the development of an extensive and eclectic repertoire of chamber and concerto works for percussion. Becker's performing experience spans nearly all of the musical disciplines where percussion is found.