Eck, Johann Friedrich

1766-1809 or 1810

Distinguished violinist, born in Mannheim. He was the son of a horn-player and studied the violin under Danner. In 1778 he became Court musician, in 1788 bandmaster and afterwards dramatic director of the Court and National Theatres. In 1801 he married a wealthy lady of rank and removed to France, where he died some nine or ten years later. He composed six violin concertos and a concerto-symphony for two violins.