Carl Ferdinand Becker was a German writer, organist and composer. He studied the piano, harmony and composition, under Schicht and Schneider. At an early age played the piano in public, and later devoted more attention to the organ. He held organistships in Leipzig at the Peters-kirche (1825) and Nikolai-kirche (1837). On the foundation of the Conservatorium in Leipzig, he was invited by Felix Mendelssohn to join the new enterprise, and held the post of organ professor there from 1843 to 1856.