2015: receiving the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
The couple Eva and Wilhelm Becker laid the foundation stone for the distinguished festival in Darmstadt in 1984. Between 1985 and 1996, the event was held at the municipal theatre in Rüsselsheim, the Rhein-Main region of Germany.
In 1997, the Altrheinhalle in Stockstadt am Rhein became the new home of the “Stockstädter Blockflötenfesttage“(Stockstadt Recorder Festival).
For reasons relating to their age, the couple handed over artistic direction and financial responsibility in 2017.