Schradieck, Henry



Noted violinist, teacher and conductor; born at Hamburg. Was first taught by his father, a violin teacher, then studied at the Brussels Conservatory, from 1857 to 1858, with Leonard, and from 1859 to 1861 with David at Leipsic. In 1863 he became leader of a private orchestra at Bremen; was a teacher at the Moscow Conservatory from 1864 to 1868, then leader of the Philharmonic concerts in Hamburg, and from 1874 to 1882, leader with Rontgen of the Gewandhaus Orchestra and the theatre orchestra at Leipsic. He also taught for a time at the Leipsic Conservatory. In 1883 Schradieck came to America and was professor of violin at the Cincinnati Conservatory until 1889, when he returned to his native country to again become leader of the Hamburg Philharmonic Society. In 1894 he again came to America and settled in New York, becoming head of the National Conservatory. Later he was appointed head of the violin department of the Broad Street Conservatory, Philadelphhia, a post he still holds, although e resides in Brooklyn. Schradieck is highly regarded as a musician and has published many valuable technical studies for violin; a Guide to the Study of Chords; Finger Exercises and The First Position. He has also composed twenty-five studies for his instrument.