Henry Schradieck (1846–1918) was one of the foremost violin teachers of his day. He wrote a series of albums of studies for the violin, the most known of those is being offered herewith.
Henry Schradieck was born in Hamburg, he received his first violin lessons from his father, and made his first public appearance at the age of six. Afterwards he went to Leipzig, where he became a pupil of Ferdinand David. In 1863 he became a soloist at the Reinthaler concerts at Bremen. The following year he went to Moscow as Professor of the violin. In 1868 Schradieck returned to Hamburg, to take up the position of conductor of the Philharmonic Society, vacated by Leopold Auer. After six years he became concertmaster at the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig, professor at the Leipzig Conservatory, and leader of the theater orchestra.
Later in the course of his life he moved to United States and continued his extraordinary career. His Exercises are absolutely indispensable in the process of bringing up young violinists, they help to develop the feeling of position, strengthen intonation and are the keystone to the velocity of the violin playing.