Schradieck, (Carl Franz) Henry [Heinrich]
- W.W. Cobbett
- , revised by David Charlton
- and Jonas Westover
(b Hamburg, Germany, Apr 29, 1846; d Brooklyn, NY, Mar 25, 1918). American violinist, teacher, conductor, and composer, of German birth. He studied under Hubert Léonard at the Brussels Conservatory (1854–8) and Ferdinand David in Leipzig (1859–61). In 1865 he was appointed violin professor at the Moscow Conservatory and was concertmaster of the Hamburg Philharmonic Society orchestra (1868–74) and the Gewandhaus concerts (1874–83) in Leipzig, where he also taught at the conservatory. In 1883 he went to the Cincinnati College of Music as teacher until 1889; he also founded and conducted their orchestra. While there, he began his career as a conductor, auditioning for the position of conductor of the Cincinnati Orchestra Association Company, that city’s first regularly performing symphony. After returning to his position in Hamburg for four years, he moved permanently to the USA in 1894, first settling in New York as a violin professor. Schradieck’s career blossomed in that city, where he regularly gave performances and conducted various groups, including the Euterpe Symphony Society. He taught at the South Broad Street Conservatory in Philadelphia from ...