Henri Wieniawski was born in Lublin, Poland, July 10, 1835.
He studied at the Paris Conservatory with Clavel, Massart, and Colet, was an instructor in the St. Petersburg Conservatory in 1862-67, and in 1864 was appointed solo violinist to the Czar.
In 1875-77 he was professor of violin in the conservatory at Brussels. His extensive tours included a visit to the United States with Rubinstein in 1872.
Among his compositions are two concertos, several fantasias, salon pieces, and violin studies.
He died in Moscow, March 31, 1880.