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Henryk Wieniawski  (10 July 1835 – 31 March 1880) 

Henryk Wieniawski was a Polish composer and violinist who lived from 1835 to 1880. He was born in Lublin, Poland, and started playing the violin at a young age. Wieniawski is best known for his virtuosic violin compositions, which showcase his incredible technical skill and musicality.

In addition to his compositions, Wieniawski was also a renowned performer. He gave concerts across Europe and was particularly popular in Russia, where he performed for the royal family. Wieniawski was also known for his collaboration with other musicians, including pianist and composer Frédéric Chopin.

Despite his success, Wieniawski faced numerous challenges in his career. He struggled with financial difficulties and experienced significant health issues, including a stroke that left him partially paralyzed. Despite these challenges, he continued to compose and perform until his untimely death at the age of 44. Today, Wieniawski's compositions are still widely performed and celebrated for their technical difficulty and emotional depth.