Carl Heinrich Paul Stoeving (1861-1948) was a highly regarded musician and pedagogue. Born in Leipzig, he studied at the conservatory there, before touring all across Europe, Russia, and the United States as a virtuoso concert violinist. In 1896 he settled in London, taking up a role as Professor of Violin at the London Guildhall School of Music. He later taught at Trinity College London and the New York School of Music and Art, among others. He composed several solo performance pieces for Violin, but it is his authoritative historical and educational writings on the instrument that he is best remembered for today.
What Violinists Ought To Know was first published in 1912. It remains an indispensable volume for any Violin player.