Gifted pianist; born in Liverpool; the daughter of a highly esteemed teacher of music. She studied at the Leipsic Conservatory of Music from 1872 to 1877 with Wenzel and Reinecke, winning the Mendelssohn prize for her proficiency. She made her debut at the Gewandhaus in Leipsic in 1877, and the same year was heard successfully at the Crystal Palace, London, and at the London Popular concerts. Since then she has appeared in the English provinces, on the Continent, and has played at Liverpool, Manchester, Amsterdam and other cities. Miss Schirmacher has composed and published a suite; a valsecaprice; a sonata; serenade; evening song; and other compositions for the piano.