Daughter of the celebrated Friederich Wieck, and sister of Clara Schumann. She was born in Leipsic. Although surpassed by her more brilliant sister, Marie Wieck has won fame as a pianist. She was appointed Court pianist to the Prince Hohenzollern in 1858, visited England in 1864, givng performances in London. She has been a successful teacher of piano and singing; has written some very excellent pianopieces and a number of songs, and edited several of her father's works. Most of her life has been spent in Dresden.