Wurm, Marie



Contemporary English pianist and composer. She was born at Southampton, England; went to Germany to study; was a pupil at the Stuttgart Conservatory under Pruckner and Stark and studied several years under the direction of Johann Raff and Mme. Schumann. In 1884 she won the Mendelssohn Scholarship, the most valuable prize in England open to competition among students of music, and three times in succession won the London Mendelssohn Scholarship. As concert pianist she achieved merited success in London, also met with success in Leipsic, Berlin and other German cities. Her compositions include sonata for violin and piano; sonata for piano and violoncello; piano concerto; concert overture for large orchestra; a lullaby for string orchestra; various pieces for the piano; madrigals, songs and part-songs.