Mary Wurm Royaume-Uni Mary J. A. Wurm (18 May 1860 in Southampton – 21 January 1938 in Munich) was an English pianist and composer. Mary Wurm was born in England, the sister of Alice Verne-Bredt, Mathilde Verne, and Adela Verne. She lived in Stuttgart as a child, but later returned to London. She studied piano with Clara Schumann and composition with Charles Villiers Stanford. Wurm became a noted pianist, and in 1898 founded and conducted a women's orchestra in Berlin.