Una Bourne

Una Bourne seated at a piano.
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Una Bourne
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Una Bourne, pianist and composer, was born in Mudgee NSW in 1882. She was a child prodigy, who was performing publicly by the 1890s, playing at a benefit concert for Amy Castles in 1899.

Her talent was recognised by Nellie Melba who selected her as her associate artist for tours in 1907, 1909 and 1912. She also accompanied Melba on her tour of Australia in 1920.

Bourne made many recordings with the record label His Masters Voice, some of which were her own compositions. She also recorded multiple works by the French female composer, Cecile Chaminade.