Jacqueline du Pré
I am happy to introduce you, my favorite cellist. She is very close to my heart not only because of her musical talent but also because of her illness.
Jacqueline du Pré, (born January 26, 1945, Oxford, England—died October 19, 1987, London), British cellist whose emotive style propelled her to international stardom by age 20. Although du Pré’s playing career was cut short by illness, she is regarded as one of the 20th century’s greatest cellists. On October 1973, she was finally diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
The diagnosis ended her playing career, although she continued to teach when her health permitted it.
Her Memorial Fund is dedicated to musicians, with disabilities.
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