Jacqueline Du Pre

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Birthday
26, 1945
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 19, 1987 (42)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
26, 1945
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 19, 1987 (42)

About

Acclaimed cellist who was most well known for her association with Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor and who has performed with numerous orchestras including the London Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

Before Fame

She started playing at a young age after she heard a cello on the radio and told her mother she wanted one. In 1960, after winning several local competitions, she won the Gold Medal of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Trivia

She was the subject of the 1998 film Hilary and Jackie which was received with controversy due to allegations of stretching the truth of her private life.

Family Life

She was married to Daniel Barenboim from 1967 until her death. She passed away from multiple sclerosis.

Associated With

She performed under composer Leonard Bernstein.