Pianist Jacqueline du PrÃ©?
Jacqueline du PrÃ© was recognized as one of the world’s leading cellists before her career, and life, were cut terribly short. Â
What if du PrÃ©, whose career was shortened by multiple sclerosis and passed away in 1987 at the 42-years-old, had decided she preferred another instrument? Â Would we still know her name?
Du PrÃ© began her cello studies at the age of five, so her path was set quite early. Â However, we have seen athletes who could have excelled in multiple sports, such as Bo Jackson. Â What would have happened if du PrÃ© had followed in her mother Iris du PrÃ©’s footsteps and become a pianist?
In the short video below, Jacqueline du PrÃ© demonstrates her talents at the keyboard, playing for none other than pianist/conductor and husbandÂ Daniel Barenboim. Â In the above video, as well as here, you can find out more about du PrÃ©’s life in the words of the cellist, her family and friends.