violoncellist

“She was thought of as a Golden Girl. A beautiful young woman with a superabundant talent, a smiling face and a winning combination in her personality of shyness and modesty allied to ferocious determination and an incorruptible honesty both in her life and in her music.”

“She was an incredibly gifted cellist and a beautiful artist, but I believe she accelerated her own destruction because she expended so much energy in her performances. I publicly stated long before she got sick that a human being’s body cannot take what she did to it. I grieve for her because she was a valuable human being and a great musician.”
- Janos Starker on Jacqueline du Pré

Interview by Tim Janof, 1996.