Iris du Pré
|Iris du Pré|
|Born||Iris Maude Greep
6 June 1914
|Died||27 September 1985(aged 71)|
Life and career
Her career was disrupted by the events of World War II, when she was unable to perform as often. She then started teaching and travelling. Iris married Derek du Pré in 1940, an accountant whom she met by chance when he was travelling in Poland. She was already a professional musician, her own compositions including part of the Ballet de la Jeunesse Anglaise performed in 1941.
As a music teacher, she recognized her daughters' talents, and Iris started the education of her two daughters early with the flute and cello. She taught music in the public sector as well at places like Apsley Grammar School in Hemel Hempstead during the 1970s.
- du Pre family history accessed 5/26/2015
- Wilson, Elizabeth A. M. (1999). Jacqueline du Pré: Her Life, Her Music, Her Legend. London: Faber and Faber. ISBN 0-571-20017-6.
- Easton, Carol (2000). Jacqueline du Pré: A Biography. Cambridge: Da Capo Press. ISBN 0-306-80976-1.
- Du Pré, Piers; du Pré, Hilary (1997). A Genius in the Family: An Intimate Memoir of Jacqueline du Pré. London: Sinclair-Stevenson. ISBN 1-85619-753-0.