‘I first heard Jacqueline du Pre play when I was 11 and attended most of her London concerts from 1963 until her career was tragically cut short by multiple sclerosis ten years later. I wrote Jackie’s Song in response to A Genius in the Family, a book by her own brother and sister which later was the basis of the film Hilary and Jackie.
The book upset me very much as it did not portray the radiant musician I remember so well, first as a brilliant cellist and later, after she became ill, as a friend and colleague. Jackie’s Song is my tribute to Jacqueline du Pre.’
– Julian Lloyd Webber