Katia and Marielle Labèque
Katia and Marielle Labèque are sibling pianists renowned for their ensemble of synchronicity and energy. Daughters of Ada Cecchi (herself a pupil of Marguerite Long), Katia and Marielle had a childhood filled with music.
Their musical ambitions started at an early age and they rose to international fame with their contemporary rendition of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue (one of the first gold records in classical music) and have since developed a stunning career with performances worldwide. They perform regularly with the most prestigious orchestras.
Katia und Marielle Labèque konzertieren regelmäßig mit den weltbesten Orchestern wie den Berliner Philharmonikern, dem Bayrischen Rundfunk Orchester, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Filarmonia della Scala, Philadelphia Orchestra, der Dresdner Staatskapelle sowie den Wiener Philharmonikern. Sie arbeiten mit Dirigenten wie Semyon Bychkov, Sir Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Kristjan Jarvi, Parvo Jarvi, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Antonio Pappano, Georges Prêtre, Sir Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leonard Slatkin und Michael Tilson Thomas zusammen.
They concluded the year 2012 with three concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic in the Vienna Musikverein under Semyon Bychkov.
They have appeared with Baroque music ensembles such as The English Baroque Soloists with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Il Giardino Armonico with Giovanni Antonini, Musica Antica with Reinhard Goebel and Venice Baroque with Andrea Marcon, and recently toured with The Age of Enlightenment & Sir Simon Rattle.Their next appearance with baroque instruments will be at Theatre des Champs Elysées in May 2016 with Pomo d Oro.
Katia and Marielle have had the privilege of working with many composers including Louis Andriessen, Thomas Adès, Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Philippe Boesmans, Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, György Ligeti, and Olivier Messiaen.
They have also launched the KML Foundation aimed at furthering research and developing awareness of the duo piano repertoire through meetings between artists of all fields. One of the Foundation latest project is a concert around Moondog's music, in collaboration with King's Place in London, in continuity to their work on Minimalist composers, introducing the new group "Ubu Noir".