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  • Katia & Marielle Labèque

  • Katia & Marielle Labèque

  • Katia & Marielle Labèque

Katia & Marielle Labèque

Katia and Marielle Labèque are sibling pianists renowned for their ensemble of synchronicity and energy. 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 are regular guests with the most prestigious orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Filarmonia della Scala, Philadelphia Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Vienna Philharmonic, under the direction of Semyon Bychkov, Lionel Bringuier, Sir Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Kristjan Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Antonio Pappano, Georges Prêtre, Sir Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leonard Slatkin, Michael Tilson Thomas and Jaap van Zweden.

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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, Il Pomo d’Oro and also toured with The Age of Enlightenment & Sir Simon Rattle.

Katia and Marielle have had the privilege of working with many composers including Thomas Adès, Louis Andriessen, Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, György Ligeti and Olivier Messiaen. In May 2015 they premiered Philip Glass’s new Concerto at Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles together with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel. In 2018 Bryce Dessner will complete a Concerto written specially for the piano duo.

The Labèques play in festivals and renowned venues worldwide including the Vienna Musikverein, Hamburg Musikhalle, Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall, La Scala, Berlin Philharmonie, Blossom, Hollywood Bowl, Lucerne, BBC Proms, Ravinia, Tanglewood and Salzburg. An audience of more than 33.000 attended a gala concert with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Sir Simon Rattle at Berlin’s Waldbühne, now available on DVD (EuroArts). A record audience of more than 100.000 attended the Vienna Summer Night Concert 2016 in Schönbrunn (now available on CD and DVD by Sony), where Katia and Marielle played with the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Semyon Bychkov. More than 1.5 Million viewers followed the event worldwide on the TV.

For their own label KML recordings, they have released the CD Sisters (2014) with a selection of musical pieces from their personal and professional lives. Previous releases include a Gershwin/ Bernstein album and their project Minimalist Dream House (50 years of Minimalist music).

Last DVD release in collaboration with Euroarts has been released in March 2017; “The Labèque Way, a letter to Katia and Marielle by Alessandro Baricco” produced by El Deseo (Pedro and Augustin Almodóvar) and filmed by Félix Cábez.
Katia and Marielle Labèque 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’s latest projects is a concert around Moondog's music, in collaboration with Kings Place in London, in continuity to their work on Minimalist composers.

In May 2015 the show Love Stories with the new piece Star-Cross'd Lovers by David Chalmin was premiered at the Paris Philharmonie. This original composition for two pianos, electric guitar and drums is based on the Shakespearean drama Romeo and Juliet. The choreography for 7 dancers is created by world-renowned break-dancer Yaman Okur (Madonna, Cirque du Soleil). The show was also presented in Paris in June 2016 at Chatelet, and the European tour lasted until October 2016.

Labèque’s label KML Recordings joined the historical label Deutsche Grammophon in summer 2016. A 2 CDs re-edition of their album Minimalist Dream House follows their concert at the Philharmonie de Paris on the 25th of September together with the first recording of their project “Love Stories”. Their new record with Deutsche Grammophon dedicated to Stravinsky's “Rite of Spring” and Debussy's “Epigraphes Antiques” has been released in November 2016. At the same time the biography "Une vie à quatre mains" by Renaud Machart has been published by Buchet-Chastel.

Website: www.labeque.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/labeque.official
Twitter : @KMLabeque

As of Season 2017/2018
Please use this by Weigold & Böhm authorized Biography only.

 

Katia Labèque - Piano Solo

One of the most acclaimed musicians of our time, Katia Labèque has earned universal admiration for her extraordinary virtuosity and exceptional communicativeness in concert. Katia Labèque‘s childhood was full of music and traditional studies were integrated in the lessons by her mother, Ada Cecchi, a pupil of Marguerite Long. Favoring her anti-conformist spirit, Katia has an eclectic repertoire that ranges from Bach to contemporary avant-garde.

As a duo with her sister Marielle, she has had an important international career, invited by the most prestigious orchestras, including the Berliner Philharmoniker, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the symphony orchestras of Boston and Chicago, the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, Leipzig Gewandhaus, London Symphony, Philharmonia, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Filarmonica della Scala and Wiener Philharmoniker. The impressive itinerary has taken her to the most important festivals, from Berlin to Blossom, Hollywood Bowl, Lucerne, the Proms of London, Ravinia, Tanglewood and Salzburg Easter Festival. An audience of more than 33,000 attended a gala concert with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Sir Simon Rattle at Berlin’s Waldbühne, now available on DVD (EuroArts).

Katia had the privilege of working with many composers including Thomas Adès, Louis Andriessen, Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, György Ligeti and Olivier Messiaen. In May 2015 Katia and her sister Marielle premiered Philip Glass’s new Concerto at Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles together with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel. In 2018 Bryce Dessner will complete a Concerto written specially for the piano duo.

For their own label KML Recordings, they have released the CD Sisters (2014) with a selection of musical pieces from their personal and professional lives. Labèque’s label KML Recordings joined the historical label Deutsche Grammophon in summer 2016.

Last DVD release has been released in March 2017; “The Labèque Way, a letter to Katia and Marielle by Alessandro Baricco” produced by El Deseo (Pedro and Augustin Almodóvar) and filmed by Félix Cábez. Previous releases include a Gershwin/ Bernstein album and their project Minimalist Dream House (50 years of Minimalist music).

Besides the duo with her sister, Katia Labèque created an extraordinary new duo with the violinist Viktoria Mullova in 2001, which, from the beginning enjoyed great success with the public and critics: together they have played at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Musikverein in Vienna, Musikhalle of Hamburg, Munich Philharmonic and again in Lucerne, Paris, Belgrade, Athens,

Rome, Florence, London, etc. and recorded a CD Récital (KLM 1110/Onyx 4015) with the music of Schubert, Ravel and Stravinsky (www.klmrecordings.com). In 2015/16 they will again be touring together in Italy, South America, England, Germany and Spain.

In May 2015 the show Love Stories with the new piece Star-Cross'd Lovers by David Chalmin was premiered at the Paris Philharmonie. This original composition for two pianos, electric guitar and drums is based on the Shakespearean drama Romeo and Juliet. The choreography for 7 dancers is created by world-renowned break-dancer Yaman Okur (Madonna, Cirque du Soleil). The show was also presented in Paris in June 2016 at Chatelet, and the European tour lasted until October 2016.

Katia’s most recent solo project «Moondog» took place in June 2016 at festival de Fourvieres in Lyon with the band «Triple Sun», the Paris Opera Ballet Etoile Marie Agnes Gillot and the dancers Yaman Okur and Stephane Deheselle.

A record audience of more than 100.000 attended the Vienna Summer Night Concert 2016 in Schönbrunn (now available on CD and DVD by Sony), where Katia and Marielle played with the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Semyon Bychkov. More than 1.5 Million viewers followed the event worldwide on the TV.

Website: http://www.labeque.com                    www.fondazionekml.org                              Twitter: @KMLabeque

As of Season 2017/2018
Please use this by Weigold & Böhm authorized Biography only.

Future projects

01.07.2018 bis 31.07.2018


Katia und Marielle Labèque, Klavierduo
Partner: Raphaël Séguinier & Gonzalo Grau, Percussion

20.08.2018 bis 30.08.2018


Katia und Marielle Labèque, Klavierduo
Partner: Raphaël Séguinier & Gonzalo Grau, Percussion

01.10.2018 bis 07.10.2018


Katia und Marielle Labèque, Klavierduo
Partner: Raphaël Séguinier & Gonzalo Grau, Percussion

01.11.2018 bis 20.11.2018


Katia und Marielle Labèque, Klavierduo
Partner: Raphael Séguinier, Gonzalo Grau - Perkussion

14.01.2019 bis 30.01.2019


Katia und Marielle Labèque, Klavierduo
Partner: Raphael Séguinier & Gonzalo Grau, Percussion

07.04.2019 bis 11.04.2019


Katia und Marielle Labèque, Klavierduo