Katia & Marielle Labèque as guests at Gewandhaus zu Leipzig


On 01 and 02 July 2021 Katia & Marielle Labèque performed with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Under the direction of Semyon Bychkov, they interpreted Bryce Dessner's Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, overwhelming the audience and the press:

"The immediate impact of this concerto is also due to the dedicatees, for whom Dessner composed it with such sensitive and nimble fingers: Katia and Marielle Labèque, who also sit at the two Steinways in the Grand Concerts. Now and then, their powerfully sparkling playing is drowned out by the bubbling of the Gewandhaus Orchestra, which Bychkov could gladly put on a somewhat shorter leash. But that does nothing to diminish the effect of this skilfully virtuoso, cleverly arranged, absolutely sure of its effect and yet completely unused music: three movements, three ideas, one breath." (LVZ, 03.07.2021, Peter Korfmacher)

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