|Katia & Marielle Labèque|
|A, D, CH, EE, AUS, NZ, Asia|
|Early collaboration with Messian, Boulez, Berio | Bach Celebration 200 ORF worldwide broadcast from Musikverein Vienna | intermission film Vienna Philharmonic New Years Concert ORF | Waldbuhne Berlin 2005 capacity audience worldwide broadcast with Berlin Philharmonic & Sir Simon Rattle | Labèque Foundation & KML Records founded 2006|
|Erato, BMG, Sony, Philips, KML Records|
These nonconformist pianists boast a repertory from the eclectic to the unexpected. Daughters of Ada Cecchi, a former student of Marguerite Long, Katia and Marielle Labèque spent a childhood filled with music. Their repertoire includes a broad range of material, from pre-Bach on period instruments to 21st century composers.
They have a stunning career throughout the world and have been guests of the most prestigious orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus, London Symphony, the Philharmonia, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Filarmonica della Scala, Philadelphia Orchestra, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Dresden Staatskapelle and Vienna Philharmonic. They have played under the direction of conductors such as Giovanni Antonini, Semyon Bychkov, Gustavo Dudamel, Charlie Dutoit, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Zubin Mehta, Antonio Pappano, Sir Simon Rattle, Esa Pekka Salonen, Leonard Slatkin,Michael Tilson Thomas etc.. They are regular guests at Festivals, including Berlin, Blossom, the Hollywood Bowl, Lucerne, Ludwisburg, Mozartwoche Salzburg, Mostly Mozart New York, The Proms, Ravinia, Rheingau, Ruhr, Schleswig Holstein, Tanglewood, and the Salzburg Easter and Pentecote Festivals. (www.labeque.com)
Their first recording for Philips, of Gershwin´s Rhapsody in Blue, received a Gold Disc immediately after its release. Since then Katia and Marielle Labèque have made numerous recordings for Philips, Sony and EMI.
The aspiration to build a bridge crossing all aspects of contemporary creation has led Katia and Marielle to form their own label, KML Recordings.
In 2005 Katia and Marielle Labèque launched the KML Foundation aimed at furthering research and developing awareness of the duo piano repertory through meetings between artists of all fields. One of their projects has been a programme for children under the auspices of the Berlin Philharmonic Foundation’s programme Zukunft@BPhil, brought into existence by Sir Simon Rattle. (www.fondazionekml.com)
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