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Katia and Marielle Labèque

About this Artist

Katia and Marielle Labèque are regular guests with Berlin Philharmonic, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Dresden Staatskapelle, Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and Vienna Philharmonic, having appeared under the direction of Marin Alsop, Semyon Bychkov, Gustavo Dudamel, Gustavo Gimeno, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Pietari Inkinen, Louis Langrée, Zubin Mehta, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Seiji Ozawa, Antonio Pappano, Matthias Pintscher, Georges Prêtre, Simon Rattle, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Jaap van Zweden.

An audience of more than 33,000 attended a gala concert with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by 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 in Schönbrunn (now available on CD and DVD from Sony). More than 1.5 million viewers followed the event worldwide on television.

The Labèques’ label KML Recordings joined Deutsche Grammophon in 2016.

They have had the privilege of working with many composers, including Thomas Adès, Louis Andriessen, Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Bryce Dessner, Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, György Ligeti, and Olivier Messiaen. At Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, they presented the world premiere of Philip Glass’ Concerto for Two Pianos with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel. Spring of 2018 saw the world premiere of Bryce Dessner’s Concerto for Two Pianos at Royal Festival Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra led by John Storgårds.

At the invitation of the Paris Philharmonie for a special “Week End” program, attention was focused on Amoria, Invocations, and their new project for two guitars and two pianos with David Chalmin and Bryce Dessner, including a piece written for them by Thom Yorke (Don’t Fear the Light) with Thom Yorke as special guest.

The new concerto In Certain Circles, written for them by Nico Muhly, was premiered by Orchestre de Paris with Maxim Emelyanychev in 2021 and the New York Philharmonic with Jaap van Zweden in 2022.

Another recent highlight was a tour through Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands with the Filarmónica Joven de Colombia under Andrés Orozco-Estrada.