Katia Labèque

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Date of Birth March 11, 1950
Place of Birth France
Age 70 years old
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The Labèque sisters, Katia and Marielle, are an internationally known French piano duo.

About Katia Labèque

With her younger sister Marielle she became part of the internationally acclaimed piano duo the French sisters Labèque.

Before Fame

She and her sister recorded their first album under the artistic direction of composer Olivier Messiaen.

Achievement

She and her sister contributed greatly to the repertoire of two pianos and percussion, debuting a two-piano version of Philip Glass' Four Movements and Maurice Ravel's Boléro.

Family Life

Her father was a doctor and a rugby football player who was also passionate about music, singing in the Bordeaux Opera choir. Her mother had been taught piano by the renowned Marguerite Long.

Associations

She and her sister experienced their worldwide breakthrough after they sold more than a half million copies of their 1980 two-piano recording of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

Information related to Katia and Marielle Labèque

  • Classical piano duos
  • EMI Classics and Virgin Classics artists
  • Deutsche Grammophon artists
  • French classical pianists
  • Sibling musical duos
  • 21st-century classical pianists
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Latest information about Katia Labèque updated on August 10, 2020.

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