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 of Europe and America with conductors including Semyon Bychkov, Lionel Bringuier, Sir Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Kristjan Järvi, Pavo Järvi, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Antonio Pappano, Georges Prêtre, Sir Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leonard Slatkin, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Jaap Van Zweden.

The 17-18 season includes performances with the New York Philharmonic with Jaap van Zweden, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Konzerthaus with Camerata Salzburg, Elb Philharmonie Hamburg with Bryce Dessner, a European tour with the Concertgebouw Orchestra and Semyon Bychkov, Easter Festival Salzburg with Dresden Staatskapelle, and the creation of Bryce Dessner's concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and San Francisco Symphony, among others.

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. On May 26, 2015 they presented the world premiere of Philip Glass' Concerto written for them with the LA Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel. New concertos by Bryce Dessner and Nico Muhly, written especially for the Labeques, will be ready in 2018 and 2019.

For their own label KML recordings, they released Sisters (2014) with a selection of musical pieces from their personal and professional lives. Fall 2015 saw the release of the DVD from the documentary The Labèque Way produced by "El Deseo" (Pedro Almodovar) and filmed by Félix Cábez.  Previous releases include a Gershwin-Bernstein album, and their project Minimalist Dream House (50 years of minimalist music). The Labeques' KML Recordings recently joined the historical label Deutsche Grammophon. Their most recent record is Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" and Debussy's "Epigraphes Antiques". Their next album, "Moondog Minimalist Dream House", will be released in spring of 2018 ... read full bio