Katia and Marielle Labèque are an internationally known French piano duo with a carreer that spans over five decades. They rose to international fame in 1980 with their rendition of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, sold in more than half million copies and have since developed a stunning career with performances worldwide. They are regular guests with the most prestigious orchestras around the world including Berlin Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Vienna Philharmonic under the direction of conductors like Marin Alsop, John Eliot Gardiner and Semyon Bychkov to name but few. They play in festivals and renowned venues worldwide including the Vienna Musikverein, Hamburg Musikhalle, Munich Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall, La Scala and Berlin Philharmonie. Their broad and ever expanding repertoire covers more than five centuries and different musical styles, contemporary classical music, minimal music, baroque music on period instruments, flamenco, jazz , pop music and experimental rock. In 1969 they recorded their first album Les Visions de l'Amen by Olivier Messiaen under the artistic direction of the composer himself. They have ever since collaborated with an impressive group of contemporary composers including Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, György Ligeti, Philip Glass, Thomas Adès, Louis Andriessen and Osvaldo Golijov. Recent collaborations include working with Bryce Dessner (from the National) and Tom Yorke (from Radiohead). Earlier this year Deutsche Grammophone released an album with music by Bryce Dessner, performed by the Labèque sisters.