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Marielle and Katia Labèque (Photo of Marielle and Katia Labèque)

Katia and Marielle Labèque

These nonconformist pianists set upon repertoire from eclectic to the unexpected. Daughters of Ada Cecchi, a former student of Marguerite Long, Katia and Marielle Labèque's childhood was filled with music. From the onset, they dedicated themselves to contemporary music, including the work of composers such as Boulez, Berio, Ligeti and Messiaen. Their encounters with Luciano Berio left indelible impacts and encouraged her to be unimpeded to all styles of music. Their repertoire include a broad range of seemingly contradictory types of music, in which they move comfortably from Bach, Brahms, Liszt, Mozart, Stravinsky, Gershwin, Bernstein, Takemitsu, Lutoslawsky to the young contemporary composers.