With her younger sister Marielle she became part of the internationally acclaimed piano duo the French sisters Labèque.
She and her sister recorded their first album under the artistic direction of composer Olivier Messiaen.
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.
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.