Katia Labèque

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Birthday
11, 1950
Birthplace
France
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
11, 1950 (age 69)
Birthplace
France

About

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.

Trivia

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.

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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.