Czech Philharmonic Semyon Bychkov and Katia and Marielle Labèque

Czech Philharmonic ⬩ Semyon Bychkov and Katia and Marielle Labèque

On Thursday 4th February, the Czech Philharmonic broadcasts its first self-dependent stream from the Rudolfinum. Chief Conductor Semyon Bychkov will lead the orchestra in „Scotish“ symphony by Mendelssohn. In the first half, Katia and Marielle Labèque will perform Concerto for two pianos, which was written specially for them by Bryce Dessner.

Duration of the programme 1 hod 15 min


Bryce Dessner
Concerto for Two Pianos

— Intermission (10') —

 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 ("Scottish")


Katia a Marielle Labèque pianos

Semyon Bychkov conductor

Czech Philharmonic

Concert will be broadcasted on facebook pages of the Czech Philharmonic and other partners on 4th February at 8pm.

In early February, the Dvořák Hall was supposed to witness the world premiere of a work commissioned by the Czech Phil to American composer and multi-instrumentalist Bryce Dessner. Instead, and for the first time ever, the orchestra will do its very own live stream of a concert from the Rudolfinum, which will be broadcast exclusively on social networks. Czech Phil Chief Conductor and Musical Director Semyon Bychkov will conduct the "Scottish" Symphony No. 3 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. But before that, he will be joined by his wife Marielle Labèque and her sister Katia for the Concerto for Two Pianos, which Dessner wrote for the Labèque sisters. The concerto received its premiere in 2018.

"Bryce has written a magnificent concerto for us and it has became one of our favourite concertos in our repertory. His style is unique because he has a perfect knowledge of so many musical worlds and you can hear all of them in this concerto," recommend Katia and Marielle Labè​que, the soloists in Dessner's piece for the evening.

Rudolfinum — Dvořák Hall

2/4/2021 Thursday 8:00 PM

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