We chatted with Marielle Labeque half asleep, as we could only schedule the interview for the morning in New York, where she was performing with her sister Katia, conducted by her husband Semyon Bychkov (reviewed here) with the New York Philharmonic. She talks at 100 mph, jumping from one topic to the next, and we could hardly keep note of everything she said. Memo to the kind person who set up the interview: Katia is the one who watches TV in the hotel room till 3 in the morning and sleeps in late, please hook us up with her next time, not Marielle-the-early-bird.

Picture of Katia and Marielle Labeque from their website, Fondazione KML.