Ophélie Gaillard
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Ophélie Gaillard

Photo credit : Caroline Doutre

Territories : General management

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Photo credit : Caroline Doutre

Upcoming concerts

14/01/2018 - VERRIÈRES LE BUISSON

En Filigrane avec Ibrahim Sissoko

19/01/2018 - VERSAILLES– CHAPELLE ROYALE

Les Musiciens du Régent
Avec Pulcinella et les Pages du CMBV

20/01/2018 - BEYNES – THÉÂTRELA BARBACANE

Les Musiciens du Régent
Avec Pulcinella et les Pages du CMBV

Conservatoire, Vincennes (94) - GENEVE

Masterclass (Académie d’Hiver du Grand Paris)

16/02/2018 - Conservatoire, Vincennes (94)

Masterclass (Académie d’Hiver du Grand Paris)

17/02/2018 - Conservatoire, Vincennes (94)

Masterclass (Académie d’Hiver du Grand Paris)

08/03/2018 - INVALIDES

Variations Fantastiques (Richard Strauss : Don Quixote,op. 35, Métamorphoses)
Avec l’Orchestre National de Lorraine

16/03/2018 - ROANNE

Concerto de Haydn
Avec l’Orchestre d’Auvergne

01/06/2018 - Toulouse/Saint Pierre des Cuisine (Festival passe ton Bach d'abord)

Récital violoncelle seul et En Filigrane

03/06/2018 - Théâtre du Beauvaisis - Beauvais (60)

18h : En Filigrane (Festival de violoncelles de Beauvais) – avec Ibrahim Sissoko

04/06/2018 - L’Escale, Tournefeuille (31)

20h30 : Schumann concerto- avec l’orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse ( dir.G.Colliard)

05/06/2018 - L'Escale, Tournefeuille(31)

20h30: Schumann concerto – avec l’Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse (dir.G.Colliard)

20/06/2018 - Auditorium St-Pierre-des-Cuisines, Toulouse (31)

20h30 : Schumann concerto – avec l’Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse (dir.G.Colliard)

22/06/2018 - Auditorium St-Pierre-des-Cuisines, Toulouse (31)

20h30: Schumann concerto – avec l’Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse (dir.G.Colliard)

24/06/2018 - Vincennes (94)

Les Musiciens du Régent – avec Pulcinella et les Pages du CMBV (dir.O.Sneebelli)

07/07/2018 - Bruère-Allichamps (18)

14h00: Boccherini/Hersant – avec Pulcinella - Abbaye de Noirlac (festival)

07/07/2018 - Bruère-Allichamps (18)

21h : CPE Bach oratorio – avec Pulcinella et le chœur Arsys Bourgogne (dir.M.Zeke) - Abbaye de Noirlac (festival)

11/07/2018 - Palais tu Tau, Reims - Les Flâneries Musicales de Reims

Les Musiciens du Régent

27/07/2018 - VARZIM (Festival INT. DE POVOA, PORTUGAL)

CPE BACH – avec Pulcinella et le Choeur Arsys Bourgogne (dir.M.Zeke)

31/07/2018 - FESTIVAL DE PONTLEVOY

Concert sur le thème des Années Folles avec François Chaplin, Florent Héau, et Marcela Roggeri présenté par Alain Duault

01 - 05/08/2018 - Conservatoire américain de Fontainebleau

Masterclasses et concerts

05/08/2018 - Haydn - Audrix/ Festival en Périgord

Orchestre de Chambre Pelleas

08/08/2018 - Festival de Tarentaise - Saint Martin de Belleville

Suites de Bach

23/08/2018 - BOURGES - DUO AVEC VASSILIS VARVARESOS Cour Palais Jacques-Coeur

Strauss, Ravel, Rachmaninov

25/08/2018 - Cathédrale ( Rencontres musicales) Vézelay (89)

CPE Bach oratorio – avec Pulcinella et les Pages du CMBV

28/08/2018 - Sinfonia en Périgord - Arsys Bourgogne/Eglise de la Cité Périgueux

Ensemble Pulcinella CPEBach

29/08/2018 - Sinfonia en Périgord - Eglise de Sorges

Ensemble Pulcinella La Dynastie Bach

28/09/2018 - MUSEE DE L'ORANGERIE DES TUILERIES

Salle des Nympheas - Duo avec Claire Désert
Fauré, Hersant, Debussy

28/09/2018 - Musée de l'Orangerie des Tuileries Paris (75)

Duos

13/11/2018 - PARIS/CATHEDRALE SAINT- LOUIS DES INVALIDES

Brahms/Mendelssohn
Musique de chambre

24/11/2018 - LE PERREUX SUR MARNE /FESTIVAL NOTES D'AUTOMNE - Grand Théâtre Centre des Bords de Marne

En Filigrane avec Ibrahim Sissoko

19/03/2019 - Brastislava

Bach/Britten Suites pour violoncelle seul

21/03/2019 - Bratislava

Slovenska Filharmonia
Schumann - Direction : James Judd

22/03/2019 - Bratislava

Slovenska Filharmonia
Schumann – Direction : James Judd

17/04/2019 - CATHEDRALE SAINT- LOUIS DES INVALIDES

Avec l'Orchestre Pulcinella
Boccherini

News

Strauss: Don Quixote & Cello Works – APARTE MUSIC - New release on March 16th 201814/03/2018

Strauss: Don Quixote & Cello Works – APARTE MUSIC - New release on March 16th 2018

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New release : Exiles09/03/2017

New release : Exiles

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1st of April 2016 - Release of Ophélie Gaillard's new album30/03/2016

1st of April 2016 - Release of Ophélie Gaillard's new album

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Carl-Philipp-Emanuel Bach28/11/2014

Carl-Philipp-Emanuel Bach

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Rich actuality for cellist Ophélie Gaillard in March 201420/03/2014

Rich actuality for cellist Ophélie Gaillard in March 2014

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Biography of cellist Ophélie Gaillard

« Though on paper the music has an almost military precision, the supple, direct technique of the performer carries the listener through the movements with the fluidity of a mountain stream.»

… could we read in the editorial published in the Diapason magazine of June 2011, (Ophélie Gaillard was awarded the Diapason d’Or for the Suites of Bach). The English Newspapers also underlined this appreciation. In August 2011, The Strad magazine wrote that “Gaillard was at the top “ whereas in 2007 The Times already welcomed her “wizard fingering, big lyrical heart, and kaleidoscope of colors”.

This brilliant Franco-Swiss musician embodies an insatiable curiosity, a taste for risk and an immoderate appetite for the whole of the concertante cello repertoire.

Voted “Revelation: Solo Instrumentalist of the Year” at the Victoires de la Musique Classique in 2003, she has since then appeared in recital at many prestigious venues.

Ophélie Gaillard is a child of Baroque. From a very young age, she was specialized in the early and classical cellos and soon shared the stage with Christophe Rousset, Emmanuelle Haïm and Amaryllis. Then, in 2005, she found Pulcinella, a collective of virtuosos with a passion for performance practice on period instruments. The recordings devoted to Vivaldi, Boccherini and Bach reaped excellent ratings and several awards. 

In 1998, she was the winner of the Leipzig Bach Competition. Then, in 2000 she recorded Bach’s complete Cello Suites for the Ambroisie label and enjoyed a great critical acclaim. She renewed that exploit in 2011, this time for the Aparté label, and received maximum ratings from Diapason, Strad magazine, etc.

Ophélie Gaillard also performs modern and contemporary works. She has made successful recordings of Britten’s complete cello suites or Pierre Bartholomée’s Oraison.

The Romantic repertoire is not neglected: she has successfully recorded the complete cello works of Schumann, Fauré, Chopin and Brahms.

She appears as a soloist with the Orchestre de Cannes-Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur, the Polish Radio Orchestra (Gabriel Chmura), the Orchestre de Picardie (Edmon Colomer), the European Camerata, the Franz Liszt Orchestra of Budapest, the New Japan Philharmonic under the baton of Werner Andreas Alpert, the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse, the Romanian Radio Orchestra or else, the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of James Judd.

Her solo album Dreams, made with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London, proved to be a great public success.

She is regularly heard on radio (France Musique, France Culture, France Inter, Radio Classique, Espace 2, BBC Radio 3) and often appears on television (France 2, Mezzo, Arte).

In December 2015, her double-CD album Alvorada won over a vast audience and was named a ‘Star Recording’ by The Strad magazine. This programme, blending ‘highbrow’ and popular Spanish and South-American music is actually touring Europe and Latin America.

After the international success of her first album (Diapason d’Or in 2014, special recognition from the Strad magazine, concerts in France and Germany…), a second recording of CPE Bach for the Aparté Label was released in 2016 with the Pulcinella Orchestra and hailed by the press (Diapason d’Or, Choc de la Musique Classica, ffff Télérama, Gramophone …).

In Spring 2017 was released Exils, recorded with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo and members of the Sirba Octet devoted to Jewish composers emigrated to the United States, rewarded by a Choc de la Musique and Gramophone.

On APARTE records, Spring 2018 will see the release of a Strauss CD recorded with the Prague Symphony Orchestra.  

She is also the interpreter of actual composers, works closely with dancers and actors and recorded for APARTE several complete cello works hailed by the press : Bach, Britten, Schumann, Fauré, Chopin and Brahms.

A sought-after teacher, she regularly gives master classes in Europe, Asia and in Latin and Central America.  She is invited as a member of the jury at the ARD competitions and is a professor at the Haute Ecole de Musique of Geneva (HEM) since 2014.

Ophélie Gaillard plays a cello by Francesco Goffriller (1737), generously loaned to her by CIC, and also a Flemish violoncello piccolo (anonymous).

Orchestra Repertoire

BACH Carl Philipp Emmanuel Concerto pour violoncelle en la majeur
Concerto pour violoncelle en la mineur
Concerto pour violoncelle en sib majeur
BLOCH Schelomo
BLOCH La Voix dans le désert
BOCCHERINI Concerto pour violoncelle en sib majeur
Concerto pour violoncelle en sol majeur
Concerto pour violoncelle en ré majeur
CHOSTAKOVITCH Concerto pour Violoncelle n°1
DUTILLEUX Concerto pour violoncelle « Tout un monde lointain »
DVORAK Concerto pour Violoncelle en si mineur Op 104
ELGAR Concerto pour Violoncelle
HAYDN Concerto pour Violoncelle en ré majeur
HAYDN Concerto pour Violoncelle en do majeur
KORNGOLD Concerto pour Violoncelle en do majeur opus 37
LALO Concerto pour Violoncelle
LEO Concertos napolitains
LUTOSLAWSKI Concerto pour violoncelle
PORPORA Concertos napolitains
SAINT-SAENS Concerto pour violoncelle et orchestre en la mineur op. 33
SCHUMANN Concerto pour Violoncelle
STRAUSS Don Quichotte op 35
TCHAIKOVSKY Variations sur un thème rococo