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

13/01/2017 - MONTELIMAR – AUDITORIUM MICHEL PETRUCCIANI

EN FILIGRANE – OPHELIE GAILLARD/IBRAHIM SISSOKO

21/01/2017 - SALLE DES FETES/GARANCIERES

FANDANGOS, JACARAS ET FOLIAS
PULCINELLA

28/01/2017 - LA FOLLE JOURNEE DE NANTES

BACH :Suites No 2 et No 5

01/02/2017 - LA FOLLE JOURNEE DE NANTES

BACH : Suites No 2 et No 5

02/02/2017 - LA FOLLE JOURNEE DE NANTES "LE RYTHME DES PEUPLES" NANTES - SALLE ISADORA DUNCAN - 14h15

BACH : Suites No 2 et No 5

01/03/2017 - PANTIN – Ecole Henri Wallon

EN FILIGRANE

09/03/2017 - EGLISE DE LA PLAINE SAINT DENIS – SAINT DENIS

10/03/2017 - PANTIN – THEATRE Au fil de l’Eau

EN FILIGRANE

24/03/2017 - LAUSANNE

RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse) - EMISSION « MAGNETIQUE »

28/03/2017 - HAGUENAU - THEATRE DE HAGUENAU

EN FILIGRANE avec Ibrahim Sissoko

30/03/2017 - – PARIS – CATHEDRALE SAINT LOUIS DES INVALIDES

OPHÉLIE GAILLARD & L’ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE LORRAINE
Concert de lancement du disque « Exils »

12/04/2017 - PARIS – CATHEDRALE SAINT LOUIS DES INVALIDES

Tilge, Höchster meine Sünden
Avec l’Ensemble Pulcinella, Raquel Caraminha et Stephanie d’Oustrac

17 - 20/04/2017 - FERME DE VILLEFAVARD EN LIMOUSIN

Masterclasses

21/04/2017 - ANKARA - FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL D’ANKARA

EN FILIGRANE avec Ibrahim Sissoko

25/04/2017 - TOULOUSE – FESTIVAL LES ARTS RENAISSANTS

CPEBACH Action culturelle

26/04/2017 - TOULOUSE – FESTIVAL LES ARTS RENAISSANTS – Saint Pierre des Cuisines

CPEBACH

27/04/2017 - GENEVE

Examen d’entrée en Bachelor et en Master à la HEM de Genève

28/04/2017 - EVOSGES

Les Schubertiades avec le Quatuor Terpsycordes et Finghin Collins

02/05/2017 - BARCELONE/AUDITORI

MAD SONGS avec l’Ensemble Pulcinella et Xavier Sabata

09/05/2017 - ARCHIVES NATIONALES DE PIERREFITTE

Ouverture du Festival METIS avec Waed Bouhassoun

10 - 16/05/2017 - CROISIÈRE DU PONANT

Les Grands Romantiques – Mer du Nord et Baltique

19 - 24/05/2017 - SEOUL SPRING FESTIVAL

EN FILIGRANE avec Ibrahim Sissoko et Masterclasses Yonsei University

06 - 12/06/2017 - MONDOVI

HAYDN entre ombres et lumières avec l’Academia Montis Regalis

22/06/2017 - LAUSANNE

RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse) – Emission « VERSUS »

04 - 08/07/2017 - FONTAINEBLEAU

Masterclasses et concert – CONSERVATOIRE AMERICAIN DE FONTAINBLEAU

11/07/2017 - VALOGNES - FESTIVAL EN VALOGNAIS

Eglise de Colomby avec Emmanuel Rossfelder

17/07/2017 - RAYOL-CANADEL-SUR-MER

Soirées Romantiques – Avec Vanessa Wagner

20/07/2017 - EGLISE DE CORDON – FESTIVAL BAROQUE DU PAYS DU MONT-BLANC

BACH ET VILLA- LOBOS

24/07/2017 - FESTIVAL ECOUTE VOIR LA DORDOGNE – Vallée de la Dordogne

La Famille Bach avec l’Ensemble Pulcinella

25/07/2017 - CERCLES – Eglise Abbatiale

La Famille Bach avec l’Ensemble Pulcinella

26/07/2017 - FESTIVAL ECOUTE VOIR LA DORDOGNE – Vallée de la Dordogne

ALVORADA

31/07/2017 - LES HAUDERES (SUISSE)

FESTIVAL DES HAUDERES avec le Quatuor Terpsycordes

10/08/2017 - SAINT-AGREVE – FESTIVAL DE SAINT AGREVE

11 - 21/08/2017 - TIGNES – Académie MUSICALP

Masterclasses et concerts

13/08/2017 - ALBERTVILLE – FESTIVAL BAROQUE DE TARENTAISE

MAD SONGS avec Xavier Sabata

22/08/2017 - LAVAUDIEU (Abbaye) – FESTIVAL DE LA CHAISE DIEU

Suites de Bach et Britten

05 - 10/09/2017 - Tournée Brésil

Concerto de Haydn

14/09/2017 - ROYAN /Eglise Saint- Martin-Arces

EXILS – LES JEUDIS MUSICAUX DE ROYAN avec des membres du Sirba Octet

08/10/2017 - PARIS/THEATRE DES CHAMPS ELYSEES – Concerts du Dimanche Matin

La Famille Bach avec l’Ensemble Pulcinella

19/11/2017 - GRIMAUD/Chapelle – LES SOIREES MUSICALES DE GRIMAUD

La Famille Bach avec l’Ensemble Pulcinella

News

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

Her “technical fluency is unimpeachable. Her intonation … is impeccable. She plays with a ripe, absolutely luscious tone. Her use of vibrato is circumspect and period- appropriate. She is scrupulous about observing repeats and her use of ornamentation is elegant and understated. The fluidity and unself-conscious physicality of Gaillard’s playing keeps the listener aware that, except for the preludes, this is sunny, dance-based music.” So wrote the critic Stephen Eddins (Allmusic) of her recent Bach recording (2011), while back in 2007 The Times hailed her “wizard fingering, big lyrical heart and kaleidoscope of colours”.

An insatiable curiosity, a taste for risk, an immoderate appetite for the whole of the concerted cello repertoire, complete disregard of limits and petty quarrels: those are no doubt the features that have always set this brilliant Franco-Swiss musician apart. Her passion? Working from the sources, inquiring into the text, using her virtuosity to bring out the musical discourse and make the music loved by all.

Voted “Revelation: Solo Instrumentalist of the Year” at the French Classical Music Awards (Victoires) in 2003, she has since appeared in recital at many prestigious venues: Concertgebouw Bruges and Amsterdam; Bozar and Flagey, Brussels; the theatres of Bordeaux, Avignon, Poissy, Aix-en-Provence; the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris; Oji Hall, Tokyo; London’s Wigmore Hall; and so on.

Ophélie Gaillard is a child of Baroque. She specialised in the Baroque cello from a very early age and for ten years shared the stage with Christophe Rousset, Emmanuelle Haïm and the Amarillis ensemble, amongst others. Then in 2005 she founded Pulcinella, a ‘collective’ of virtuoso soloists. Sharing her passion for performance on period instruments, they have been her regular accomplices ever since.

Ophélie Gaillard has won several prizes in major international competitions, including, most notably, The third prize of the J. S. Bach International Cello Competition in Leipzig in 1998. In 2000 she recorded Bach’s complete Cello Suites for Ambroisie, a recording that was highly acclaimed by the international press. Then in 2011 she repeated the exploit, this time for Aparté, a recording that earned her distinctions from Diapason (Diapason d’Or) and The Strad Magazine. Likewise, her recordings of Vivaldi’s Cello Sonatas and Concertos and the Cello Concertos of Boccherini reaped excellent ratings and several awards.

She also performs works of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and has recorded, for instance, Britten’s complete Cello Suites and Piano Sonatas with Vanessa Wagner (Diapason d’Or, Choc du Monde de la Musique) and Pierre Bartholomée’s Oraison for solo cello.

Ophelie Gaillard appears also as a soloist with orchestras such as the Japan Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, the Polish Radio Orchestra and the National Radio Orchestra of Romania (Bucharest), the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra of Budapest, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra…

Her recording for Ambroisie of the complete cello works of Schumann with Olivier Peyrebrune, piano, and Eric Speller, oboe, in 1999, and those of Chopin with pianist Edna Stern for Aparté in 2011 were highly acclaimed by the press, while the solo album Dreams (Aparté), made in 2009 at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, proved to be a great public success.

At the Paris Conservatoire (CNSM), Ophélie Gaillard studied cello in Philippe Muller’s class, Baroque cello with Christophe Coin and chamber music with Maurice Bourgue, graduating with three premiers prix. She also has a degree in musicology from the Sorbonne and a national teaching diploma (cello). She regularly gives master-classes in Asia and in Latin and Central America, and she also teaches at the Conservatoires of Aulnay-sous-Bois (CRD) and Versailles (CRR).

In 2010 she was invited to sit on the jury for the ARD International Cello Competition in Munich.

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

2014 she was appointed Professor at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva and her recording of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s cello concerti with Pulcinella  was awarded DIAPAON D’OR of the year.

2015 her double ALVORADA CD was awarded Star Recording by the Strad Magazine. This programme, a journey into popular Spanish and Latin American musics, will be on tour in 2016 in France, Italy (MiTo Festival), Mexico (Cervantino Festival), with Brazilian singer Toquinho among others.

2016 her second recording CPEBACH has been hailed by the critic and received a DIAPASON D’OR, a CHOC DE LA MUSIQUE by CLASSICA, a FFFF by TELERAMA

This season 2016-2017 sees the release on Aparté of the Bloch cello concerto (Schelomo), coupled with the Korngold cello concerto with the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra under British conductor James Judd,

Ophélie Gaillard plays a cello by Francesco Goffriller (1737), generously on loan from the CIC, and also an anonymous Flemish violoncello piccolo.

www.opheliegaillard.com

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