Un réel plaisir de retrouver le tempérament et la fine musicalité d’Ophélie Gaillard en soliste. Resmusica
Gaillard, of course, comes into her own (in the two concertos and sonata) playing with great tonal warmth and directness of expression, all the while meeting Boccherini’s technical challenges with accomplished ease. Tim Ashley, Gramophone
Ophelie Gaillard spielte sowohl mit Biss als auch mit grosser Tiefe, mit einer technischen Klasse. Tocatta
Ce que l’archet subtil dévoile ressort de l’émotion pure. Diapason
Depuis Fournier, on attendait une aussi belle incarnation du héros de Cervantès par un archet français. Diapason
This season 19/20 Ophélie Gaillard will be performing as a soloist with the Orchestre de Bretagne under the baton of Grant Lewellyn and with her ensemble the Pulcinella Orchestra. Her repertoire includes Boccherini’s concertos, CPE Bach, Vivaldi, Schumann, Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Roccoco Theme, and Dutilleux concerto Tout un monde lointain.
She can be heard in Paris (Auditorium of the Musée d’Orsay, the cycle of the Army Museum, La Cigale) and regularly in France like at the Aix-en-Provence Easter Festival as well as abroad (Switzerland, tours in Singapore, Palestine).
In the spring 2020 a monographic record will be released, dedicated to Antonio Vivaldi concertos and arias with solo cello with the Pulcinella Orchestra published by the Aparté label and distributed by HM.
Ophélie Gaillard is invited as a member of the jury of the prestigious competition of the ARD of Munich in 2019 and at the Geneva International Competition in 2020. She will give masterclasses at the French American school of Fontainebleau, in Munich, Singapour and Palestine, during the Musicalp Summer Academy in Tignes and the Academy of French baroque Music at the Centre de Musique baroque in Versailles as well as her regular cello class at the High School of Music of Geneva.
After a first album about Boccherini, that was acclaimed by the press in 2007 (awarded with the Choc du Monde de la Musique, distinctions in Strad and BBC Magazine), Ophélie Gaillard joins Sandrine Piau and the Pulcinella Orchestra again in a double album that is a tribute to the brilliant Tuscan cellist.
Elected Classical Album of the Month by Apple Music in April 2019
New album to be released: Canto de Sereia with Toquinho
On November 15th, 2019 will appear Canto de Sereia, new album of Toquinho and Ophélie Gaillard, in collaboration with Gabriel Sivak.
For the celebration of his 50-year career, Toquinho will perform at La Cigale in Paris on October the 6th and will present Canto de Sereia, with Ophélie Gaillard and Gabriel Sivak.