Ophélie Gaillard

France / Switzerland



Elected “révélation soliste instrumental” at the 2003 Victoires de la Musique Classique, the Franco-Swiss cellist Ophélie Gaillard leads a fine career, governed by an untiring curiosity. Passionate about encounters, she regularly shares the stage with the actor Lambert Wilson, the hip-hop dancer Ibrahim Sissoko, the stars Hugo Marchand and Ludmila Pagliero and the immense bossa nova player Toquinho. In 2005, she founded the Pulcinella Orchestra, with which she explores the repertoires of the 17th and 18th centuries on historical instruments. A sought-after pedagogue, she has been a professor at the Haute École de Musique de Genève since 2014. Ophélie Gaillard plays a 1737 Francesco Goffriller cello generously lent by the CIC and an anonymous Flemish piccolo cello.

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