Ophélie Gaillard

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About Ophélie Gaillard

Cellist Ophélie Gaillard is a versatile player who is familiar in the worlds of Baroque music, traditional repertory, and contemporary works. She has been active as a teacher for many years. In 1994, Gaillard founded Ensemble Amarillis with her sister, recorder player and oboist Héloïse Gaillard, and harpsichordist Violaine Cochard. In 2001, Gaillard made her recording debut with an album of works by Britten. She performed with Baroque groups, and in 2005, she created the Pulcinella Ensemble, with which Gaillard remains associated. The group recorded the complete sonatas for cello and continuo of Vivaldi the following year. Most of Gaillard's recordings have been of chamber music, but she recorded the cello-and-orchestra recital Dreams with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 2010. In 2022, she led Pulcinella on the album A Night in London with soprano Sandrine Piau and mezzo-soprano Lucile Richardot.

Paris, France
June 13, 1974