Alvorada Ophélie Gaillard
- Manuel de Falla (1876-1946): Siete canciones populares españolas
- 1Siete canciones populares españolas: IV. jota03:25
- 2Siete canciones populares españolas: V. nana02:41
- Enrique Granados (1867-1916): Goyescas: Intermezzo
- 3Goyescas: Intermezzo04:05
- Juan Carlos Cobián (1896-1953), Enrique Domingo Cadimaco (1900-1999): Nieblas del riachuelo
- 4Nieblas del riachuelo03:55
- Moisés Simons (1889-1945): El Manisero
- 6El Manisero03:30
- Isolina Carillo (1907-1996): Dos Gardenias
- 7Dos Gardenias04:57
- José Dames (1907-1994), Horacio Basterra (1914-1957): Nada
- Egberto Gismonti (1947-), Geraldo Carneiro (1952-): água e vinho
- 9água e vinho03:47
- Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Escualo
- Grand Tango
- 12Grand tango: tempo di tango03:26
- 13Grand tango: meno mosso03:49
- 14Grand tango: piu mosso03:26
- Juan Carlos Cobián, Enrique Domingo Cadimaco: Nostalgias
- Julián Plaza (1928-2003): Payadora
- Félix Lipesker (1913-1970): Romántica
- Alfredo Julio Gobbi (1912-1965): A orlando goñi
- 18A orlando goñi03:57
- Toquinho (1946-), Vinicius de Moraes (1913-1980): Tarde em itapuã
- 19Tarde em itapuã02:59
- Tom Jobim (1927-1994): Wave
- Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959): O canto do cisne negro
- 21O canto do cisne negro02:53
- Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959), Ruth Valadares Corrêa (1938): Bachiana brasileira No. 5: I. cantilena
- 22Bachiana brasileira No. 5: I. cantilena05:41
- Pau Casals, Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959), Ruth Valadares Corrêa (1938): El cant dels ocells
- 23El cant dels ocells02:59
- Gaspar Cassadó (1897-1966): Suite pour violoncelle seul: I. prelude-fantasia
- 24Suite pour violoncelle seul05:34
- 25Suite pour violoncelle seul: II. sardana-danza04:29
- 26Suite pour violoncelle seul: III. intermezzo e danza finale06:09
- Baden Powell (1937-2000): Berimbau
Info zu Alvorada
Alvorada or the invitation to the voyage of cellist Ophélie Gaillard and her magical cello, a musical tour from Spain to Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Cuba) featuring, in particular, the composers Villa-Lobos, Granados, Piazzolla and Jobim.
In an exceptional mixture of classical pieces and arrangements of the greatest themes of this intense music, the cello sings with the bandoneon, dances with the piano, guitar or percussion, and abandons itself in amorous intimacy with the voices.
Alvorada immerses us in a sound universe where the feverish energy of the rhythms of this Hispanic and South-American music entrances us and from which a sensual nostalgia responds to a dizzying tango. All the senses are aroused when hearing these spellbinding songs and rhythms.
The colour of the sun, from dawn to dusk, is found in the clever alternation of these enchanting, universal pieces.
All the exceptional musicians (Sabine Devieilhe, Toquinho, Sandra Rumolino, Juanjo Mosalini, Rudi Flores, Emmanuel Rossfelder, Gabriel Sivak…)
participating in the Alvorada voyage hypnotize and fascinate us, allowing us to accompany them at every instant in the progression of this dream proposed by Ophélie Gaillard.
Ophélie Gaillard, cello
Sabine Devieilhe, soprano
Sandra Rumolino, chant
Cyril Garac, violin
Juanjo Mosalini, bandoneon
Romain Lecuyer, upright bass
Luiz de Aquino, guitar
Rudi Flores, guitar
Emmanuel Rossfelder, guitar
Sandrine Chatron, harp
Nicolas Genest, trumpet
Fabien Cyprien, trombone
David Chupete, percussion
Florent Jodelet, percussion
Rubens Celso Lopes, percussion
Christian Paoli, percussion
Gerardo Di Giusto, piano
Gabriel Sivak, piano
Fernando Maguna, piano
Simao Alcoforado Barreira, cello
Ana Catarina Braga, cello
Anne-Charlotte Dupas, cello
Clémence Issartel, cello
Esther Lefebvre, cello
Hugo Paiva, cello
Laure Zaugg, cello
Gabriel Sivak, arrangements
… 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.
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.
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 went on tour in 2016 through France, Italy (MiTo festival), and Mexico (Cervantino Festival), in particular with the Brazilian singer Toquinho.
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 will be released in 2016 with the Pulcinella Orchestra and incensed by the press (Diapason d’Or, Choc de la Musique Classica, ffff Télérama, Gramophone …).
She was invited to play for the prestigious concert series given at the honour court of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco. She subsequently recorded her next disc Exils (expected release in Spring 2017) around the concertos of Korngold and Bloch with the Philharmonic orchestra of Monte Carlo and supervised by James Judd.
Ophélie Gaillard plays a cello by Francesco Goffriller (1737), generously loaned to her by CIC, and also a Flemish violoncello piccolo (anonymous).