The Orchestra

« The musicians of Pulcinella play with poetic, sensitive fluidity. » Diapason

« In both the D major and B flat major concertos, Gaillard ensures each phrase is shaped and defined by sharply executed articulation, as well as delivering the florid passagework and dexterous string-crossings with tremendous aplomb. Virtuosity sits easily here. » The Strad may 2019

« Gaillard’s group, Pulcinella, pitch their performance just right: joyously lively, never crass » The Times

« Des talents qu’Ophélie Gaillard a réunis pour fêter son aventure avec l’Ensemble Pulcinella, dont elle est l’âme et l’archet directeur, dans une ambiance d’une irrésistible bonne humeur » Jacqueline Thuilleux

 

For fifteen years Pulcinella Orchestra has brought together a group of virtuoso soloists and chamber musicians, all passionate about the practice of historical instruments and members of the most prestigious ensembles, gathered around Ophélie Gaillard. These musicians perform a thorough work on sound as well as articulation, revisiting some of the major pages of the repertoire, and committed to discovering unprecedented or unknown works.

The ensemble’s six recordings were praised by the press: Vivaldi’s Complete Sonatas for Cello and Basso continuo (2006), Luigi Boccherini (2007) and Bach Arias (2012). Since 2014 two albums, devoted to Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and recorded by the Pulcinella Orchestra, have been awarded and praised by the national and international press (Diapason d’Or of the Year, Choc by Classica, honors in Strad, Toccata, Gramophone).

 

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The ensemble regularly works together with the best singers of the younger generation and performs in the most prestigious cinemas (Théâtre du Châtelet, Théâtre des ChampsÉlysées, Arsenal in Metz, Festivals of Beaune, Radio France and Montpellier, Pontoise, Colmar, Vezelay…) Critically acclaimed worldwide, Pulcinella Orchestra also regularly performs in Europe (Germany, Switzerland, Italy) and Latin America.

Pulcinella Orchestra develops a policy that is particularly committed to its territory of residence, Île-de-France, the Paris region, and more particularly in Seine-Saint-Denis and hopes to make as many people as possible discover baroque and classical music.

Pulcinella has been performing since 2013 as an orchestra, alongside the Maîtrise (Mastership) of Radio France under the direction of Sofi Jeanin, the Pages and Chanters of the CMBV under the direction of Olivier Schneebeli and with the Arsys Burgundy Choir.

Violins

Thibault Noally
Violin Solo
Ignacio Aranzasti-Pardo
Violin
Roldan Bernabe-Carrion
Violin
Marieke Bouche
Violin
Alexandrine Carravassilis
Violin
David Chivers
Violin
Gilone Gaubert Jacques
Violin
Domitille Gilon
Violin
Charlotte Grattard
Violin
Jean-Marc Haddad
Violin
Izleh Henry
Violin
Myriam Mahnane
Violin
Florence Malgoire
Violin
Nicolas Mazzoleni
Violin
Anastasia Shapoval
Violin
Tami Troman
Violin

Violas

Patricia Gagnon
Viola
Delphine Millour
Viola
Pierre Vallet
Viola

Cellos

Lea Birnbaum
Cello
Pascale Clément
Cello

Double basses

Joe Carver
Double bass
Élise Christiaens
Double bass
Clothilde Guyon
Double bass
Richard Myron
Double bass
Élodie Peudepièce
Double bass
David Sinclair
Double bass

Theorbo

Thomas Boysen
Theorbo
André Henrich
Theorbo
Massimo Moscardo
Theorbo

Keyboards

Francesco Corti
Keyboard
Brice Sailly
Keyboard
Laurent Stewart
Keyboard
Jory Vinikour
Keyboard

Winds

Guillaume Cuiller
Oboe
Jean-Marc Philippe
Oboe
Antoine Torunczyk
Oboe
Javier Zafra
Bassoon

Percussions

Michèle Claude
Percussions
Sinfonia No. 3 in C Major, Wq. 182/3 Allegro assai - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 2
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  1. Sinfonia No. 3 in C Major, Wq. 182/3 Allegro assai - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 2
  2. Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor, Wq. 17 Allegro - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 2
  3. Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor, Wq. 17 Un poco adagio - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 2
  4. Piccolo Cello Sonata in D Major, Wq. 137 Allegro di molto - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 2
  5. Sinfonia in E Minor, Wq. 178 Allegro assai - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 2
  6. Cello Concerto in B-Flat Major, Wq. 171 Allegro assai - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 2
  7. Cello Concerto in B-Flat Major, Wq. 171 Adagio - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 2