Ophérest Gaillard is a French-Swiss cellist and conductor. She went to the Paris Conservatory, where she researched with Maurice Bourgue, Philippe Muller, and Christophe Gold coin, and won awards in chamber music, cello, and Baroque cello. She earned the third award on the International Johann Sebastian Bach Cello Competition in Leipzig in 1998, and was called single instrumentalist of the entire year on the Victoires de la musique classique in 2003. A recitalist and chamber musician, Gaillard often performs with various other music artists, including Vanessa Wagner, Bruno Fontaine, and Pascal Contet. She founded the Baroque musical instruments ensemble Pulcinella, with whom she documented Antonio Vivaldi’s full cello sonatas. Gaillard provides documented for Ambroisie, Proof, and Aparte.