It is in the corridors of the Haute Ecole de Musique de Neuchâtel that we meet for the first time. Our paths separate for a while, each one going to pursue her studies in other countries, but the idea of meeting again one day remains in each mind. This is how our duoGL was born in June 2016, eager to make each of our instruments vibrate again in an intimate formation, while offering by their immense range, a multitude of possibilities.
After two and a half years of intensive work and concerts, three types of projects have gradually emerged and we are keen to develop them today.
One is called DIALOGUE. It brings together very different works, each illustrating in its own way the theme of the exchange between the two voices of our instruments. A recording is being prepared for this project involving composers Bach, Honneger, Vasks and Halvorsen.
In parallel, in 2018, we launched our first salon concerts and therefore went to meet our audience directly at home, also offering them the possibility to choose the programme they wanted to listen to. It is an adventure that we are committed to pursuing, in order to be able to forge ever closer ties with those who follow us.
Finally, the plurality of the arts. In 2017, we had the great pleasure of sharing the stage with the actor and director of the Théâtre du Passage in Neuchâtel, Robert Bouvier, based on texts by Maurice Bavaux, a native of Neuchâtel. The summer of 2018 saw the birth of another show "Voici que l'esprit vole", uniting us with two young actors, Alexandre Risso and Martin Jaspar, around Arthur Rimbaud's poems. Mixing the arts is an immense source of inspiration and has opened a new and beautiful window for us.
We are happy to be able to offer you ever more treasures and we look forward to new adventures to come with you.
Marie-Ophélie Gindrat, a Swiss violinist, is passionate about chamber music, to which she devotes a large part of her time, in addition to her love for major literary concerts. In 2016, she founded a violin cello duo with Gaëlle Lefebvre. Together, they have started a series of salon concerts where they meet their audience by playing in their homes.
Marie-Ophélie Gindrat has been performing regularly as a soloist since the age of 12, as well as with her former teacher Benjamin Schmid and the Stravaganza in April 2017. At the beginning of her studies in Salzburg, she had the opportunity to play the Sarasate Bohemian Airs with the Mozarteum Workshop Orchestra. At the end of 2018, she also had the opportunity to play Kurt Atterberg's double concerto with Léa Legros-Pontal and the Camerata Ataremac. She currently holds the position of violin solo of this ensemble.
She finished her concert studies in 2015 at the Mozarteum and attended master classes with Detlef Hahn, Laurent Corcia, Benjamin Schmid and Michael Wainman. She was also asked to lead the Mozarteum University Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Hans Graaf and Gernot Sahler as concertmaster. She was also solo violin in the Mozarteum workshop orchestra for 4 years and led the Musicacosi orchestra under the direction of Peter Gülke in July 2014. She has been a member of the orchestre des jardins musicaux since 2012 and plays as a substitute at the ESN (Ensemble Symphonique Neuchâtelois).
After her studies in Salzburg, she came back to Switzerland and opened her violin4all school in Fribourg to pass on her knowledge to the next generation. At the same time, she specialized in a master's degree in pedagogy in Corina Belcea's class at the Hochschule der Künste Bern, which she completed with distinction in January 2019.
After her bachelor's degree in the class of Denis Severin at the Geneva Conservatory of Music (Haute Ecole de Musique de Gene? ve), which she graduated in 2011 with a bachelor's degree, Gae? lle Lefebvre completed her master's degree in performance in the renowned class of Thomas Demenga at the Basel Conservatory of Music (Musik- Akademie Basel/Musikhochschulen FHNW). She received her Master's degree with distinction.
Her work in orchestras and ensembles is particularly close to her heart, which is why she focuses on the further development of her interests and knowledge. your
She gained her first important experiences in playing together in the direct musical environment of her youth. Later she was promoted at the Conservatoire de Bayonne in the class of Yves Bouillier and in Paris in the class of Dominique de Williencourt.
She had the opportunity to receive further impulses from many renowned and interesting personalities and to work together with them. These include members of the Quatuor Ysay? e and the Quatuor Talich as well as cellists Philippe Muller, Yvan Chiffoleau, Pieter Wispelwey and Natalia Gutman.
Gae? lle Lefebvre has participated in numerous chamber music or orchestra concerts (ESN, SOL, ITEMPI, NOB...) in Switzerland, France and Germany since 2008.
In 2016, in order to broaden her professional horizons and develop her personality, in addition to her concert career, she completed a master's degree in music education, also in the class of Thomas Demenga at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel.