The isdaT viola class, under the tutelage of Juliette Gil-Perraud, co-soloist at the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, is part of a very comprehensive course combining university education, chamber music, chamber orchestra, orchestral training, artistic projects, internships on different themes, openness to transversality…
From the 2nd year of training, the focus is on working on pieces from the repertoire; this work is associated with an orchestral repertoire that will be featured in a behind-the-scenes, simulated competition. Master classes also take place regularly throughout the 3 years of the DNSPM, in particular with the regular attendance of Michel Michalakakos.
David Gaillard, principal viola of the Orchester de Paris and professor at the CNSMD in Paris, is the godfather of the viola class. He provides masterclasses and student follow-up, together with Professor Juliette Gil.
After her studies at the CNR d’Angers, she returned to the CNSMD de Paris, where she obtained a first medal in specialised music theory (class of J. Lequien), a first prize in viola (class of S. Collot) and a first prize in chamber music (class of C. Lardé). She also studied harmony and counterpoint there and took part in chamber music lessons with Messrs. Parrenin, Walter, Bourgues and Pidoux. A professor at the school of music in Mulhouse and a holder of a Certificate of Proficiency, she joined the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse in 1993 and took part in numerous chamber music concerts in the Toulouse region. Since March 2010, she has been a viola co-soloist.
David Gaillard is principal viola of the Orchestre de Paris, and also one of the most multifaceted artists of his generation. Initially autodidact, he took up music by ear at a very young age and transformed it. The stage became his playground and he played in classical, jazz and rock bands. First prize for violin, viola and piano, he was elected first nominee at the CNSMD in Paris, where he was awarded first prize for viola with the congratulations of the jury.
He also obtained the first prize in harmony and the second prize in counterpoint. David Gaillard. He performed on the most important international stages and developed a dense and creative playing with the quartet and artists’ collective Les Dissonances but also with the klezmer ensemble Sirba Octe. Thus, he became a much appreciated chamber music partner. Then he played with David Grimal, Xavier Phillips, Bertrand Chamayou, Marc Coppey, Isabelle Faust, Klaus Mäkelä, Menahem Pressler, Christoph Eschenbach…
At the same time, he pursues his activity as an improviser in Jean-Philippe Viret’s quartet Supplément d’me. With this quartet he performs at the prestigious Jazz à Marciac festival and signs several remarkable arrangements for Le Off, a collective of musicians with eclectic projects. His musical and human encounter with Guillaume Chilemme, Matthieu Handtschoewercker and Thomas Duran gave him the opportunity to form the Dutilleux Quartet and to express his playing and writing skills.
David Gaillard is a professor at the CNSMD in Paris and is regularly invited to give masterclasses throughout Europe.