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, the duoGL. 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.