Corsican origins, Gisèle Gérard-Tolini started training at various music schools before being admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where she won five Prizes (harmony, counterpoint, fugue and forms,orchestration and analysis).
A piano accompanist for various opera productions, she started her career as a conductor in 1997 with Guy Condette, and has conducted many operas and symphonic works. She notably conducted in 2004, the creation of “Un renard à l’Opéra” by Isabelle Aboulker and recorded “Les Fables enchantées”, La Fontaine’s Fables set to music by Isabelle Aboulker a few months later, for Gallimard-jeunesse.
In 2013, she was invited to conduct the Orchestre National de France during the concert for the 50th anniversary of the Maison de la Radio.
At the same time as her conductor’s activities, she arranges and orchestrates numerous works for the musicians of Paris Opera, the soloists of European Symphonic Orchestra, the group Carpe Diem, the Paris Piaf Trio…
Her transcriptions which are regularly performed in France and abroad, have been played in Frédéric Lodéon’s program “Carrefour de Lodéon”.
Her curiosity and desire to discover new horizons led her to regularly arrange, orchestrate film soundtracks as well as conduct movie soundtracks, orchestrate strings and brass for pop music albums since 2002.
These activities naturally led her to compose and thus in 2013, she composed the additional music for the film “Josephine” directed by Agnès Obadia.
In 2014, she composed the music for the play “Les insatiables” directed by Gloria Paris and currently on tour. (read more)