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Olga Pasiecznik

Olga Pasiecznik

photo: Andrzej Świetlik


Olga Pasichnyk

Olga Pasichnyk (Pasiecznik) born in Ukraine. She studied piano and musical pedagogy in native Rivne, voice at the Kiev Conservatory and at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw (postgraduate studies). In 1992, still being a student she became a soloist of the Warsaw Chamber Opera.

She sang with big success major roles in operas of Monteverdi, Pergolesi, Gluck, Handel, Mozart, Weber, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, contemporary composers in the most of the countries of Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia and USA. Olga Pasichnyk performed at numerous concerts and international music festivals in the famous concert halls and theatres, incl. Opéra National de Paris - Opéra Bastille, Palais Garnier, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Théâtre Châtelet, Salle Pleyel (Paris), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Komische Oper Berlin, Berliner Konzerthaus, Teatro Real, Auditorio Nacional de Música (Madrid), Bayerische Staatsoper, Münchner Philharmonie, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (Brussels), Theater an der Wien, Bregenzer Festspiele, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Finnish National Opera, Flemish Opera, Polish National Opera, Tokyo Suntory Hall etc.

Singer collaborated with Boston Symphony Orchestra, Belgium and Polish National Philharmonic Orchestras, Polish National Radio Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra,  Orquesta Nacional de España, RTVE, Luxemburg Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish SO, Sinfonia Varsovia, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Wiener Symphoniker, L’Orchestre de Radio France, L’Orchestre National de France among others;  with period instruments orchestras Das Neue Orchester (Cologne), La Grande Ecurie et La Chambre du Roy and Les Musiciens du Louvre – Grenoble, The English Concert, European Union Baroque Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Freiburger Barockorchester, Orchestra of 18th Century etc. conducted by Harry Bicket, Ivor Bolton, Frans Brüggen, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Marcus Creed, Paul Mc Creesh, Charles Dutoit, René Jacobs, Roy Goodman, Heinz Holliger, Philippe Herreweghe, Kazimierz Kord, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Alessandro de Marchi, Marc Minkowski, John Nelson, Kazushi Ono, Sakari Oramo, Andrew Parrott, Krzysztof Penderecki, Trevor Pinnock, Marc Soustrot, Andreas Spering, Christoph Spering, Marcello Viotti, Antoni Wit, Massimo Zanetti.

Olga Pasichnyk is the Prizewinner of the International Vocal Competition in s’Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands, 1994 - II prize), Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition in Helsinki (Finland,1999 - II prize) and The Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition (Belgium, 2000 - III prize, Special Oratorio Prize and Public Prize). She got three times Fryderyk (the highest Polish phonographic award) for the best solo recordings on 1997 and 2004 (Szymanowski and Lutoslawski), Orfeusz (Warsaw Autumn Festival prize) on 1999, Golden Cross of merit of Poland (2001), A. Hiolski’s prize for the best female opera role of 2004 (Melisande, Debussy – Pelleas et Melisande – Polish National Opera). In 2005 she was nominated as the best opera singer of season 2004/2005 as Almirena (Handel, “Rinaldo”) and 2009-2010 as Roxana (Szymanowski, King Roger) by International Opera Magazine “Opernwelt”. In 2006 she got a Münchner Opernfestspiele prize. In 2011 - the annual Award of the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage, and in 2012 - Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.

She recorded over 50 CD’s and DVD’s for different labels incl. DABRINGHAUS UND GRIMM, Harmonia Mundi, NAXOS, OPUS 111.