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Olga Pasiecznik

Olga Pasiecznik

Olga Pasiecznik

*3 III 1968 Równe

Olga Pasiecznik, born in Ukraine, Olga Pasiecznik studied piano and music teaching in her hometown of Rivne. Vocal studies at Kiev Conservatory were followed by postgraduate studies at Warsaw Music Academy. Since 1992 she has been a soloist with the Warsaw Chamber Opera.

She has many major roles to her credit, in operas by Monteverdi, Handel, Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Debussy, Tchaikovsky and others, which have brought her recognition from critics and audiences alike. She also performs chamber repertory, and has appeared in numerous concerts of oratorial and symphonic music in almost every country in Europe, as well as the USA, Canada and Japan. She has given acclaimed performances in many prestigious theatres, including the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Théâtre Châtelet and Salle Pleyel (Paris), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Palais des Beaux-Arts and Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (Brussels), Berliner Konzerthaus and Bayerische Staatsoper (Germany), Flemish Opera, and the National Opera in both Warsaw and Helsinki.

She has worked repeatedly with the Polish National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Belgian National Symphony Orchestra, Luxembourg Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, the ensembles of the Ukrainian National Opera in Kiev, the Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Florence), RTVE (Spain), La Grande Ecurie et La Chambre du Roy and Orchestre Colonne (France), Das Neue Orchester (Cologne), The English Concert, European Union Baroque Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Freiburger Barockorchester, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Collegium Vocale Gent and others, under such conductors as H. Bicket, I. Bolton, F. Brüggen, M. Creed, R. Jacobs, R. Goodman, W. Kłosiewicz, H. Holliger, P. Herreweghe, K. Kord, J.-C. Malgoire, A. de Marchi, P. Neumann, K. Ono, A. Parrot, K. Penderecki, T. Pinnock, M. Soustrot, C. Spering, M. Viotti, A. Wit and M. Zanetti.

She has won prizes at the s'Hertogenbosch international vocal competition in the Netherlands (1994, Second Prize), the Mirjam Helin Competition in Helsinki (1999, Second Prize) and the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels (Third Prize, Special Prize for oratorial music and Audience Prize). In 2005 she was nominated by the international opera magazine Opernwelt for the title 'Best Female Vocalist 2004-2005' for her role as Almirena in Handel's Rinaldo. She has also been singled out in Poland, with a 'Passport' of the weekly Polityka (1997), a 'Fryderyk' for best solo recording (Szymanowski's Kurpian Songs), an 'Orpheus' of the Warsaw Autumn festival (1999), a Gold Cross of Merit (2001), and the Hiolski Prize (2004) for best operatic role (Mélisande in Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande at the Grand Theatre/National Opera).

Her recording catalogue numbers over 30 discs, for such labels as NAXOS and OPUS 111.


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