Soprano. After graduating from the Kyiv Conservatory she continued her musical education on a post-graduate course at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.
In 1992, she made her debut on the stage of the Warsaw Chamber Opera, and four years later at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées as Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Olga Pasiecznik has performed in operas on the most famous and prestigious stages of the world. She’s appeared in over forty roles, in operas by Monteverdi, Gluck, Handel, Mozart, Weber, Bizet, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, and contemporary composers. Her performance won her public and critical acclaim.
She also appears in chamber repertoire, oratorios, and symphonic works in famous concert halls in almost every European country, USA, Canada, China, Japan, and Australia. Her sister, pianist Natalia Pasiecznik, accompanies Olga during her numerous solo recitals.
She has frequently performed with the most acclaimed orchestras from Poland and all over the world, e.g. the Boston Symphony Orchestra (USA), the Belgian National Symphonic Orchestra, the Orquestra Nacional de España and Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE (Spain), the English Concert, the Wiener Symphoniker, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre National de France, Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble (France), Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the Freiburger Barockorchester, the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. She’s worked with many esteemed conductors, such as I. Bolton, F. Brüggen, J.-C. Casadesus, M. Creed, Ch. Dutoit, R. Jacobs, R. Goodman, Ch. Hogwood, H. Holliger, Ph. Herreweghe, J. Kaspszyk, K. Kord, J. Maksymiuk, J.-C. Malgoire, M. Minkowski, K. Ono, A. Parrott, K. Penderecki, T. Pinnock, M. Viotti, A. Wit, M. Zanetti.
Her phonographic output includes over 50 CDs and DVDs, recorded for the CD Accord, Dabringhaus und Grimm, Harmonia Mundi, Naxos, Opus 111, and other publishing companies.
Olga Pasiecznik is a laureate of international singing competitions: in s’Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands, the Mirjam Helin Singing Competition in Helsinki, and the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels. The artist has also won many awards in Poland: the Polityka Passport Award (1997), the Fryderyk award for the best solo recording (1997, 2004), the Orpheus award at the Warsaw Autumn festival (1999), the Gold Cross of Merit (2001), and the A. Hiolski award for the best female opera role (2004). In 2005 and 2012 she was nominated by the international opera magazine “Opernwelt” for the title of “The Best Female Singer of the Year”. In 2011, she received the annual Award of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, and in 2012 she was awarded the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.
She is a soloist at the Polish Royal Opera.
Photo by Andrzej Świetlik