October 3, 11 am - 5 pm
October 4, 10 am - 1 pm
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Gedimino pr. 42
J. Karosas Hall
Masterclass on vocal technique and interpretation
By Olga Pasichnyk, Poland
Olga Pasichnyk was born in Ukraine. She studied piano and musical pedagogy in her native Rivne, and later voice at the Kiev Conservatory and at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. In 1992 she became a soloist of the Warsaw Chamber Opera.
She has sung with great success major soprano roles in the operas of Monteverdi, Gluck, Handel, Mozart, Weber, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Debussy and Tchaikovsky, as well as roles by contemporary composers throughout most of Europe, in Australia, Canada, Japan and the US. Olga Pasichnyk has performed in numerous concerts and international music festivals and in famous concert halls and theatres, including Opéra National de Paris - Opéra Bastille, Palais Garnier, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Théâtre Châtelet, Salle Pleyel (Paris), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Berliner Konzerthaus, Auditorio Nacional de Música (Madrid), Bayerische Staatsoper, and has collaborated with world renowned orchestras, ensembles and conductors.
Olga Pasichnyk is a prizewinner of numerous competitions, some of which include 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 twice received the Fryderyk (the highest Polish phonographic award) for the best solo recordings of 1997 and 2004, the Orfeusz (Warsaw Autumn Festival prize) in 1999, and the Golden Cross of Merit of Poland (2001), as well as A. Hiolski’s prize for the best female opera role of 2004 (Melisande in Debussy’s Pelleas et Melisande with the Polish National Opera). In 2005 she was nominated as the best opera singer of 2004/2005 for her role as Almirena (Handel, Rinaldo) by the international opera magazine Opernwelt. In 2006 she was awarded a Münchner Opernfestspiele prize.
Olga Pasichnyk has recorded 45 CDs and DVDs for different labels including Dabringhaus und Grimm, Harmonia Mundi, Naxos and Opus 111.
Personal Website of Olga Pasichnyk