Olga Pashchenko is one of today’s most versatile keyboard performers on the international stage. From Bach and Beethoven on historical instruments to Ligeti on contemporary piano, Olga enjoys a busy and eclectic concert career as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician.
‘How would Beethoven sound if you threw a Molotov cocktail between the keys? It’s the inflammable temperament that distinguishes herself from the regular fortepiano player.’ – De Volkskrant
Olga Pashchenko is a regular guest at early and contemporary music festivals alike, including the Utrecht Early Music Festival where she was Artist in Residence in 2016 and the Cité de la Musique in Paris where she made her debut in 2016. As a concerto soloist, Olga has performed with The Orchestra of the 18th Century, musicAeterna with Teodor Currentzis, Meininger Hofkapelle, the Amsterdam Sinfonietta and with Alexei Lubimov and Collegium 1704 under Vaclav Luks at the Chopin Festival, Warsaw and at the RSO Festival, Helsinki with the Finnish Baroque Orchestra. Most recently, Olga made her debut at the Salzburg and Berlin Festivals in recital with Georg Nigl.
Olga has been Hausmusikerin at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn since 2012, where she gives regular recitals in the series Bonngasse-20: Music2 from Beethoven’s time.
Next season, Olga will embark on a decade-long project to record and tour all the Mozart concertos with Il Gardellino starting in the autumn at the AMUZ festival as well as making her debut at the Klavierfestival Ruhr and the Vancouver Early Music Festival. Otherwise, Olga will return to Bach Thuringen Festival, Utrecht Early Music Festival, Budapest Fruhling amongst others as well as continue to tour with Georg Nigl in major European cities. Olga has an ongoing partnership with musician Jed Wentz with whom she collaborates on a special cinematic project, performing an array of new arrangements of Romantic music to accompany a selection of silent films from the 1920s such as Tartuffe and Faust by F.W. Murnau and La Glace à trois faces by Epstein.
An exclusive recording artist for Alpha Classics, Olga has released several critically acclaimed recordings including Transitions – a mixed recital programme of works by Dussek, Beethoven and Mendelssohn, an album of Beethoven sonatas and most recently, an album of Dussek concertos with Alexei Lubimov and the Finnish Baroque Orchestra.