Natalya Pasichnyk – piano

General information

“She masters the instrument in an extraordinary way. It is as if such problems as technique, sound palette and interpretation do not exist for her. All of it sounds very convincing” – These were the words about Natalya of one of the greatest conductors of the twentieth century, Evgeniy Svetlanov

She started her musical education aged three, went on to study at a special boarding school for musically inclined children in Lviv, and then continued her musical education at the Lviv Conservatory. She finished postgraduate studies at both the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw and at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.

She has performed throughout the whole Europe, USA ,Japan, Argentina in the most famous concert halls such as Santory Hall (Tokyo), Berwald Hall (Stockholm), Konserthuset (Stockholm), de Singel (Antwerp), Auditori Winterthur (Barcelona), Musikhalle (Hamburg), Teatro Colon (Buenos-Aires), in all major Polish concert halls, at festivals such as Beethoven-festival and Mozart festival, La Folle Journee, Gdansk Piano Autumn (Poland), Schubertiada (Spain), Palaces of St. Petersburg (Russia). She cooperated with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mozarteum (Germany), Orchestre d’Auvergne (France), Philharmonic Orchestra of Krakow, Wroclaw, Gdansk and Poznan (Poland), Norrlandsoperan (Sweden) under the direction of such conductors as Michael Zilm, Christopher Hogwood, Evgeniy Svetlanov, Arie van Beck, Jacek Kaspszyk, Marek Mos, B Tommy Andersson, Robert Stehli.

Having a vast repertoire, she does not only perform on a contemporary grand-piano but also elegantly masters historical instruments.

Natalya has made numerous recordings for radio and television (Swedish Radio P2, BBC Radio 3, Belgian and Spanish radio, Swedish television TV4, Polish Radio and TV), and commercial recordings for companies such as NAXOS (Chopin; received 5 stars in Gramophone, Diapason, Svenska Dagbladet), OPUS 111, Pro Musica Camerata, Musicon (Bach, Messiaen; received 5 stars in the magazine “Music of the 21th century”). Her latest CD Consolation – Forgotten Treasures if the Ukrainian Soul has gotten the highest critical acclaim and was deemed the highlight of the year in German newspaper MittelBayerische.

She is prizewinner of the Fifth Nordic Piano Competition in Nyborg (Denmark, 1998), the World Piano Competition in Cincinatti (USA, 1999), and in 2001 she was awarded a special prize at the International Piano Competition Umberto Micheli in Milan, Italy. She has taught at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. In 2000 she received the prestigious Anders Wall prize, and in 2017 she was awarded Stockholm city’s culture grant, based on her contribution to Stockholm’s cultural life

Natalya is a frequent jury member of different international piano competitions. She regularly teaches at masterclasses. She is the founder of the Ostroh International Chamber Music Course, and the founder and artistic leader of the music festival Rethinking Europe. She is currently affiliated to the Grieg Academy at University of Bergen in Norway.