The soprano OLGA PASICHNYK (Pasiecznik) was born in Ukraine and studied Piano, Music Education and Voice in Kiev and Warsaw. In 1992 she became a solo singer at the Warsaw Chamber Opera. Since then she has sung major roles in classical and contemporary operas with great success in Europe, the United States, Canada and Japan. She has appeared in the great concert halls of Europe, including the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the Salle Pleyel, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Bavarian State Opera, the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (Brussels) and the Theater an der Wien (Vienna).
She has worked with such orchestras as the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Luxembourg Philharmonic, the Orchestra of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Florence), the Orchestre National de France, the Neues Orchester (Cologne), the Academy of Ancient Music, the Collegium Vocale (Gent) and the Freiburger Barockorchester under conductors of the stature of René Jacobs, Heinz Holliger, Philippe Herreweghe, Marc Minkowski, Krzysztof Penderecki and Trevor Pinnock. She has received many awards and distinctions, including the highest Polish award for solo recordings (the Fryderyk, named after Chopin) in 1997 and 2004, the Warsaw Autumn Festival Prize (Orfeusz, 1999), the A. Hiolski Prize for the best female opera role (2004) and Munich Opera Festival Prize (2006). In 2005 she was voted the best opera singer of the 2004/2005 season by the trade journal Opernwelt. Olga Pasichnyk has also made more than 40 CD and DVD recordings for various labels.