Olga Pashchenko

Olga Pashchenko (Moscow, 1986) performs worldwide as a soloist and chamber musician, as well as with orchestras. Since 2014, she has been artist in residence at the Beethoven Haus Bonn. Additionally, she is a frequent guest at various festivals, including the Utrecht Oude Muziek Festival, where she was artist in residence in 2014 and 2016.

In 2010, Olga Pashchenko graduated with honors from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where she studied harpsichord with Olga Martynova, fortepiano and modern piano with Alexei Lubimov and organ with Alexei Shmitov. She continued her studies in the postgraduate programme with Alexei Lubimov (historical keyboard instruments) and Konstantin Zenkin (research work on the topic ‘Modern vision of the specifics of interpretation of keyboard music from 15th to 19th century’). In 2013 and 2014 she received her master degree in fortepiano and harpsichord respectively at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where she studied  with Richard Egarr and Thérèse de Goede.

Olga won numerous prizes at competitions throughout Europe, including the International Pianoforte Competition (2010) and the Harpsichord Competition (2012, second prize and audience prize) of the Musica Antiqua Festival Bruges, the First International Pianoforte Competition at Schloss Kremsegg (2011); First International Piano Competition ‘Hans von Bülow’ (2012); the International Harpsichord Competition of the Bach-Wettbewerb Leipzig (2014) (second prize and audience prize) and the International Fortepiano and Square Piano Geelvinck Competition Amsterdam (2014).

She has recorded several CD’s and her recordings are being broadcast by various radio and TV-programmes.