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Natalya PASICHNYK, piano
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“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), 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 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, OPUS 111, Pro Musica Camerata, Musicon, with works by Bach, Messiaen, Mozart, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Dvorak and a CD of Ukrainian music "Dumky", performed together with her sister Olga (soprano).
She is prizewinner of the Fifth Nordic Piano Competition in Nyborg (Denmark, 1998), the World Piano Competition in Cincinatti (USA, 1999), winner of the prestigious Swedish award “Anders Walls Stiftelse” (2000), and in 2001 she was awarded a special prize at the International Piano Competition Umberto Micheli in Milan, Italy. She teaches at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
Cv-update: seaon 2011-2012