Beethoven: Variations Olga Pashchenko
- Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): 32 Variations on an original Theme
- 132 Variations in C Minor, WoO 8011:41
- Piano Sonata In G Minor No.19, -Sonate Facile-, Op.49 No.1
- 2I. Andante03:45
- 3II. Rondo: Allegro03:38
- Fantasia in G Minor, Op. 77
- 4Fantasia in G Minor, Op. 7709:43
- Piano Sonata In G Major No.20, -Sonate Facile-, Op.49 No.2
- 5I. Allegro ma non troppo04:30
- 6II. Tempo di menuetto03:05
- -Prometheus- Variations, Op.35
- 715 Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-Flat Major, Op. 35, Eroica Variations25:26
Info zu Beethoven: Variations
Olga Pashchenko makes a conspicuous entrance in the Alpha catalogue with a disc devoted entirely to Beethoven. One will remember her interpretation of Opus 111, released by Fuga Libera, of which the appropriateness and maturity left a powerful impression. In this new recording, Olga Pashchenko has chosen to combine the two Opus 49 sonatas and three sets of variations, thus tackling what are commonly called ‘smaller forms’ but which remain major Beethoven works nonetheless.
This young pianist (she is not yet 30) commands admiration for her way of always enlarging her route, which is already long (she gave her first recital when she was 9, in New York), relying on certain great influences (in particular, Alexei Lubimov) and thereby further affirming her personality as an exceptional musician.
Olga Pashchenko, piano
Olga Pashchenko - Harpsichordist, Pianist, Fortepianist and Organist
is a young artist who has already established a reputation as a versatile performer with her own individual style of performance notable for sensitiveness toward different musical styles, virtuosity, wealth of color and special approach to each instrument she plays.
Olga Pashchenko was born in 1986 in Moscow. She began her musical studies at the age of six in the Children’s Myaskovski Music School in the piano class of Sofia Genis. 1993 became laureate of the All-Russian Young Pianists’Competition.
In 1993 Olga entered the Moscow Special Gnessin Music School where she studied piano with Tatiana Zelikman and harpsichord with Olga Martynova. She gave her first piano recital in New York at the age of 9. In 2002 was granted the scholarship of the fund “Russian Performance Art”. In 2003 became laureate of the Third International Gnessin Young Artists Competition and the Third International Beethoven Festival of Chamber Music..
Olga Pashchenko performs regularly as harpsichordist, pianist, organist and fortepianist in various concert halls in Moscow and other cities of Russia, Belarus, Italy, USA, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany; took part in different festivals such as Seiler Festival (Germany) 2005, Poeke Fortepiano Festival (Belgium) 2006, Karlsruhe (Germany) 2009, Florence – Project of the Harvard University Centre for Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti (Italy) 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, Utrecht Oude Muziek Festival (Holland) 2010. The repertoire of the artist embraces music from 16th to 21st century and includes solo music, chamber music, and concertos with orchestra.
Olga Pashchenko is in the team of the Young Artists of the Accademia Villa Bossi in Bodio (Varese - Italy).
Current awards / prizes:
2012 / Winner of the international competition for piano ' Hans Von Bulow and special prize for best performance of works by Chopin
2012 / Second prize and for best appreciation by the public of competition Musica Antiqua in Bruges in the clavicembalo
2012 / Category Winner and critics prize at the international competition of fortepiano ' Ferrari ' Prize in Rovereto