photo: Fredrick Francke

Ukrainian-born Natalya Pasichnyk, prize winner of several international piano competitions, has with Stockholm as her base, and with her deeply intellectual and creative interpretations, established herself as one of Europe’s leading concert pianists. Sweden’s biggest classical music journal OPUS magazine listed her twice (2014, 2022) as one of Sweden’s most influential cultural personalities. She has over the years also dedicated much energy on uncovering the unknown Ukrainian musical treasure for the Western audiences, and she has frequently appeared in both radio and TV.

Pasichnyk has performed widely throughout Europe, the United States, Japan, and Argentina, with leading orchestras such as the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra, Elbphilharmonie Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Orchester d’Auvergne, Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra, Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra, and Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra, with such conductors as Christopher Hogwood, Evgeniy Svetlanov, Arie van Beck, Jacek Kaspszyk, Marek Mos, B Tommy Andersson, Robert Stehli, in major concert halls including Swedish Berwaldhallen and Konserthuset, Santory Hall (Tokyo), de Singel (Antwerp), Auditori Winterthur (Barcelona), Warsaw Philharmonic, Laeiszhalle (Hamburg), Teatro Colon (Buenos‐Aires).

Pasichnyk made numerous prize-winning recordings for companies such as BIS Records, NAXOS, OPUS 111, Pro Musica Camerata, Polmic, and Musicon. Consolation – forgotten treasures of the Ukrainian soul (BIS Records, 2017), with music by many unknown Ukrainian composers, quickly received very positive international attention and was described as the highlight of the year in German Mittelbayerische, with much critical acclaim from reviewers across the globe. In her recent recording Regamey & Regamey – Pasiecznik & Pasiecznik (2021), she introduces the listener to piano music by composers Regamey – the father who was killed by KGB and the son who emigrated to Switzerland.

Pasichnyk also holds the degrees Doctor of Arts and Doctor of Artistic Research.


Rethinking the Well-Tempered Clavier

Release Date: January 19, 2024
Catalog Number: NV6593
Solo Instrumental
Vocal Music
With its innumerable recordings by the greatest pianists in history, one would think the book has been written on Johann Sebastian Bach's timeless pianistic masterpiece, The Well-Tempered Clavier. Renowned Swedish-Ukrainian pianist Natalya Pasichnyk now adds her name and interpretation to this illustrious list with RETHINKING THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER. Her intellectual yet spiritual take on the matter is likely to be exactly what the composer envisioned. Guided by Bach's assertion that music's ultimate purpose is to glorify God and rejuvenate the spirit, Pasichnyk explores the intersection between divine inspiration and human existence. The result is a veritable tour de force of strength and sensitivity; of rational perspicuity, yet with the most tender sentiment; of surging vigor and might, but also of nonchalant lightness. A triumph.