Olga Pasichnyk was born in the Ukraine. She studied piano and musical pedagogy in her native town Rivne, voice at the Kiev Conservatory and at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. In 1992 she became a soloist of the Warsaw Chamber Opera.
She sang with success major roles in operas of Monteverdi, Gluck, Handel, Mozart, Weber, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, contemporary composers throughout Europe, in Australia, Canada, Japan, Australia and the United States. She performed at numerous concerts and international music festivals in renowned concert halls and theatres, including the Opéra National de Paris - Opéra Bastille, Palais Garnier, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Théâtre Châtelet, Salle Pleyel (Paris), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Berliner Konzerthaus, Auditorio Nacional de Música (Madrid), Bayerische Staatsoper, Palais des Beaux-Arts and Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (Brussels), Theater an der Wien, Bregenzer Festspiele (Austria), Grand Théâtre de Genève, Finnish National Opera, Flemish Opera, Polish National Opera etc.
Olga Pasichnyk has collaborated with the Belgium and Polish National Philharmonic Orchestra, Polish National Radio Orchestra, RTVE, Orquesta Nacional de España (Spain), Luxemburg Philharmonic Orchestra, with orchestras Sinfonia Varsovia (Poland), National Philharmonic of Russia, of Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Florence), Wiener Symphoniker, L’Orchestre de Radio France, L’Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Colonne (Paris), Das Neue Orchester (Cologne), La Grande Ecurie et La Chambre du Roy and Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble (France), The English Concert, European Union Baroque Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Freiburger Barockorchester, Concerto Vocale, Collegium Vocale Gent, Collegium Novum Zürich, Orchestra of 18th Century.
Among the conductors with whom she has worked are H. Bicket, I. Bolton, F. Brüggen, J.-C. Casadesus, M. Creed, R. Jacobs, R. Goodman, H. Holliger, Ph. Herreweghe, K. Kord, J.-C. Malgoire, J. Maksymiuk, A. de Marchi, M. Minkowski, P. McCreesh, J. Nelsson, P. Neumann, K. Ono, S. Oramo, A. Parrot, K. Penderecki, T. Pinnock, M. Soustrot, A. Spering, C. Spering, M. Viotti, A. Wit, M. Zanetti.
Olga Pasichnyk is a Prizewinner of the International Vocal Competition in s’Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands, 1994 - II prize), Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition in Helsinki (Finland, 1999 - II prize) and The Queen Elisabeth Competition (III prize, Special Oratorio Prize and Public Prize). She twice received the Fryderyk (the highest Polish phonographic award) for the best solo recordings in 1997 and 2004 (Szymanowski and Lutoslawski), Orfeusz (Warsaw Autumn Festival prize) in 1999, Golden Cross of merit of Poland (2001), A. Hiolski’s prize for the best female opera role of 2004 (Melisande, Debussy - Pelleas et Melisande - Polish National Opera). In 2005 she was nominated as the best opera singer of the 2004/2005 season as Almirena (Handel, “Rinaldo”) by International Opera Magazine Opernwelt. In 2006 she got a Münchner Opernfestspiele prize.
She has recorded 45 CD’s and DVD’s for different labels incl. Dabringhaus und Grimm, Harmonia Mundi, Naxos, Opus 111.