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Olga Pashchenko

Beethoven Pianoforte Sessions

Olga Pashchenko is regularly invited to play on the 1824 Graf fortepiano at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn. It was the instrument on which she recorded her album Apassionata, Les Adieux, Waldstein (Alpha, 2017), hailed by Res Musica magazine as “a very great Beethoven recording, which […] proves that historically informed performers, these ‘ancient moderns’, bring an unexpected freshness and a new way of listening to these monuments of the piano and musical pantheon.” At BOZAR, she will perform Beethoven’s gargantuan Hammerklavier Sonata on Chris Maene’s replicas of the Graf and Broadwood fortepianos.

Fortepiano of John BROADWOOD (1732-1812) – London 1817

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Beethoven Pianoforte Sessions


Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827
Piano Sonata No. 29 in B Major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier" (1817-1819)


Olga Pashchenko plays piano, fortepiano, harpsichord and organ with equal mastery. Since her first recital in New York at the age of nine, she has performed in many famous concert halls in Europe, the United States and Russia. Since 2012, she has been “Hausmusikerin” at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, where she gives regular recitals. Her albums, many of which are dedicated to Beethoven, including her most recent, Vanitas (Alpha, 2020), recorded with Georg Nigl, have been released to critical acclaim.