Oksana Sinkova´s journey into music began at the age of 9. Since then music has been her passion and it has earned her 14 achievements at many competitions, among these First prize at the All-Soviet Union Competition “Young Virtuoso” (1991, Kiev), winner of the Estonian Yamaha Competition (1999), First prize in the Johann Sebastian Bach Competition of the Estonian Music Academy and Sibelius Academy, Finland (1998), Grand Prix in the Estonian Johann Sebastian Bach Competition (2000), 4th prize in the International Competition Pacem in Terris (2005, Bayreuth, Germany) where 200 performers from 33 countries took part. In 2008 she won the First prize, Grand Prix and most of the special awards in the Estonian National Competition for Wind Interpreters and the same year she was awarded the award “Young Musician 2008”.
After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree (cum laude) in 2002 and Master’s degree (cum laude) in 2006 from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EAMT, class of N. Punder and Prof. M. Helin, Sibelius-Academy, Finland), she continued to pursue her PhD at the EAMT. From 2004 to 2005 she complemented her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg in the class of Prof. M.A. Epstein. She has participated in the masterclasses of several well-known flutists (Peter-Lukas Graf, William Bennett, Jaap Frank, Jean-Claude Gerard, Renate Greiss-Armin, Patrick Gallois, Giorgio Blasco, Giorgio Marcossi, Barbara Giesler, Moshe Aron Epstein, Harrie Starreveld, Liisa Ruoho, Matti Helin and Maarika Järvi.
2000 – 2009 she has been principal flutist in the symphony orchestra of theatre “Vanemuine”, 2008-2011 co-principal flutist at the symphony orchestra of the National Opera „Estonia“ sümfooniaorkestris. 1999-2017 she has been invited principal flutist in Narva Symphony Orchestra. She has been member of European Festival Orchestra.
Since 2008 Oksana Sinkova teaches at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, alongside pursuing her solo career. She also gives masterclasses herself and performs at numerous recitals and chamber music concerts with different ensembles in Estonia and abroad. Her recital repertoire includes many virtuoso violin pieces for flute which she herself arranged for flute. She has made numerous recordings for Estonian Radio including world premieres by Estonian composers Erkki-Sven Tüür, Margo Kõlar, Rein Rannap. Composer Vsevolod Pozdejev dedicated to her his virtuoso Suite for Flute and Piano (2005)