Olga Minkina was born in St. Petersburg, where she received her first musical education at the Special music school at the conservatory. She studied church music at the Hochschule für Kirchenmusik in Herford (organ with Prof. Rolf Schönstedt and Christoph Grohmann), followed by her final piano examination with Prof. Anja David. In 2017 she completed her Master's degree in organ at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Prof. Pieter van Dijk. Olga Minkina completed her education at organ master classes with J. Laukvik, F. L. Tagliavini, P. D. Peretti, B. Klapprott, Dame Gilian Weir and L. Robilliard, among others.
From 2014 she was a full-time church musician in Bielefeld Brackwede (Rowan West organ), and in 2019 she was appointed full-time cantor in Tangermünde, Jerichow and the surrounding region. In this role, she is responsible for playing and maintaining the historical organ by Hans Scherer the Younger from 1624. From 1st of January 2024 onwards, she will represent the town of Tangermünde as artistic director at ECHO.
Since her earliest youth, Olga Minkina has had an active concert practice with performances in Europe and Russia. She is also active as an organiser of concert tours, exchange programmes and other activities for choirs and other groups. As a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist for orchestras and choirs, she is active throughout Germany and beyond.