Soloists » Oksana Sinkova, flute

Oksana SinkovaOne of the most outstanding Estonian flute players, Oksana Sinkova began her journey as a musician at the age of 9. She graduated from the Georg Ots Tallinn Music School in 1997 with Kaljo West, and in 2002 from the Estonian Academy of Music under the guidance of Neeme Punder, Matti Helin and Imants Sneibis. In 2004/2005, Oksana improved her skills at the Hochschule für Musik und Theatre Hamburg with Mosche Aron Epstein. In 2006 she obtained her Master’s Degree and started her PhD studies at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.

She has won over 12 competitions, including: First prize at the All-Soviet Union Competition Young Virtuoso (1991, Kiev), winner of the Estonian Yamaha Competition (1999), Grand Prix at the Estonian Johann Sebastian Bach Competition (2000), 4th prize at the International Competition Pacem in Terris (2005, Bayreuth, Germany).

Since 1999, Oksana has worked as the guest principal flautist of the  Narva Symphony Orchestra, from 2000-2008 as the principal flautist of the Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra and from 2008-2011 as the second  principal of the Estonian National Opera
Symphony Orchestra.

Oksana has given concerts in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Germany, Greece and the Netherlands, performed with different chamber ensembles and been a soloist in front of Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra, Narva Symphony Orchestra, Tartu Chamber Orchestra, Georg Ots Tallinn Music School Symphony Orchestra and Heino Eller Tartu Music School Symphony Orchestra.