Olga Mikhailova was born in Novosibirsk, graduating from the Novosibirsk Conservatoire in 2012 (class of Professor Elena Baskina). Prize-winner at All-Russian and international competitions, and recipient of the Silver Medal at the Russian Youth Delphi Games (2007).
Tours frequently, and has appeared with the orchestra of the Novosibirsk Opera House under Teodor Currentzis. From 2005–2013 she performed with the Novosibirsk State Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. Appears at international festivals with orchestras and in recitals (the Russo-Asiatic Youth Orchestra in 2012 and the Russo-German Music Academy Orchestra in 2016 and 2017).
Since 2013 she has been a member of the Mariinsky Orchestra.