Olga is an author whose music is concerned with ideas of movements, behavior, instrumental strategies and soundscapes.
Laureate of various All-Russian and international prizes, holder of the "Swiss Government Scholarship for foreign students" (2009-2011), Olga took part in various international workshops and academies; among them there are the «Young Composers' Meetings - 2004» in Apeldoorn (Holland, 2004), International Ensemble- and Composers- Academy for Contemporary Music «Impuls 2009» (Graz, Austria, 2009). She had workshops with H. Lachenmann, B. Furrer, T. Murail, V. Globokar, L. Andriessen, K. de Vries, A. Gaussin, G. Zinstag, and others. O.Bochikhina graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (class of Prof. V. Tarnopolsky) and from the Musik Akademie der Stadt Basel (Specialized Master's Program in Composition) under Prof. E.Oña and Prof. J.Ullmann.
Her works have been performed by the Mariinsky Orchestra, Y.F.Svetlanov State Academic Symphonic Orchestra, «de ereprijs» orchestra (Netherlands), «Russian Philharmonic» orchestra, London Sinfonietta (Great Britain), «Ensemble Modern», ensemble «Studio of New Music», "Türmchen Ensemble" (Germany), "Cikada string quartet" (Sweden), "Quasars ensemble" (Slovenia), "Phoenix ensemble" (Switzerland), Pekarsky Percussion Ensemble; she has collaborated with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Jurowsky, Igor Dronov, Sergey Kondrashev, Ilan Volkov, Jürg Henneberger.
The works of Olga Bochikhina have been broadly presented at various international contemporary music festivals in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland, Sweden, and Italy. These include: «6th Weimarer Frühjahrstage für zeitgenössische Musik» (Weimar, 2005), «The Moscow autumn» (Moscow, from 2005), «The Moscow forum» (2007-2013), Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (2008), «New Horizons» (Saint-Petersburg, 2008), "Young Euro Classic" (Berlin, 2009), "World New Music Days" (Sweden, Växjö, 2009, Slovenia, Košice, 2013), Frau Musika Nova (Cologne, 2009), International Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt (2010), "Manca festival" (Nice, 2010), "Schein-Polyphonie 2011" (Switzerland) in a collaboration with Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, "Europe through the eyes of Russians. Russia through the eyes of Europeans" (Moscow, 2011), Venice Biennale (2015), "The Other Space" (Moscow, 2013, 2018), "Tiroler Festspiele Erl"(Austria, 2016). In 2007, with the group of composers took part at the International opera project «Boxing Pushkin» premiered in Holland (Arnhem, Neijmegen, Den Haag, Apeldoorn, Amsterdam).
In November 2018 (in cooperation with VI International Actual Music Festival "The Other Space") she developed and realized the stage and musical concept of a multimedia project for ensemble, electronic and video: "FACE: The Mute Opera" (video realization – Ivan Saharov).