Olga Shpitko was born in L'viv, Ukraine, and received her Bachelor of Music, Master of Music and local Ph.D. degrees from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. While studying in Moscow, Ms. Shpitko toured many European countries with the Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Conservatory. She was Assistant Concertmaster of the "Young Russian" State Symphony Orchestra and performed as a soloist with the L'viv Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Shpitko attended many festivals and played numerous concerts as a member of the contemporary music ensemble "New Music Studio".
In 1995 Ms. Shpitko moved to Paris, France to continue her professional studies, where she won First Prize at the "Concours Musical Regional d'Ile de France" and Second Prize at the UNESCO 8th International Competition "Flame".
In 1997 she received the Lindred Scott Bendann Endowed Scholarship in Violin and the Heifetz Fund for Talented Young Musicians Award and came to study at the Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University.
Olga Shpitko became a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 2006.