He is principal conductor and a laureate of the international competition of opera conductors in Italy (First place winner).
Evgeny Khokhlov graduated with a distinction from N. A. Rimsky-Korsakoff Saint Petersburg State Conservatory with the specialization in «choral conducting» (Professor and Honored Artist of Russia E.P. Kudryavtseva’s workshop); «opera and symphony conducting» (Honored Artist of Russia D.D. Khokhlov’s workshop).
He served an internship at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts Mozarteum in Salzburg, at Professor P.Gulke’s workshop.
From 2011 to 2016 he has been a conductor of Samara Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Since 2017 he has been principal conductor of Samara Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre. He staged more than 10 operas and ballets during his work at the theatre.
In 2016 he got his first award and a special prize at the Luigi Mancinelli VII International competition of opera conductors in Italy.
In August 2016 he conducted the premiere of the opera « La Boheme» by G. Puccini at the L. Mancinelli theatre in Orvieto, Italy.
In October 2016 he made a debut at Gerhart Hauptmann-Theater, in Germany, where he conducted the opera «The Elixir of love» by G. Donizetti.
From 2003 and up to nowadays Evgenij Khokhlov has been a guest conductor of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus, and he performed with the orchestra in the best music halls of Italy, Spain and Portugal during the tour in 2014.
From 2007 to 2011 he has been a conductor of the «Saint Petersburg Opera» theatre.
From 2006 he has been a conductor of the Andreyev State Russian Orchestra (Saint Petersburg).
He took part in Roman Kofman’s (Germany, 2008), Neeme Järvi’s, Paavo Järvi’s and Leonid Grin’s master-classes (Estonia, 2009).
He conducted such orchestras as the Saint Petersburg Philarmonic Orchestra, Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie (Germany), «Spazio musica» orchestra in Italy, Ankara Presidential Symphony Orchestra, «Salzburg Chamber Soloists» in Salzburg, the Volga Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Youth Symphony Orchestra and The Estonian Youth Chamber Orchestra; «The Beethoven Orchester Bonn» in Bonn, etc.
He staged such plays as "La Boheme" and "Gianni Scicchi" by G. Puccini, «Romeo and Juliet» by S. Prokofiev, «Chopiniana», «Armida Pavilion» by N. Tcherepnin, «The Magic Flute» by W.A. Mozart, «The Bat» by J. Strauss, «The Riviera Girl» by I. Kalman, « Taram-param, ni-na, ni-na, or the Housing shortage has soured them » to the music by D. Shostakovich, «Esmeralda» by C. Pugni, the ballet divertissement «Petipa’s Grand pas» and the world premiere of the ballet "Three Masks of the King" by M. Krylov.
He conducts such plays as: «Prince Igor» by A. Borodin, «The Tsar’s Bride», «The Tale of Tsar Saltan», « Snow Maiden» by N. Rimsky-Korsakoff, «Madama Butterfly», «Tosca» by G.Puccini, «The Fallen Woman», «Rigolleto», «Aida» by G. Verdi, «Eugene Onegin», «The Nutcracker», «Swan Lake», « Sleeping Beauty» by P. Tchaikovsky.
He often participates in competitions and festivals in Saint Petersburg («Art Modern», «From Avant-garde till nowadays», «Andrew’s orchestra and his friends») and in Minsk («Belarusian Musical Spring»), and he frequently cooperates with modern composers from Russia and the Republic of Belarus.
Awards: First place winner and an owner of the special prize from the Gerhart Hauptmann-Theater Görlitz-Zittau (Germany) at the Luigi Mancinelli VII International competition of opera conductors in Orvieto, Italy.