Since his debut on the storied stage of the Grand Hall of the Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic and till his most recent debut conducting Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera" in Teatro Luigi Mancinelli, Orvieto Italy in August 2013, Maestro Evgeny Hochlov has maintained a busy performance schedule as one of the most dynamic young conductors in Russia today.
A native of Saint-Petersburg, Russia, Evgeny Hochlov studied at the N.A.Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory, graduating summa cum laude from the Choral Conducting faculty as a student of E. Kudryavtseva and from the Operatic and Symphonic Conducting faculty as a student of D. Hochlov.
Evgeny has been appointed a conductor of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus in 2003. There he conducted numerous concerts including several significant world premiere performances of works by Belarusian composers and collaborations with internationally recognized artists such as Gidon Kremer, Michael O'Rourke, and Boris Bloh. In 2008, he led a widely acclaimed staged production of Stravinsky's The Wedding with the Belarusian State Philharmonic.
In 2012 Evgeny accepted an invitation to take a position of conductor of the Samara Opera and Ballet Theatre in Russia. (Repertoire includes: “Madama Butterfly”, ”La Traviata”, ”Prince Igor”, ”The Tzar’s Bride”, “Eugene Onegin”, and ballet “Romeo and Juliet” by Prokofiev, among others.)
In 2008-2011 Evgeny Hochlov served on the conducting roster of the Saint-Petersburg Chamber Opera.
Equally comfortable in the concert hall and the opera house, he is splitting his time between the Samara Opera and Ballet Theatre and the Belarusian State Academic Symphony Orchestra. Russian magazine "Kultura" praised Maestro Hochlov for his “expressive, precise beat, fluid hands, excellent sense of rhythm, inner contact with the orchestra, natural musicality and an ability to sense the nuances of the score.”
Maestro Hochlov maintains active involvement in a wide array of competitions and festivals in Saint Petersburg (“Art Modern”, “From the Avant-Garde to Our Time”, “The Andreyev Orchestra and its Friends”) and in Minsk (“The Musical Springtime of Belarus”). He also collaborates frequently with composers in Russia and in Belarus.
He has subsequently trained with Maurizio Arena, Peter Guelke, Roman Kofman, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, and Leonid Grin.
Maestro Hochlov has made guest appearances with many orchestras including Beethoven Orchestra in Bonn, Germany, Salzburg Chamber Soloists, the Presidential Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Turkey, National Youth Symphony Orchestra of Estonia, Youth Chamber Orchestra of Estonia, and the Spazio Musica Orchestra, and others.