Evgeny Akhmedov began his studies at the Murmansk Musical College, and graduated from the St. Petersburg „Rimsky-Korsakov“ State Conservatory, where he was a pupil of Olga Kondina. A series of master-classes with tenor Neil Shicoff rounded off his musical training.
From 2011-15, Evgeny Akhmedov has been a soloist of the Mikhailovsky Theater in St. Petersburg, his roles there included Lensky in Eugene Onegin, A Novice (in Willy Decker‘s production of Billy Budd and with Neil Shicoff as Captain Vere), Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni , Edmondo in Manon Lescaut (with Vladimir Galuzin as Chevalier des Grieux), Beppe in Pagliacci, Steuermann in The Flying Dutchman (Vasily Petrenko, conductor), Nemorino in L’elisir D’amore, Ivan Lykov in The Tsar’s Bride, Il conte Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Yurodivy in Boris Godunov and Spoletta in Tosca. For his performance of Lensky in Eugene Onegin, staged by Andriy Zholdak, Evgeny Akhmedov was nominated for the Golden Mask, the highest National Theatre Award.
Following his remarkable Mariinsky debut in 2014 as Lensky in Eugene Onegin, conducted by Valeriy Gergiev, Evgeny Akhmedov became a member of the soloist ensemble at the Mariinsky theatre in 2015 and from 2016 he has been a Fellow at the theatre‘s Atkins Young Artists Program. Roles that he added to his repertoire include: Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Alfredo in La traviata, Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Froh in Wagner’s Das Rheingold, Hylas in Les Troyens, the Fisherman in Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol, Don Antonio in Prokofiev’s Betrothal in a Monastery, and Pechorin in Klinichev’s Bela.
His repertoire also includes the tenor parts in Mozart’s Requiem and Britten’s Spring Symphony. Evgeny Akhmedov has toured to China, Finland, France, Scotland, England, Italy, and Germany.