Arkady Gevondov was born in Tbilisi and trained there as a film director at the Tbilisi State University (workshop of M. Kharatishvili and D. Kobakhidze) and as a clarinettist at the Tbilisi State Sarajishvili Conservatoire). Before he moved to St Petersburg in 2004 he was involved in short TV musical films.
In 2008 under the guidance of People’s Artist of Russia Alexander Petrov he completed his postgraduate studies at the St Petersburg State Academy of Theatre Art. He currently works with many theatres in St Petersburg. His works include the children’s subscription A Journey Back-stage (2010) and a production of Sergei Prokofiev’s opera The Giant (2010) at the Mikhailovsky Theatre, Imagination Games at the Baltic House Theatre (2008), Peter and the Wolf (after the eponymous symphonic tale by Sergei Prokofiev, 2006), The Fears of Count Olaf (2005) and Ten Scenes from the opera “Carmen” to music by Georges Bizet (2007) at the Zazerkalye children’s music theatre.
In addition to productions in St Petersburg, Arkady Gevondov’s creative biography includes collaborations with the North Ossetia Opera and Ballet Theatre in Vladikavkaz and the Triumph Production Centre in Moscow.