Born in 1972 in the city of Slavyansk-on-Kuban (Krasnodar Territory).
Andrei Khotin graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in 1995 (class of Professor Anatoly Ivanov). Since 1997 he has worked with the Mariinsky Orchestra and since 2003 he has been a soloist in the percussion section.
In 2008 he was awarded the title Honoured Artist of Russia.
Andrei Khotin featured in the festivals Brass Evenings at the Mariinsky (2008–2010) and Percussion for Maslenitsa (2014). As well as performing, he conducts master-classes for young musicians, and in 2016 he headed the jury of the II All-Russian Music Competition in the category "percussion instruments".