Evgeny Novikov was born in Novosibirsk (Russia) where he took his first saxophone classes at the Novosibirsk School, College of Music. He went on further studies in France and the Netherlands, where his teachers were Nicolas Prost, Vincent David and Arno Bornkamp. He got his cum laude Bachelor's degree of Music in 2012 and Master's degree of Music with excellence in 2014. Evgeny was awarded by foundation Maestro (named after a great conductor Arnold Katz), as well as Russian Performing Arts Foundation, Talent Grant of Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Vladimir Spivakov Charity Foundation, Foundation Meyer and Societe Generale Foundation. His career brought him to perform in significant halls, such as Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philarmonie de Paris, Rachmaninov Hall in Moscow, etc. Evgeny Novikov has won prizes at some major International competitions - the 5th Adolphe Sax International Saxophone Competition (Belgium, 2010), Concours International de saxophone (France, 2012) and Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition (Thailand, 2017). He is the Winner of Russian National Music Competition (2016). As an orchestra and chamber music player, Evgeny has worked with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Residentie Orkest (Hague Philharmonic), the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and many more. He has accomplished a post-graduate contemporary music program at the CNSM de Paris that gave him opportunity to work with the young composers from all over the world and perform with the Ensemble Intercontemporain.