Nikita was born in Volgograd in 1987. In 2006 he graduated with honours from the Prokofiev Secondary Moscow Regional School of Music, where he studied academic saxophone. Then he studied at the Gnessins Russian Academy of Music (class of professor Margarita Shaposhnikova, People's Artist of Russia).
Laureate of international competitions:
2003 - “Firebird” Competition (Vladimir ),
2004 - “Mr. Saxophone” Competition (Togliatti ,
2004 - “New Century Talents” Competiton (Moscow).
2005 - A diploma holder of the International Selmer-Paris Competition (Lviv, Ukraine);
2006 - The winner of the gold medal at the International “Delphic Games” (Astana);
2008 - The 1st Prize and gold medal at the Russian National Delphic Games ( Novosibirsk).