Anikó Novák received her degree in piano at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Budapest in 1994.
Her teachers were Gyöngyi Keveházi, György Nádor, Mihály Bächer, Ferenc Rados and Sándor Falvai.
She participated in the masterclasses led by András Schiff and György Sebők.
In 1989 she won the Best Accompanist Prize at the International Cello Competition in Varna. In 1993 she received the Best Pianist Prize of the Year at the Liszt Academy.
Since 1995 she has been the regular accompanist and instrumental soloist of the Hungarian Radio Children’s Choir. She frequently makes recordings with the choir. Her sonata CD with Zsolt Fejervari appeared in 1996 .
She has given solo and chamber concerts in most European countries, in the USA, Japan, and Taiwan. In 2001 she was the first Hungarian to give a recital in the Young Talents concert series at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC.
Since 2004 she has been a teacher of the Teacher Training Faculty of the Liszt Academy Budapest and also, from 2009, has been a professor of the International Kodaly Institute in Kecskemet.
At the 2016 Summer Kodaly Seminar in Kecskemet she and her college Katalin Körtvési launched a new Piano Pedagogy Course called ZeneZen.
Since the first ZeneZen Course they have held Master Classes and Workshops in numerous institutes including the Hungarian Academy of Rome, the Sichuan University, Chengdu (China), the 23rd International Kodaly Symposium, Camrose (Canada), the Elleri Music School, Tartu (Estonia), the Helsinki and the Lahti Conservatories (Finland) and the Royal Conservatoire, Den Haag (The Netherlands).