Natsuko Inoue was born in Osaka, Japan, where she started her musical studies. She left to France at the age of 10, continuing her education at the National Conservatory of Paris under the supervision of Georges Pludermacher where she graduated with the 1st Prize. Natsuko Inoue has been a regular participant of prestigious music festivals. She received numerous awards such as the 1st Prize of Radio France, Maurice Ravel Prize, 1st Prize of Steinway competition and special chamber music awards. She is currently working and performing with numerous artists and orchestras in the United States, Europe and Japan among them her husband the pianist with Itamar Golan with whom she performs together regularly.