Natsuko Inoue was born in Osaka, Japan, where she began her musical studies. She continued her learning at the Conservatoire de Paris under Georges Pludermacher. She has received numerous awards, such as Radio France’s First Prize, the Maurice Ravel Award and the First Prize of the Steinway Competition.
She has worked with several orchestras in the United States, Europe, Japan and other artists, among which her husband, pianist Itamar Golan, with whom she performs frequently.