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Naoko Inoue was born in Chiba, a suburb of Tokyo, Japan, where she began playing the violin at the age 3. She was 11 years old when she first performed with an orchestra. In 1995 she started the Music high school attached to the Tokyo National University of Arts and Music under the tutelage of professor Kousaku Yamaoka and then continued to study with Professor Wolgang Marschner at theTokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (Geidai) .


In 2004 she did her apprenticeship at the prestigious Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Hungary, Budapest under the guidance of esteemed  Professors: Vilmos Szabadi (solo violin), Márta Gulyás (duo), János Rolla (chamber music), Károly Botvay (string quartet) and György Vashegyi (baroque sonata). It was here, in 2009, she earned her MA with the highest honour and the Professional Performance qualification. 


Her dedication resulted in being awarded scholarships for the YAMAHA Music Foundation, the ROHM Music Foundation and the Tempus Public Foundation.


 She remained in Hungary as a member of the Concerto Budapest Orchestra and since 2011, has been a core member of the Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra. It was while she was playing with this orchestra they were awarded the Junior Prima Prize at the Prima Primissima Foundation of Hungary. They also won the first prize at the Summa Cum Laude International Music Festival Competition in Vienna, Austria.

Her awards range from a special prize in the All Japan Youth Music Competition of Tokyo, a Rising Musicians Audition in Ichikawa, the Japan Blue-ribbon prize and the second prize in the International Music Competition "Don Vincenzo Vitti" In Italy. Her notable performances include: the International Music Festival in Kouchi and Tokyo, the UNESCO International Music Festival and a performance with the Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra at the Liszt Ferenc Academy Main Hall.


Although her current focus lies in giving live performances, she is equally devoted to her work as the Principal of the N Violin Institute and the Director/Music Director of the Muzon International Institute in London.

 Naoko plays a Cremonese Nicolo AMATI violin, dated between 1650-60.

Lesso​- N Violin Institute​ -

 The N Violin Institute, situated in London, provides violin lessons to students who share the passion of its principal Naoko Inoue. Online lessons are also available.

Naoko Inoue’s experience has exposed her to the outstanding teaching methods with some of the world’s most prominent music professor, of which she has refined and cultivated into programmes that are suited to burgeoning young artists.

With her experience in performing in Europe for over 20 years, she combines the rich European tradition with a  meticulous Japanese teaching approach.

In the Institute, student concerts are held in the Royal Academy of Music, giving students opportunities to play in an established music venue. 


She has produced successful candidates for a multitude of schools, competitions and scholarship programmes:

the Yehudi Menuhin School, the Royal Academy of Music - Junior Academy, the Wells Cathedral School (Specialist Music Secondary School).

- Music scholarship students range from: North London Collegiate School, City of London School for Girls, Godolphin & Latymer School, Queen’s College London, South Hampstead High School, Latymer School, Mill Hill County High School, etc.

- Prizes: Stratford and East London Music Festival First Prize, North London Music Festival Second and Third Prizes.


- ABRSM Grade Exam: 100% success rate


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