Born in Ehime (Japan), Haruka Inoue studied at the ESA Conservatoirium with Masahiro Maeda, and was awarded the diploma in 2007. She then decided to continue her studies in France, the spiritual home of the saxophone, with Jean-Denis Michat at the Conservatoire de Lyon with whom she consolidated her technique while also developing a musical and stylistic maturity. Haruka was awarded a Diplome d’Etudes Musicales unanimously with felicitations from the jury at the end of her time at the Lyon Conservatory. In 2010, while in the ‘Classe de perfectionnement’ in Lyon she was accepted into the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP) and the saxophone class of Claude Delangle. In 2012 she was awarded her DNSPM, with mention ‘très bien à l’unanimité’. In 2014 she completed her masters degree with mention ‘très bien’ and was then accepted into the 3rd superior cycle, the ‘Diplôme d’artiste interprète’, specialising in contemporary music.
Her activity as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician let her perform in Japan, as well as in Europe (France, Belgium, Scotland).
In 2012 and 2013 she performed recitals in Osaka and Ehime. In 2013 Haruka founded the Uzumé Saxophone Quartet with which she has performed in France (Paris, Bretagne, Perpignan). In 2013 she was invited to perform with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, as part of Luciano Berio’s Sinfonia, conducted by Michel Tabachnik.
Haruka has received support from the Meyer Foundation, Yamaha Foundation and the ADAMI. She was a prize winner at the 2014 Competition ‘Music of the last century’ in Boulogne Billancourt.