Steinway Artist Natsuki Fukasawa's music career has taken her throughout most U.S. cities as well as to Europe, Scandinavia, Israel, Australia, Japan, China and Hong Kong in the role of soloist and chamber musician. As a founding member of the award-winning Jalina Trio, Natsuki has won many accolades and international prizes, including a rave review in Fanfare magazine and the Best Chamber Music Recording of the Year from the Danish Music Awards. In 2012, Natsuki was added to the distinguished roster of international Steinway Artists.
Natsuki's recent highlights include a tour of Italy performing Gershwin's Concerto in F as well as performances of Beethoven's 3rd Piano Concerto with the Sacramento Philharmonic and Rachmaninov 2nd Piano Concerto with the Camellia Symphony (U.S.). During this year, her projects include traveling to Hong Kong (teaching and judging) and a concerto performance with Folsom Symphony, as well as recording a CD in Texas and performing and teaching in Brazil.
Natsuki is on the artist faculty for the Orfeo Music Festival in the Italian Alps, and Calcap Chamber Music Workshop in Sacramento. She has taught at California State University Sacramento, St. Mary's College of Moraga, and has been a guest faculty at University of South Florida. She also enjoys nurturing the young talents in her own private studio. Her main teachers include Takako Fukasawa (her mother), Fumiko Ishikawa, Mark Richman, Martin Canin, Jan Panenka, Anne Koscielny, Ferenc Rados and violist Tim Frederiksen. She is a Fulbright Scholar and has earned her degrees from New York's Juilliard, Prague Academy in Czech Republic and University of Maryland.
Natsuki records for Classico and Da Capo labels and her career is noted in the World of Women in Classical Music and Who's Who in America.